I've checked out a few places locally and Golds seems to be the last on my list of places to check and I'm most inclined to go with this one because it's the closest to my house. Anyone here lift at Golds and have any idea of what I should be looking at as far as prices? I don't want to walk in there and get bent over a table just because I don't know what I'm looking at. Theres a mom and pop gyms around this area that I looked at. The DBs only go up to 80 lbs, which I'm not willing to do, and it's more of a soccer moms gym. I used to lift at the YMCA, but it's slammed at the times that I'd be going in. I also checked out a 24 hour fitness ( I think that's the name of it) and it seemed pretty decent, but it's about 20 minutes out from the house, and if I can find a closer one, I'd like to. The Y was 400 dollars for a year, prepaid. The 24 hour fitness was 29 a month with no contract (I'm sure theres a signup fee, but we didn't get that far into it before I had to go). They also have free tanning (I do it every now and then; it seems to keep my skin from breaking out), free boxing, and and indoor basketball courts. There's only one squat rack, but I'd be willing to bet it doesn't get used for much but curls. The mom and pop place was closer to 40 a month, but includes all the free spinning classes and junk like that I want. Thanks for the advice guys.