How much do you pay?

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 13, 2008 3:33 PM GMT
    How much is your gym membership?
    Is it subsidized by your employer?
    Does it include towel service?
    Are there any other perks?
    Does it include more than one location?


    I am curious because the gym I was going to (Club One) priced itself out of my price range. Currently they want $95/month with no discount for a second person. My neighbor has the same gym and is paying $65/month. What is a good price for a gym membership?
  • Timbales

    Posts: 13993

    Jul 13, 2008 3:35 PM GMT
    $350 a year, one location, includes towels, sauna, steam room and all classes. I also have a key and can go in anytime I want.

    http://www.pioneerhealthclub.com/

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 13, 2008 3:41 PM GMT
    How much is your gym membership?
    i think i paid $500 for the year... can't remember

    Is it subsidized by your employer?
    no... my employer sucks (my last employer did have a health fitness perk which subsidized gym memberships).

    Does it include towel service?
    no

    Are there any other perks?
    private parking lot (if you live in congested city, you'll def appreciate this)
    childcare service
    sauna/steam room/private showers
    gym is 24/7 monday-friday

    Does it include more than one location?
    no
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 13, 2008 3:47 PM GMT
    badcowboy saidHow much is your gym membership? ... $600/year ($50/month)
    Is it subsidized by your employer? ... No. It isn't the gym the company has contracted with.
    Does it include towel service? ... The gym provides small hand towels that are so rough you could use them for 60 grit sandpaper.
    Are there any other perks? ... sauna, free classes, suntan booths, personal trainers-at additional cost
    Does it include more than one location? ... It's a Golds gym. I dont know if I can go to any other location. I have never tried.

    I am curious because the gym I was going to (Club One) priced itself out of my price range. Currently they want $95/month with no discount for a second person. My neighbor has the same gym and is paying $65/month. What is a good price for a gym membership?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 13, 2008 5:46 PM GMT
    Dunno... I've probably spent about $5000 on gym equipment, counting the bicycles. Over ten years that's about $40 a month. But some of that stuff is approaching twenty years old, so it's getting closer to $20 a month.

    Perks:
    24/7.
    never worry about "what to wear."
    always know exactly who the asshole who didn't rack the weights was.
    laundry service four feet away.
    PA system always plays my selection.
    occasionally have a date over for a workout.

    biggest drawback:
    no pool... yet.
  • CuriousJockAZ

    Posts: 19136

    Jul 13, 2008 5:56 PM GMT
    badcowboy saidHow much is your gym membership? -- $145 a month. I know, that's nuts, but it's close to my house and the amenities are tops.

    Is it subsidized by your employer? -- NO, I wish

    Does it include towel service? -- Yes, among other things

    Are there any other perks? -- Yes, free tanning, racquetball, basketball, and tennis leagues, free guests, yoga & pilates, spinning, etc.

    Does it include more than one location? -- Yes, 4 in the Phoenis Metro area.

    http://www.villageclubs.com/facilities.php



    I am curious because the gym I was going to (Club One) priced itself out of my price range. Currently they want $95/month with no discount for a second person. My neighbor has the same gym and is paying $65/month. What is a good price for a gym membership?


    Depends on the convenience factor, amenities at gym, caliber of classes (yoga, pilates, etc., and age, quality, and quantity of equipment.
  • metta

    Posts: 39139

    Jul 13, 2008 5:56 PM GMT
    How much is your gym membership? Around $120/year. I have been a member since I was 16 1/2. I think of Bally's as being kind a working class gym. My schedule does not allow me to drive to a nicer gym so Bally's is fine. I do sometimes wish that they had a nice restaurant and place to get a back massage...but oh well...it's a tough life ;)

    Is it subsidized by your employer? nope

    Does it include towel service? nope

    Are there any other perks? not that I know of.

    Does it include more than one location? hundreds of them. I get bored going to the same gym all of the time so I do like to go to different ones. Each one has has different stuff to work with. icon_smile.gif

    Most have pools. One of them has an indoor basketball court. A few have rowing machines. All of them have classes.
  • liftordie

    Posts: 823

    Jul 13, 2008 5:59 PM GMT
    yearly renewal....$120.00 includes pretty much everything. minimum facility size. 75,000 sqft. Las Vegas Athletic Clubs. open 24/365. not a typo. they never close. newest location....200 pieces of Cardio equipment alone!!!!icon_lol.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 13, 2008 6:02 PM GMT
    As a student, I don't pay anything extra besides just tuition for classes since a portion of each credit hour is used to fund student activities.

    Since I also work part-time for the university, yes I guess it is subsidized.

    No towel service unfortunately

    Main perk is that it is free, lots of other college students show up, not 24/7 but open during most times of day/night, free aerobic and strength training classes.

    There are several strength training locations throughout the university campus.

    My only regret is that I did not start using the gym until this spring and I am now going into my senior year. Can't believe I missed out on such a gold mine all this long, granted I wasn't really into working out until I started taking a beginning weightlifting class this spring semester which I guess is what brought be to start working out.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 13, 2008 6:22 PM GMT
    29 bucks a month

    includes towel service, steam room, racquetball, basketball, spinning, yoga and any ther group excercise, and i can go to any location in the state of GA which there are tons.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 13, 2008 6:22 PM GMT
    $00.00

    Yes: It's a subsidiary of Me, Inc.

    Yes: Most excellent services.

    Perks: Cuss and moan all I want, and it's a very short trip to the gym.



    Haha what a bunch of saps!

    I bought a high quality Kettler rower and a Bowflex; 1,300.00 total. My truck is still an almost-convertible (a true one once I get a recip saw) and I prefer people at a distance.

