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Richmond Athletic Club

4700 Thalbro St
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 355-4311


One of Richmond's premiere health clubs, the Richmond Athletic Club (RAC), has been keeping Richmond fit for over 15 years. The RAC is well-known for its local flavor and its friendly and helpful staff. One long-standing RAC member compared the RAC to "Cheers" -- where everyone knows your name. Plus, the RAC's fitness staff is among the most qualified in Richmond. Whether you are just starting to exercise or are an exercise enthusiast, the RAC's highly qualified Fitness Specialists can customize an efficient exercise program to help you achieve your personal goals with the least amount of time and effort. The RAC's staff excels at providing personal service and guidance to all members. Need help? Just go to the RAC's Service Desk and they'll find a RAC Fitness Specialist to help you. Want exciting exercise options? The RAC is a full-service health club with a wide array of fun and exciting exercise options, including: o Spacious Cardio Center with over 50 pieces of cardio equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, cross-trainers, lifecycles, recumbent bikes, stepmills, steppers, Concept II rowers, and VersaClimbers o 50+ Life Fitness Weight Machines o Over 30 Group Exercise Classes Per Week -- all included with the normal monthly dues! Classes include Yoga, Tai Chi, Cardio Kickboxing, Group Weights, Indoor Cycling, etc. o 30 Minute Express Exercise Options including a simple 30 minute "Express Lane" weight training circuit that provides a total body workout in 30 minutes or less! o One of the largest Free Weight Rooms in Richmond (2, 500 sq. ft.) o Indoor Basketball with scheduled times for pick-up games o Racquetball, free lessons, & leagues o Cycle Reebok -- Indoor Cycling Studio with 15 bikes & colorful murals o Whirlpool, steam room, and sauna o Child Care on-site o Full-equipped locker rooms with lots of amenities that are not offered at most clubs, including FREE towel service. In addition, soaps, lotions, deodorant, and shaving cream are provided free-of-charge. o Private tanning beds in each locker room


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                    One of Richmond's premiere health clubs, the Richmond Athletic Club (RAC), has been keeping Richmond fit for over 15 years. The RAC is well-known for its local flavor and its friendly and helpful staff. One long-s... more

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                      matt montero

                      5 Reviews
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                      Monday, Feb 28 12:00am

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                        Don't try to cancel

                        Don't try to cancel. We were pretty satisfied members of the RAC who went there at least 4-5 times a week (even through the management changes which negatively modified our gym experience), and had a pretty decent relationship with the guy at the front desk we saw every morning. When we closed on our new house August 26th, we went back and told him we'd be leaving October 31st since we wouldn't be living near the RAC anymore. He completely neglected to mention that we'd have to fill out a form 30 days in advance of leaving, until October 5th, which meant that our membership would run through November 5th, charging us an ENTIRE additional month for a service we couldn't even use. Needless to say, I was outraged. I called and talked to numerous staff members trying to get them to work with us, but they were completely unyielding. But the story gets worse! Not only did they charge us for November, but this month (February), I get a phone call and a letter from them saying that we owe them for January when we have paperwork clearly stating that we canceled in November- I'm fighting it, but it's a clear indicator that they don't have their house in order. I've called multiple times on the same day and no one has called back, every time I try to talk to someone that can help me with this issue, I leave a message and get nothing for my trouble. Be wary of this gym- they don't care about their members, just about the bottom line, and they'll do whatever they feel they can get away with to get it.

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                        matt montero

                        5 Reviews
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                        Monday, Feb 28 12:00am

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                          Don't try to cancel

                          Don't try to cancel. We were pretty satisfied members of the RAC who went there at least 4-5 times a week (even through the management changes which negatively modified our gym experience), and had a pretty decent relationship with the guy at the front desk we saw every morning. When we closed on our new house August 26th, we went back and told him we'd be leaving October 31st since we wouldn't be living near the RAC anymore. He completely neglected to mention that we'd have to fill out a form 30 days in advance of leaving, until October 5th, which meant that our membership would run through November 5th, charging us an ENTIRE additional month for a service we couldn't even use. Needless to say, I was outraged. I called and talked to numerous staff members trying to get them to work with us, but they were completely unyielding. But the story gets worse! Not only did they charge us for November, but this month (February), I get a phone call and a letter from them saying that we owe them for January when we have paperwork clearly stating that we canceled in November- I'm fighting it, but it's a clear indicator that they don't have their house in order. I've called multiple times on the same day and no one has called back, every time I try to talk to someone that can help me with this issue, I leave a message and get nothing for my trouble. Be wary of this gym- they don't care about their members, just about the bottom line, and they'll do whatever they feel they can get away with to get it.

