Looking To Join Lifetime Fitness - Need Feedback

  • CalmSpirit

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    Mar 13, 2012 7:15 PM GMT
    I'm looking to join Lifetime Fitness because of their proximity to my house. I could literally walk to the gym. I've seen a few pictures online and the facilities look very upscale. For those that currently belong to Lifetime Fitness, what do you like and dislike? How are their Basketball, Tennis & Yoga programs and are they usually included in membership (aka Free)? Also, is the Lifetime Fitness you belong to "cruisey"?
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    Mar 13, 2012 8:16 PM GMT
    I'm a gold member and have worked out in the Minneapolis area. For ~$50/month you get free towels, 24/7 gym access, sauna, pool, etc. I joined and it was probably the best decision I've ever made.
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    Mar 13, 2012 10:21 PM GMT
    Go do the free week. See off you like it. Lifetime is very nice. Depends what you like.
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    Mar 13, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
    Lifetime is a lot pricier than most other gyms but if you go in one you'll see why. It kind of reminds me of those ads you see for Carnival Cruise Lines....water slides, elaborate children's play area, climbing walls, lots of smiling faces. If money is an issue though, you can get a better workout with a more invested trainer at any number of small, local gyms no matter where you are. Also, policy used to be that the trainers were on commission and there was a lot of sales work involved. Personally I don't like some trainer trying to get more money out of me every time I go to workout. Just go to the locker room and go through my pockets.
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    Mar 14, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos saidI'm a gold member and have worked out in the Minneapolis area. For ~$50/month you get free towels, 24/7 gym access, sauna, pool, etc. I joined and it was probably the best decision I've ever made.


    It's nearly three times that much near me. Sticking with the Y.
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    Mar 14, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
    Since my Long Island facility was set up as a country club I'm assuming that, depending on the time of day and year, that if yours is set up the same way you'll have to encounter and compete for facilities with rugrats. Given its proximity if you have no problem with kids or the outrageous initiation and membership fees it should be a good choice.
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    Mar 14, 2012 12:56 AM GMT
    I've been a member since 2005. Love it. I've been to LA Fitness locations, and plenty of others that are "like" Lifetime, and they're nothing close to Lifetime. The current membership rates around here are getting a bit up there, but I've had mine locked in since 2008. It's worth the money if you use the amenities the facilities offer...and yeah, they can be annoyingly cruisy at times.