The gym is many things to many people. At the moment people are in Broadway Gym prepping for the next round of competitions and the atmosphere is electric. These people are all being supported by each other and their trainers.
Many of the other members have said that, rather than being intimidated, they find it really inspiring; the athletes are over the moon about the level of support they feel they are getting, not just from the staff and trainers, but from the other members.
Atmosphere in gyms is not new dressing rooms with monsoon showers, I suppose that’s nice if you don’t have a bathroom at home.
Look at Rocky 4- if you know the film, (and we do know it’s not a true story). In the film he was training in a really plush gym, it didn’t help him- he got beaten. Art can often imitate life.