Planet Fitness - Gyms - 2945 Junipero Serra Blvd, Daly City, CA

Planet Fitness   - Gyms - 2945 Junipero Serra Blvd, Daly City, CA
8/12/2016

So far,  so good!   I've been a member for a couple weeks now and I really like this place.  Here are some pros and cons of this particular Daly City location. Forgive me if some of these attributes are common with ANY gym as I haven't been to one in years.  (Please note that I avoid the busy period from 5-7:30pm or so on weekdays) Pros:-  CHEAP!   Their most expensive membership is $20/month and you can bring a friend for free everyday.   Wow. Small yearly service charge.-  CLEAN!   There's a few lazy bastards here and there that won't clean or wipe after themselves but they work to keep this place quite clean.   I've seen the men's toilets blown up a couple times but that's what happens everywhere.  Add protein shakes and it's expected. -  No judgment gym/anti douchey.   The mentality of this gym chain suits my personality well.   I totally feel like I'm part of that gym from the Dodgeball movie!  ESPN The Ocho! -  My buddy can work out with me with my Black Card membership. I need this buddy/group support badly.  So far we've held each other accountable and it's so much fun working out together.-  2nd floor workout area with the same elliptical and treadmill machines that they have on the 1st floor.   I love working out up there since less people watch you.    And the left side has TVs close by,  facing you. -  Convenient parking lots indoors and outdoors. -  24 hrs from Monday-Thursday.   I have to work odd hours sometimes and it's good to know I can go here really late at night. -  Friendly staff.   In contrast to many reviews here,  I have found the staff to be quite friendly.   There is an African American gentleman wearing shorts in particular in the evening/night hours that works hard at checking machines and greets members often.   I really like that and it totally makes a difference. -  Plenty of treadmills and ellipticals.  They also have this leg scissor machine I've never tried.  I only saw 4 of those stair machines though but those are brutal so not many people wait for those. -  Paper towels and cleaning sprays to wipe your machine after use (or before). -  Big fans near the machines on 2nd floor to cool you down.   Not sure about 1st floor. -  Massage chairs.   Have yet to use them but great to know they're there. Cons:-  Not enough weights and too congested.   People are bunched up way too close to each other waiting to use benches and weights.  It makes me really not want to even go in that area.   I might just do my kettle bells at home or expand on my home weights.  Also,  nobody really seems to pay attention to that 30 minute circuit lifting area. -  Only the basics.   No extra amenities like  pool, indoor basketball court, racquetball, aerobics room,  spinning class,  sauna/steam room,  battle ropes, punching bags.   But hey,  I assume this would jack up the price of membership significantly anyway.  I would LOVE a pool and a huge indoor basketball court but I know what I'm paying for. -  No WiFi as of right now when I write this review-  No towel service.-  Tootsie Roll jar at the front table.  As a guy who is trying to lose weight and stay away from junk food,  it's kind of annoying seeing that thing.  I'd love for it to be a jar of sugar free gum though!  The 2nd day I used the elliptical,  I saw 5 tootsie roll wrappers in the bottle holder and thought,  "What kind of maniac brings these to the gym and eats them while using a machine?!"   Then I saw the jar on the way out.   Sure they have Pizza Monday and Bagel Tuesday at the beginning of the month but I don't go to the gym to socialize and have a meal anyway.Also,  not a pro or con but they have this HUGE rotating fan thing in the ceiling that looks like a Final Destination type death tragedy waiting to happen.   I would NOT want to be on that first floor area under it during an earthquake.