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 13, 2008 6:29 PM GMT
    My company pays for all gym memberships. I can have more than one. I used to pay out of pocket and then get reimbursed by filling out a form but now I just take a company card and sign up. BUT..the IRS sees this as a benefit so now they want all employees taxed on it (if you use it). It still is way cheaper than paying the monthly dues. Im just waiting for the new 24hr to open down the street from where I live and I will join there as well!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 13, 2008 6:29 PM GMT
    The local municipal rec center charges $170/year

    No subsidies. No towels. No perks. One location.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 13, 2008 8:01 PM GMT
    $16/mo. for any Gold's in the Austin area (up to 12 now, I think). I signed the contract in '96.
  • MSUBioNerd

    Posts: 1813

    Jul 13, 2008 8:06 PM GMT
    My campus gym. $185 a year (~$15.40 per month), 3 locations on campus (it's a surprisingly large school). No towel service, but it includes unlimited group exercise classes, the weight rooms, the cardio equipment, and the outdoor pool. The indoor pools, racquetball courts, basketball courts, outdoor track, and volleyball courts are free even without a membership. My employer doesn't pay for it per se, but if I weren't currently a student here, the cost would be a lot higher. The main perk, outside of the convenience of the location for me, is that the overwhelming majority of people who use it are between the ages of 18 and 25.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 13, 2008 8:13 PM GMT
    I pay ~$30 a month for mine, and that includes a full sized locker.

    I go to UNL rec on campus, so there arn't any other locations (although our east city campus apparently has a 'fitness' room we can use over there).

    As far as perks of the membership goes:

    - Towel service
    - 5 Racquetball courts
    - Running track and somewhere around 15 treadmills
    - Impressive strength training room (it's rare if I have to wait long for equipment, even during peak hours)
    - Climbing wall
    - Basketball/Volleyball courts
    - Sauna
    - Showers
    - Swimming Pool
    - Fitness classes (small extra fees, but it's not too bad)

    I'm sure there's a lot of stuff I'm forgetting, but I think it's an amazing deal.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 13, 2008 8:14 PM GMT
    How much is your gym membership? $87 a month
    Is it subsidized by your employer? No
    Does it include towel service? Yes
    Are there any other perks? Steam room, sauna, and lots of free classes. There are about 6 hours of classes I'd like to take each week but its hard to fit them all in. The location I use most often has one of those jet pools. I stopped using it after I cut open my hand swimming into the wall. icon_redface.gif
    Does it include more than one location? Yes, I can use all locations except the one with squash courts without paying extra.

    I used to pay less than half of what I am now, but I figure its worth it because of all the classes I take and the locations are convenient to both work and home
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 13, 2008 8:26 PM GMT
    Badcowboy wrote:

    How much is your gym membership? Sweet Deal! $19.95/mo. been a member for almost 10 years

    Is it subsidized by your employer? Well, I'm self-employed....so, yeah, I guess

    Does it include towel service? Nope

    Are there any other perks? All kinds of exercise classes, steam room, sauna, showers, free lockers. Anyone from my "household" gets the same price.

    Does it include more than one location? My price only includes one location, but that's cool with me. Most hotels in places I've traveled to have some kind of a gym.

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 13, 2008 8:42 PM GMT
    badcowboy saidHow much is your gym membership? Gym=$30/mo, Bikram's Yoga=$15/class, Boxing Gym=$69/mo
    Is it subsidized by your employer? No
    Does it include towel service? No
    Are there any other perks? Free classes; Spinning and so forth
    Does it include more than one location? Yes; Nation wide



    $65 is about average so you're ok!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 13, 2008 8:44 PM GMT
    Well, yes, you could say my employer does pay for my gym. There are thousands of locations to work out at and for the most part the facilites are great. They may lack all the other stuff, like shake and snack bars, but about 50% of the time there is a small sauna. And plenty of eye candy.

    The once major difference between the military gym and a civilian one, is that 99% of the guys and gals in the gym are already in good to great shape.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 13, 2008 8:46 PM GMT
    How much is your gym membership? $20/mo but I've been a member for many years.

    Is it subsidized by your employer? Not my current one, but have had it in the past.

    Does it include towel service? Don't know, I bring my own.

    Are there any other perks? A high number of hotties. ; ) Plus there are a number of classes, but I mostly just go for the weights.

    Does it include more than one location? Yes, and I can go to any of them. There are 4 that I frequent.

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 13, 2008 8:56 PM GMT
    How much is your gym membership?
    Approx. $1000.00 per year

    Is it subsidized by your employer?
    no

    Does it include towel service?
    no

    Are there any other perks?
    Lap pools and jacuzzis
    Tennis courts - saunas - showers - spa - massages, bodywork, facials, hand/feet manicures/pedicures


    Does it include more than one location?
    no



  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 13, 2008 9:27 PM GMT
    One pays $240 a month for my gym pass.
    No towel service.
    NO steam room.

    On top of that one pays $480.00 a month for personal training.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 14, 2008 11:28 PM GMT
    Let's see.

    I pay $600 a year for my membership. I also pay about $900-$1000 a month for personal training.

    Since I am my employer, I guess I subsidize it. icon_smile.gif

    They have small hand towels, so I guess yes on the towel "service".

    Free classes like body pump, boot camp, spin, etc... Do the cute guys at the front desk and hot trainers count as "perks"?

    Just one location, but it's a 5 minute walk from my house, so I don't need another location.

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jul 14, 2008 11:38 PM GMT
    How much is your gym membership? $32/month
    Is it subsidized by your employer? No...there is a private gym that is however (more exspensive)
    Does it include towel service? No
    Are there any other perks? Free classes, spinning, yoga, etc..
    Does it include more than one location? Several Bay area locations