I moved my office about 25 miles further away from my home as well as my gym. I had to reup on my membership at my old place and I was also looking for a new place closer to my new office. Well I noticed that there was a World Gym less than 5 minutes away and on the way home. What also intrigued me was that it was 24 hours. Sometimes I"ll be working as late as 2am and wanna hit the gym. Anyways I walked into this majorly commercialized gym. I haven't been to one of these since I was on vacation in California 6 years ago. I walk to the counter and was instructed to sit and wait for an "instructor". Great. I'm gonna get the noob treatment. Meanwhile I had to fill out this questionare. of the questions : 1. what are you goals: to become as big as possible 2. how long have you been training? 10 years 3. do you want to gain weight, lose weight, maintain? see question 1 so the guy comes over. Not only was he a tad out of shape but he was the father of the guy who was dating a girl I slept with...the Dad didn't know...it just made it weird. Then he asks me what I wanted to join for and all this hoopla... cut to the chase....the don'ts of World Gym 1. no deadlifting 2. no chalk 3. no tank tops, or tight revealing clothing (no joke) 4. no gym bags in the weights area 5. no additional training apperatus'(sp?) ...like chains, bands, etc When I asked where the deadlifting platform was he said "no deadlifting" I said "ok, I've seen enough" then on my way out he tried explaining a lot of thnings, benefits of the gym. I asked "how much for 1 year, no payments just a straight cut fee" 800/year. "bye" how can they expect anyone that is remotely serious about training for strength or size to go there and plunk down 800 bucks? Its expensive enough buying all the food/supps per month....so I went back to my old gym for the 225/year and did some deads.