Do not join the new Highland Park, Ill. LA Fitness.
The mens locker room floor is filthy and never cleaned. There are dust balls around the edges. The lockers were designed by someone from LA because they're too small for a winter coat and gym bag. There are no towels.
The showers have 3 receptacles for soap, shampoo and conditioner but there is no soap. Notwithstanding many complaints the water is not really hot. Equipment on the gym floor remains broken for weeks and complaints about it results in no action. The staff is amateurish or worse.
They are rude and defensive. The business model is clearly sell sell sell. They attempt to drive you into package deals with the trainers who they claim are "certified"(it's not clear by who, probably from the same people who sell on line ministers). The purpose of the "fitness assessment" is to drive you into package training deals by showing what pathetic shape you are in.
Don't be duped by the $30/month fee.
You won't even get what you paid for. Run, don't walk anywhere else.