Comment from Social P. of Planet Fitness - Daly City Business Customer Service 8/22/2016 Thanks for the feedback, Gilbert! We do our best to provide our members with a clean environment, a… Thanks for the feedback, Gilbert! We do our best to provide our members with a clean environment, a stellar staff, top-notch equipment, and a Judgement Free Zone. It's awesome to hear that you're enjoying the atmosphere on our Planet! In order to keep memberships so affordable, we don't offer extra amenities like punching bags, saunas, pools, or basketball courts. We're always looking for ways to improve our Planet, so feel free to swing by the front desk or speak with management regarding any suggestions you may have! Thanks for being such an important part of the PF family. :) Read more 9/5/2016

Been going here for two years, mostly cardio and some weight lifting.I am writing this review to ask them to clean their damn drinking fountains. I carved my initials into the scum of the upstairs water fountain months ago and can still see them each time I go! How much energy does it take to use Comet cleanser on the most heavily used piece of equipment in the whole gym?Will update this review with more stars when they start cleaning commonly used places in their gym well.PS, I have emailed the manager twice about this and asked the front desk several times.

Comment from Corp L. of Planet Fitness - Daly City Business Owner 9/9/2016 Hi Chris, thanks for the review. We'll pass your concerns along to management. Thanks for being a… Hi Chris, thanks for the review. We'll pass your concerns along to management. Thanks for being a committed member of the PF family. Have a great day! Read more 7/26/2016

Worst gym I have ever been to.Rude staff. (Ruben is the most unprofessional assistant manager I have ever met) Broken equipment.Not enough parking spaces.Disgusting bathrooms, showers, lockers.They shut hot water off whenever they like.Not worth the price. $20 a month + $40 yearly fee.Do yourself a favor go to a normal gym, not this piece of crap of a gym.Was a black card member for a year, after 1 year of headache signed up with 24HOUR FITNESS, for only $10 more a month, I could not be happier. I don't know why I tortured myself here.

Always something at this gym. Its totally normal for them to shut off hot water for a week Always something at this gym. Its totally normal for them to shut off hot water for a week Comment from Corp L. of Planet Fitness - Daly City Business Owner 8/11/2016 We're bummed to hear about that, Diyor. We don't want to see you go but wish you the best in all of… We're bummed to hear about that, Diyor. We don't want to see you go but wish you the best in all of your fitness endeavors. Have a great day! Read more 3/29/2016

There was a $10 sign up fee deal online that I couldn't pass up. I got the black card membership and I was excited to try this particular gym out. It was an ordinary gym so I didn't have high expectations about it. I heard there was massage chairs, pizza Mondays, and bagel Tuesdays, which sounded cool. To be honest I should've really just went for a day and tried it out to see if I liked it or not, so I didn't have to waste that $10. Anyways I wasn't feeling it for some reason.. Maybe because I've been working out at 24 hour fitness for so long and I wanted to try something new. I wanted to like it, but i guess it wasn't for me. So I went to the front desk and two dudes were standing there. I walked straight up to the white short skinny dude with brown hair and tried to give an explanation of why I was canceling my membership. He brought his hands up, shrugged, and said "so what?.. Do you want to cancel?". I saw his signature by the name of"AJ"?. I don't know. Anyways, the boy gave me the nastiest attitude. I'm so happy I cancelled my membership. I don't tolerate shit like that. Dude needs to give better customer service. Bye.

4/4/2016

I was looking for a local Planet Fitness gym to go to while I was in San Francisco to take classes. It was either this one or the one in downtown San Francisco. This gym is right off the 280 and next to an In-N-Out (what's up with? so much temptation! someone at Planet Fitness planned well). It has free parking so I didn't even bother to check out the other in downtown.The employees here are really friendly, and the gym itself is ok. Unfortunately, I've had not so great experiences while exercising. It gets pretty crowded, even in the mornings, and the machines are uncomfortably close to each other on the first floor. I understand the desire to pack in as many machines but if I can feel the heat emitting from someone exercising next to me or their sweat bounces over to my side, it does get kind of gross. There is no stairmaster machine here and I hope they get a few soon. For how much you pay, it's definitely worth it.

9/14/2016

I piggy back on my boyfriend's gym membership as often as I can and I've had nothing but pleasant experiences at PF. I usually go upstairs and find a hidden corner to do some stretches and a quick jog. The space is quite large and you can't beat their  membership prices!

