Yeah, it's not much better here in Pittsburgh... Everywhere you go is nothing but machines and the clientele, well to call them meatheads would be an insult to people who actually workout.... There is literally 1, just one single gym in the area that lets you use chalk and bumpers.
I just want a place where I can come in, do my squats, deadlifts, some cleans, and presses. I don't need an array of dumbbells, bosu balls, smith machines, leg presses, and all those bizarre cable spread your legs things.
Where do you guys train? I'm thinking of maybe just looking to rent a storage space and outfitting it myself with a squat rack, a bar, and some bumpers.