Where are the cheapest gyms in Chicago?

  • MadeinMich

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    Jul 17, 2010 11:16 PM GMT
    Although I do not currently live in Chicago I plan to move there soon. Right now where I live I currently have the luxury of paying $9 (soon to be $15) for my gym membership. I signed up for $39.00. Now this gym is the best value I've seen yet. Better than ALL of the major chains you can think of. Most machines that you find in most gyms you'll find here and its cheap. Its essentially a non-chain, independantly ran gym.

    I notice how difficult it is to find a gym membership under $20 and under a $100.00 sign up fee. But there has to be an affordable gym that is fully equiped with decent hours.

    I know these gyms are rare and hard to find but could any Chicagoans out there point me in the direction of some inexpensive, affordable gyms (under $25/month, under $100.00 sign up fee)? It can be anywhere in Chicago. North, South,West..anywhere. It could be a little mom and pop basement gym, I don't care..........Please help!!!!!!!

    P.S. I have looked into the following and am not considering:

    L.A. Fitness
    24hr fitness
    Fitness Anytime
    Lifetime Fitness
    Most Powerhouse Gyms
  • MadeinMich

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    Jul 17, 2010 11:18 PM GMT
    anything would help
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    Jul 18, 2010 2:48 AM GMT
    You probably won't find anything in Chicago for under $20/month, unless it's a small gym around the neighborhood where you'll live. Here are some good options that you should look into:

    Cardinal Fitness - around $25 to $30/month
    XSport Fitness - $30+/month depending on location in the city

    Good luck, and keep us posted if you find good deals in Chicago ;)
  • MadeinMich

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    Jul 18, 2010 2:59 AM GMT
    chicagobuddy saidYou probably won't find anything in Chicago for under $20/month, unless it's a small gym around the neighborhood where you'll live. Here are some good options that you should look into:

    Cardinal Fitness - around $25 to $30/month
    XSport Fitness - $30+/month depending on location in the city

    Good luck, and keep us posted if you find good deals in Chicago ;)


    thank you for your response
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    Jul 18, 2010 3:21 AM GMT
    I did Cardinal Fitness when I lived in Chicago, and I think that was pretty much the cheapest. Fully equipped with pretty much anything you would need out of a gym, though, unless you're looking for a place with a pool or sauna.
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    Jul 18, 2010 3:30 AM GMT
    Yeah, I'd also recommed Cardinal, really low prices (now they have a deal for 20 a month). Hours are ok (24 hours it ain't). Haha today I went at 4:55 to see that they close at 5.
  • MadeinMich

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    Jul 18, 2010 9:15 PM GMT
    What about any neighborhood non-chain gyms. Like an independantly owned gym?