Comment from Social P. of Planet Fitness - Daly City Business Customer Service 9/15/2016 Thanks for sending us such kind words, Ash! It's great to hear that your experiences on our Planet… Thanks for sending us such kind words, Ash! It's great to hear that your experiences on our Planet have been nothing short of awesome. We think you'd be a great addition to the PF family, and we'd love to chat with you next time you visit. We appreciate you touching base with us! Read more 8/24/2016

I like this gym because it's much more afordable than 24 Hour Fitness. For $20 a month... I have access to the massage chairs, discounted beverages, and can bring a guest. I also appreciate being contract-free. The gym is pretty clean; and the staff is friendly. My cons are the lack of parking, the stuffiness in the gym, and that the leg portion often doesn't work on 3 out of 4 of the massage chairs. Hopefully the chairs will be fixed soon.

Comment from Corp L. of Planet Fitness - Daly City Business Owner 8/25/2016 Hey Ghenee, We are so thrilled you're loving lift on our Planet. Thanks for shooting us some stars… Hey Ghenee, We are so thrilled you're loving lift on our Planet. Thanks for shooting us some stars into our atmosphere, we really appreciate it. Feel free to stop by the front desk next time you're in and let them know your concerns. They'll be happy to assist you! Read more 12/11/2015

Visitor review...It'll cost you $20 for a single day workout. I was expecting $15 since I once paid that but this was $5 cheaper than the 24/7 fitness a mile up the road. Since I needed some cardio I took a trip by foot to save $5 which I then spent on my Lyft ride back to my family's house.Planet Fitness commercials show a very clean and bright facility. The Planet Fitness where I live is a very clean and bright facility This Planet Fitness wasn't as  clean and certainly wasn't bright. The equipment itself was fairly clean, it was the bathrooms that we're a big yucky.But all in all, no big deal. I just need a facility to pick things up and put down for a couple hours and this did the trick.

4/2/2016

Pros: This gym is very clean! As everyone mentions, the number of machines they have are great. You never really have to wait for cardio or anything else, even during their busiest hours. The place has enough TVs and the cardio machines let you hook up your headphones to them and select which one you're wanting to listen to. Pretty standard. Their locker rooms have plenty of lockers. The floors are clean, and the showers provide body wash. Cons: The general complaints about planet fitness, honestly. They've got a lunk alarm. (HOWEVER, I've heard it go off multiple times and nobody has ever gotten kicked out or even scolded by the employees. Which brings me to my next point.) The employees can either be friendly or rude depending on their mood that day. They aren't very professional, aside from the cleaning staff. Those at the counter either do nothing, chit chat with each other and friends, or put their head down to nap?? (I've actually gone around 2-4am and seen people do this.) On the bright side, I never really interact with the workers. I come in, scan my membership card and walk right to the locker room. The last thing I'd have to say is that I wish they were open 24/7. Instead, they are open 24 hours on week days. Fridays close at 10, Saturday and Sunday at 9.Also, they've got their free pizza on Mondays. That could be either a pro or con. All in all, it's a good gym, especially for beginners.

3/2/2016

ive been a planet fitness member for almost 2 years until yesterday that i cancelled my membership. This new employee named RUEBEN is so snappy when it comes to customer service. i brought my brother to go workout with me as a guest. my brother was about to write his name on the "massage list" but then this rueben guy was like "Do you even know where u writing at???" with attitude like 3 times. if ur an employee, just guide him thru the guest list and dont be snappy. i was so pissed at him my entire workout and i believe i will snap off one time at him if i continue my membership at this place.it's my first time seeing this guy but he made me quit planet fitness. thanks you rueben! Such an A-skill you have.

7/4/2016

This should be an awesome gym. It's huge, it's well priced, it has tons of equipment & it's open great hours. But it is not an awesome gym at all. No no. It is singularly the worst gym I have ever been a member of & for one reason only - AIR CONDITIONING! Get some. Please. I literally HATE coming here (I usually go to the SF one which is small but at least ventilated) but this is nearer my house. The ridiculous fan/thing on the ceiling is nothing but an expensive rotating ornament & where there are fans they are mainly unplugged. When people power + the threat of actually passing out encourages poor customers to plug them in, they are as useful as a chocolate teapot. I would discourage you from joining if you like intensive cardio like me. It's sad, because everything else is fine, but I'm just sick of leaving feeling angry because I couldn't perform to my best like I can in other gyms.

