★★★★★ Long time customer. Went to other higher end gyms for a while (2-3 years), now I am back. Most comments by other customers are correct. The equipment is old and the owners are kinda grumpy at times. And yes, the gym if full of super fit folks at times that it can be intimidating. But it is a training facility that has won MANY body building competitions, so these guys are at home there.
Powerflex has better, more varied equipment. If you want to train, you get better workouts with this kind of equipment. Also, the customers tend to be a lot more disciplined at Powerflex. Weights are put back in their spots, machines are unloaded, because people who are serious at training, tend to be more respectful of their surroundings and very polite as well. So over all, even the most intimating people are very approachable and share tips and tricks and will talk to you. You just have to break the ice.
The bad odor has been much improved. There are signs everywhere encouraging folks to be as clean as possible and (all) the rules are enforced, compared to other gyms who do no seem to think that enforcing them is at all possible, creating a very disorganized and dirty environment at times, especially in winter.
True, the facility is far from the prettiest. I do wish they made it a little nicer, but over all, this has been my favorite gym for many years now, even after a short break, it is back on the top of my list.