Lifetime lied to me when I signed up; false advertising
When I signed up in Warrenville IL I was told every layout was the same and the same/similar machines could be located in the same general area of each gym. They showed me the free weight area and gave me no indication they were going to radically change it a year later.
They recently removed at least 10 separate weight lifting machines, including squat racks, overhead cables, lat machines, dip machines and others. Those machines and equipment they didn't discard they crammed into a tight area. They did all this so they could create a large open space for the personal trainers to train old ladies with rubber bands and kettle bells.
If they didn't lie to us and tell us the gym layout was set by corporate - if they told us they were moving all the equipment out to make it a soccer-mom gym - I wouldn't have signed up in the first place. Liars.