24-Hour Fitness dropping contracts and signup fees?

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    Jul 26, 2010 2:11 AM GMT
    Hey, I just noticed that 24-Hour Fitness isn't doing the typical contract and signup fees. Little worried still after LA Fitness made my life hard when trying to end my membership. Anyone have experience with this gym and membership plan?
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    Jul 26, 2010 2:15 AM GMT
    No experience yet, but there's one within walking distance of my place.
    If they waive the sign-up fee and contracts, I'll pay for a year membership in one easy payment; but the stupid sign-up fees turn me off to gyms.
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    Jul 26, 2010 2:21 AM GMT
    Yeah, me too. And, I really hate the gym tour where you have to walk around with the salesman and sit through his pitch on all the extras. This looks like I can sign up online, so I wouldn't have to do that part either. Still trying to find catches though. Hoping the economy just forced them to do plans that make sense.
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    Jul 26, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    I used to belong to a 24 Hour Fitness. I had a month-to-month membership (is that the plan you're talking about?). I didn't pay any sign-up fees, but I know they make you pay your first and last months' dues upfront at the beginning. Mine was always pretty packed with the after work crowd, but it was not too busy in the mornings and that seems to be consistent among most 24 Hour Fitness locations.
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    Jul 26, 2010 2:54 AM GMT
    sexyshysweet saidI used to belong to a 24 Hour Fitness. I had a month-to-month membership (is that the plan you're talking about?). I didn't pay any sign-up fees, but I know they make you pay your first and last months' dues upfront at the beginning. Mine was always pretty packed with the after work crowd, but it was not too busy in the mornings and that seems to be consistent among most 24 Hour Fitness locations.


    This is exactly true for me.

    I can't get over how many people are there lifting at 2AM.
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    Jul 26, 2010 3:05 AM GMT
    Been a member for over 6 years. Love the 24 hour operation.And I believe they have the most locations across the country. And I think they're less evil out of all the other commercial gyms, in terms of contracts and cancellations.

    In case you didn't catch the previous threads, 24 Hour Fitness sells prepaid memberships at Costco. No commitment, no sign-up fees. It's $300 for 2 years. When the term ends, you can walk away or buy another card at Costco.

    Oops.. scratch that. They ditched the 2-year deal and now offer 3 years for $450. link
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    Jul 26, 2010 3:27 AM GMT
    xrichx saidBeen a member for over 6 years. Love the 24 hour operation.And I believe they have the most locations across the country. And I think they're less evil out of all the other commercial gyms, in terms of contracts and cancellations.

    In case you didn't catch the previous threads, 24 Hour Fitness sells prepaid memberships at Costco. No commitment, no sign-up fees. It's $300 for 2 years. When the term ends, you can walk away or buy another card at Costco.

    Oops.. scratch that. They ditched the 2-year deal and now offer 3 years for $450. link
    Oh wow! I'll run in there tomorrow and check it out inside. It's right next to the Subway I frequent and I haven't even so much as given it a second glance. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 26, 2010 4:45 AM GMT
    xrichx saidBeen a member for over 6 years. Love the 24 hour operation.And I believe they have the most locations across the country. And I think they're less evil out of all the other commercial gyms, in terms of contracts and cancellations.

    In case you didn't catch the previous threads, 24 Hour Fitness sells prepaid memberships at Costco. No commitment, no sign-up fees. It's $300 for 2 years. When the term ends, you can walk away or buy another card at Costco.

    Oops.. scratch that. They ditched the 2-year deal and now offer 3 years for $450. link


    wow, that's a hell of a deal. too bad there aren't any near/in chicago.
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    Jul 26, 2010 12:27 PM GMT
    I pay $20 per year for all clubs sport and regular. A few months before a new one opened near me, I prepaid $800 for 3 years (actually included a bunch of training sessions I had to buy, but didn't use), and the $20 annual for life was the benefit.
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    Jul 26, 2010 12:30 PM GMT
    i bought a one year membership with no contract or sign up fee for around 200 before is started working for them... but it was a summer special at the time
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    Jul 26, 2010 4:20 PM GMT

    I have been with 24Hr for 9 yrs now. They run specials all the time and different ones. I got on the 3 yr plan a while back and now only pay $24 a yr. Yep only $24 a yr.

    A nice price and I can put up with the crowds from time to time.
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    Jul 26, 2010 4:25 PM GMT
    I have been with 24 all my life.. i have had corporate accounts, I have worked for them, pretty much giving them all my money. they have never charged me for sign up fees and nver contractual agreements.. its been pretty good to me so far.
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    Jul 26, 2010 5:23 PM GMT
    24 hour runs online only specials every Monday from 11am to 1pm and I think that is Pacific time. I got my deal this way. I paid $350 for a 3 year membership and pay a $20 renewal fee each year. I am going to be starting my third year with them in November. I just got a job there and I float around and find that the busy times are a little different in each location. I am really surprised at the amount of people who workout really late at night (or early in the morning depending on how you look at it). One location had more people there from 11pm-2:30am than they have all the rest of the day.
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    Jul 26, 2010 7:25 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidI pay $20 per year for all clubs sport and regular. A few months before a new one opened near me, I prepaid $800 for 3 years (actually included a bunch of training sessions I had to buy, but didn't use), and the $20 annual for life was the benefit.

    Yup, I got the same deal. I love it. I only pay $20 per year as well. I heard they stopped offering it, now they they got the Costco thing. But I haven't confirmed.

    Also, most gyms offer similar deals as part of a grand opening special. I read on a different forum that some guy paid $1000 for a lifetime membership when a new Golds Gym opened up. That's a lot of money, but worth it in the long run.
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    Jul 26, 2010 8:42 PM GMT
    Planet Fitness isn't the fanciest place on the earth, but they've got every free weight, machine, treadmill you could imagine... for only $10/month.
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    Jul 27, 2010 4:04 AM GMT
    I've been a 24-Hour Fitness member for nearly 5 years and am quite satisfied with my membership. The nature of my profession requires travel and making schedule accommodations for clients and constituents in time zones around the globe. I value being able to hit the gym in the middle of the night if necessary. I value the wide areas of coverage in the United States.