Today I did more biking and lifted at the 5 seasons club next to my new work - I can literally see the office from the windows of the gym. The good news is they are $80 a month, half of which my company will cover. They open at 5am, have a pool, two power racks, dumbbells up to 100lbs, and no stated policy on chalk.
On the down side, there is a 15 month contract. There is also the target market of the club. It is very upscale, with tennis courts, outdoor pool, sauna, lounge, restaurant, bar, spa, etc. This creates a lot of distractions I'd rather not contend with when trying to lift. You can smell food from the restaurant in the cardio area, for instance. Children were everywhere. Hardly anyone looked like they were trying.
Realistically, at 6am, most of the problems should be non-issues. The contract is my only major barrier. I'm going to call back the trainer at the awesome gym tomorrow morning. I'd still prefer to swing that place, but no way I'm paying $500 a month for the gym. If I can get them to waive the supervision rule like Stephan suggested, I'd be willing to pay their group rate of $175 a month. The gym is much closer suited to my preferences.
These are good problems. I am excited to get back to work. I'll do yoga at LA Fitness tomorrow.