Comment from Social P. of Planet Fitness - Daly City Business Customer Service 7/27/2016 Hey, Fi. When you find the Planet environment a bit too much on the tropical side, please feel free… Hey, Fi. When you find the Planet environment a bit too much on the tropical side, please feel free to drop by the desk and let them team know. We'll see what we can do! Read more 7/28/2016

This gym has improved drastically in the last few months. The new staff that runs this place have been awesome. There was a time when the gym wasnt open on time during the weekends, because the person that was opening did not show up. Im glad and happy to say that it hasnt happened. Keep up the good job planet fitness staff!

Comment from Corp L. of Planet Fitness - Daly City Business Owner 8/11/2016 Hi Angelo, We're thrilled to hear that our staff is making your PF experience fantastic. Thanks for… Hi Angelo, We're thrilled to hear that our staff is making your PF experience fantastic. Thanks for the review and for being a part of our awesome PF community. Have a great day! Read more 4/19/2016 Updated review

This gym has the best vibe.. Not only am I member at 24hr fitness super sport but still enjoy coming here for the overall ease of it. Staff is great! If you've ever had any problem with the staff here, step back and think what what YOU could have done to cause the problem. Yes the gym can use a little better cleaning but hey, it's a gym not a resort.

11/1/2014 Previous review A really awesome gym. Great environment and friendly staff. Parking is plentiful and hours are… A really awesome gym. Great environment and friendly staff. Parking is plentiful and hours are great. Big facility and enough equipment to get the job done. I understand some people need higher weights and that's understandable but please at least be able to lift the 75lb Dumbbells before complaining about how you need more weights. Yes cleaning can be a little better but honestly it's not horrible. Constantly being cleaned by staff as well as dedicated cleaning personnel. A+ in my books. Enjoy! Read more Comment from Corp L. of Planet Fitness - Daly City Business Owner 4/28/2016 Hey, Jared! We are digging the love, thanks for being an A+ member! We are glad to hear you enjoy… Hey, Jared! We are digging the love, thanks for being an A+ member! We are glad to hear you enjoy our friendly staff, convenient hours, and the overall vibe of #OurPlanet! Our staff members work hard to keep PF spiffy clean, but if there is anything that needs some extra TLC, please feel free to let our front desk staff know. Thanks for being a member with us! #YouBelong Read more 2/15/2016

I love this gym. It is spacious and the teens that work there are super nice. They always greet you and wish you a good day when you leave. It doesn't ever get that crowded for me but the parking lot is. I like it better than the downtown SF location because it's much bigger. Prices are super cheap and I love being around other people who have the same common goal of getting healthy. I love that they provide soap in the shower stalls but I think they need to update their tiles there. And there's only one blowdryer that works.

6/24/2015

Pretty decent gym. Has all the machines you look for in a gym. You have plenty of weight machines & cardio machines. The best time to go in my opinion is the morning. The mornings are the best because it's not too crowded and you can work out with out having to fight for a machine. The worse time to come if after 7pm. All the machines are filled and there's barely any parking. The best perk about the membership is massage chairs if you have the black membership! Workers are all friendly and have always greeted me on check in. Another perk is that this membership is pretty affordable. It's definitely no 24 hr gym but for the price it's decent! It's nice that they recently started personal training here, I haven't used this service but it's nice to have that option.

6/19/2016

That's my first time to join a fitness club. I got my black membership, and I can bring my friends to work with me together. The environment is so clean, much better than 24 fitness in Ocean (I had been for trial). I think I would continue join next month.