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                          matt montero

                          5 Reviews
                          0 Followers

                          Monday, Feb 28 12:00am

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                            Don't try to cancel

                            Don't try to cancel. We were pretty satisfied members of the RAC who went there at least 4-5 times a week (even through the management changes which negatively modified our gym experience), and had a pretty decent relationship with the guy at the front desk we saw every morning. When we closed on our new house August 26th, we went back and told him we'd be leaving October 31st since we wouldn't be living near the RAC anymore. He completely neglected to mention that we'd have to fill out a form 30 days in advance of leaving, until October 5th, which meant that our membership would run through November 5th, charging us an ENTIRE additional month for a service we couldn't even use. Needless to say, I was outraged. I called and talked to numerous staff members trying to get them to work with us, but they were completely unyielding. But the story gets worse! Not only did they charge us for November, but this month (February), I get a phone call and a letter from them saying that we owe them for January when we have paperwork clearly stating that we canceled in November- I'm fighting it, but it's a clear indicator that they don't have their house in order. I've called multiple times on the same day and no one has called back, every time I try to talk to someone that can help me with this issue, I leave a message and get nothing for my trouble. Be wary of this gym- they don't care about their members, just about the bottom line, and they'll do whatever they feel they can get away with to get it.

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                            matt montero

                            5 Reviews
                            0 Followers

                            Monday, Feb 28 12:00am

                            From Local.com

                              Don't try to cancel

                              Don't try to cancel. We were pretty satisfied members of the RAC who went there at least 4-5 times a week (even through the management changes which negatively modified our gym experience), and had a pretty decent relationship with the guy at the front desk we saw every morning. When we closed on our new house August 26th, we went back and told him we'd be leaving October 31st since we wouldn't be living near the RAC anymore. He completely neglected to mention that we'd have to fill out a form 30 days in advance of leaving, until October 5th, which meant that our membership would run through November 5th, charging us an ENTIRE additional month for a service we couldn't even use. Needless to say, I was outraged. I called and talked to numerous staff members trying to get them to work with us, but they were completely unyielding. But the story gets worse! Not only did they charge us for November, but this month (February), I get a phone call and a letter from them saying that we owe them for January when we have paperwork clearly stating that we canceled in November- I'm fighting it, but it's a clear indicator that they don't have their house in order. I've called multiple times on the same day and no one has called back, every time I try to talk to someone that can help me with this issue, I leave a message and get nothing for my trouble. Be wary of this gym- they don't care about their members, just about the bottom line, and they'll do whatever they feel they can get away with to get it.

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                              matt montero

                              5 Reviews
                              0 Followers

                              Monday, Feb 28 12:00am

                              From Local.com

                                Don't try to cancel

                                Don't try to cancel. We were pretty satisfied members of the RAC who went there at least 4-5 times a week (even through the management changes which negatively modified our gym experience), and had a pretty decent relationship with the guy at the front desk we saw every morning. When we closed on our new house August 26th, we went back and told him we'd be leaving October 31st since we wouldn't be living near the RAC anymore. He completely neglected to mention that we'd have to fill out a form 30 days in advance of leaving, until October 5th, which meant that our membership would run through November 5th, charging us an ENTIRE additional month for a service we couldn't even use. Needless to say, I was outraged. I called and talked to numerous staff members trying to get them to work with us, but they were completely unyielding. But the story gets worse! Not only did they charge us for November, but this month (February), I get a phone call and a letter from them saying that we owe them for January when we have paperwork clearly stating that we canceled in November- I'm fighting it, but it's a clear indicator that they don't have their house in order. I've called multiple times on the same day and no one has called back, every time I try to talk to someone that can help me with this issue, I leave a message and get nothing for my trouble. Be wary of this gym- they don't care about their members, just about the bottom line, and they'll do whatever they feel they can get away with to get it.

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