1/9/2016

First impression. Went here on a weekend...no parking in garage but was able to easily find metered parking on the side of building. During the week day it is easy to find parking.First time in front desk greeted me right away and offered to go over their promotions for new membership. I took the monthly no commitment black card that offers unlimited tanning and gym membership for $19 a month and zero down. This offers ends on 1/14/16.Tanning beds are standup beds and the max time allowed per day is 11 minutes. Contrary to other reviews, the bulbs did not get uber hot. Four stars because the tanning beds which are stand ups, do not give much color. You have to go multiple times and I still do not get very dark. More of like a light/medium tan. The tanning areas are clean, however I do see some people getting out of the machines with out spraying them down.There are treadmills, downstairs and upstairs and there didn't seem to be a shortage of machines. I especially liked that they had a little small section on the upper left hand corner with some treadmills and mats for people who like maximum privacy when they work out.I was impressed with the cleanliness of the bathrooms with updated lockers.Aside from missing a sauna/steam room and work out classes, this gym checks off all boxes. I appreciate how affordable this place is.

11/9/2015

shady! Shady! SHADY! The gym itself is decent, but the way they do business is horrible! I had to move back to Florida on short notice for personal reasons, wrote several e-mails regarding membership cancellation. I even tried calling their number. No answer, no response. I talked to a few friends, who were previous members, and they warned me that NO ONE EVER PICKS UP THE PHONE, or responds to e-mails. So a couple of months later, I was able to make it back and I dropped by to ask why my credit card was still being charged. I explained that I moved back to FL and tried to get a hold of them via e-mail and phone prior to it.The manager, Stella Roberts, had the nerve to tell me and I quote "We receive thousands of e-mails a day, we don't have time to go through each and every one." Can you believe that? I was infuriated! They don't have time to go through e-mails, but they are very quick to sign you up to a new membership when you come in person. They also make you jump through hoops by having you go to their corporate office if you want a refund. It's obvious they do not have a problem ripping people off. BEWARE!!!

9/22/2015

I love this gym. As a Black card member, I get to bring someone with me for every visit. The machines are new, there's ample parking, the workers are nice, and there's lots of areas for stretching. Note: the gym gets pretty packed after 5 pm, but is generally empty on Sunday nights.

9/21/2015

I've been avoiding coming to the gym lately solely because how hot it's been within the last few days. On a normal day, Planet Fitness can get a bit stuffy and warm, but on a hot day, it's almost unbearable. The ventilation at this gym is horrible, but I can't really complain when I'm only paying $10 a month.In regards to the equipment, I would say this gym is subpar. While it does have standard equipment needed to stay in shape, workout routines can get very repetitive. While there always seems to be cardio machines open, the strength training area is almost always ridiculously packed unless you go at the right time of day.One thing I really wish the gym had was a section for barbells that aren't fixed into Smith machines. While the gym does have some barbells by the dumbbells, there isn't much room to use them efficiently without getting in someone's way. Additionally, I'm too afraid to do any power lifting (like snatches or cleans) because of the infamous lunk alarm. Now while I do hate unnecessary weight dropping or yelling, I find it hard to feel comfortable doing power lifts when 1) there's a chance I might set off some sort of alarm and 2) when there isn't a dedicated area for me to safely lift, especially considering that I try to PR when lifting. If you're looking for the best times to go to the gym, as long as you're not going between 12-230 p.m. or 5-730 p.m., you're pretty much good, at least in my experience. However, don't expect that to mean you'll easily find parking. While Planet Fitness does have its own garage, it can fill up pretty quickly. The large number of surrounding shops and restaurants also don't make it any easier to find parking. In that regard, may the parking odds be in your favor. Even when I go to the gym and it's empty, I still find it hard to find parking most of the time.While I do plan to leave PF soon to rejoin 24 Hour or Crunch, I have come to appreciate the little things PF has to offer. The bathrooms, at least the women's restrooms, are always clean; I never feel pressured into upgrading my membership; the staff is always friendly; and you just can't beat PF's noncommittal price. However, even with those good points, the cons outweigh the pros. One of the biggest reasons why I plan to leave, other than what I have described above, is because of how early PF closes on the weekends, including Fridays. I can handle being limited to certain lifts, the heat and the parking struggles, but I can only workout at nights on the weekends, and since PF isn't open I end up missing three days worth of workouts. Something I just can't afford since I'm trying to get back into shape.

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