Your Gym?

  • TheAlchemixt

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    Jan 08, 2013 5:59 AM GMT
    How did you choose your gym? Was it based on location, price of membership, type of equipment, facility, hours, classes available, good trainer(s), type of gym (cross fit or whatever), high number of gay men, or the high number of hot men who workout there?

    I normally would choose my gym based on the type of equipment that is available and the hours that it is open. If hot guys are there then that's just a plus!

    Now I buy day passes to whatever gym is available. I've been going to a lot of ghetto gyms in random Mexican cities but that doesn't bother me. I need to stay in shape.
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    Jan 08, 2013 6:01 AM GMT
    I pay $73 for my gym.


    But we have pole dancing classes!!!
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    Jan 08, 2013 6:18 AM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidI pay $73 for my gym.


    But we have pole dancing classes!!!


    You riding the towel boy's "pole" in the supply closet doesn't count as a class icon_neutral.gif
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    Jan 08, 2013 6:19 AM GMT
    It's on campus.
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Jan 08, 2013 6:24 AM GMT
    Narciso said
    jmusmc85 saidI pay $73 for my gym.


    But we have pole dancing classes!!!


    You riding the towel boy's "pole" in the supply closet doesn't count as a class icon_neutral.gif


    Bwhahaha, no wonder why you pay such a high price!
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    Jan 08, 2013 3:25 PM GMT
    distance (1 mile)

    cost ($213 for 2013)

    equipment (weight training, strongman, boxing)
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    Jan 08, 2013 4:42 PM GMT
    Distance, cost, type of equipment, facility and good trainers have been the deciding factors when it came to getting a membership at the gym I go to now. It takes about five minutes to drive there, and I get a special discount since I've been a member there since five years ago. They make sure their equipments are in top shape, so it's nice that there never is a chance of encountering malfunctioning or rusty equipment. Because it's a sports club, they have many facilities like indoor tennis/squash courts, yoga rooms, physiotherapy clinic, etc. but my personal favourite is the outdoor pool that I can enjoy during summer with a glass of gin and tonic icon_biggrin.gif. Oh and the personal trainers are excellent there - I've worked with one of them, and he was the most motivating person I've ever ran into.

    It's a great gym overall. I would recommend it to anyone who can access it at ease.
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    Jan 08, 2013 4:54 PM GMT
    Distance, cost, equipment, swimming pool, hours, variety of classes, indoor track and availability of trainers.
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    Jan 08, 2013 5:26 PM GMT
    Rt now I belong to two gyms, NYSC which is local and Xsport which is a 20min car ride but open 365 24/7.
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    Jan 08, 2013 5:54 PM GMT
    It's down the street from my house and it has all the equipment I need.
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    Jan 08, 2013 6:10 PM GMT
    distance, group classes, locations in all major cities. they were also running a special promotion at the time when i joined. paid up front for 3 years now my membership is only 99/year.
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    Jan 08, 2013 6:14 PM GMT
    My decision was based primarily on location, followed by the facility and its amenities, hours and price.
  • fball223

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    Jan 08, 2013 6:49 PM GMT
    Def location and price with equipment and amenities taken into account
    . For example there was a gym by me let call it gym X that was about $50 cheaper a year and little further than Gym Y but gym Y had more free weights which is what I like to use over machines so I paid more but got a gym that better suits my muscle management needs.
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    Jan 08, 2013 6:54 PM GMT
    Distance and "crowd". It's closer to my house (saves time and limits excuses to skip, despite it being more monthly $ than a few that are a little farther away) and its mostly just a youth/housewife/senior citizen type crowd (it's a very nice city rec center).
    It doesn't have the most expansive selection of equipment, but it has more than enough for what I use and since the housewives and senior citizens don't use the heavier free weights I rarely have to wait for anything I want to use (although, it does limit the "eye candy" factor depending on what time of day you go haha)
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    Jan 08, 2013 7:02 PM GMT
    Customer service.

    The staff remember my name before receiving my membership card each visit.
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    Jan 08, 2013 7:04 PM GMT
    Home Sweet Home Gym

    Cost 2500$ approx. in equipments (2012)
    + 60 days Insanity workout DVD's for 20$ from kijiji.ca (bought on Jan 3, 2013)
  • venusrider

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    Jan 08, 2013 7:07 PM GMT
    Its close, its clean, it has lots of freeweights, and it is $5.00 a month.
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    Jan 08, 2013 7:20 PM GMT
    Availability of a full length swimming pool (that really weeded out a lot), then location, amenities, and cost.
  • jmtodd28

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    Jan 08, 2013 7:23 PM GMT
    I use to go to the YMCA. The main reason was because of convenience. I have to work out in the morning before going to work (usually this means at 5 am) otherwise I can't get motivated to go to the gym. So the main factor is that the gym be between my house and the office - preferably closer to the office. However, when I found out that the Houston YMCA director's salary was a half-million a year, I didn't feel I could continue to support that "not-for-profit" organization. (Houston's director is the second highest salary behind Chicago's and ahead of New York, Los Angeles and Dallas).

    I switched to 24 Hour Fitness. Same equipment, better facilities, better staff and because parking is free it is $50-a-month cheaper than the YMCA. The CEO makes millions, but they don't hide behind a tax-deductable status.

    Anyway, I find in every city I have lived, the gyms are pretty much the same when it comes to equipment - unless you are into serious bodybuilding then you might need more.

  • Jan 08, 2013 7:23 PM GMT
    I chose LAFitness here in Houston. I gave up on 24Hr fitness because invariably they just get absolutely filthy 6 months after opening. LAFitness mops the locker rooms with bleach daily and bleaches out the lockers weekly. There is a full time locker room attendant who keeps towels stocked and everything tidy. The equipment is cleaned every day as well. To me, it's worth the $65 a month.
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    Jan 08, 2013 7:26 PM GMT
    My Trainer and my Box (Gym)

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    Jan 08, 2013 7:28 PM GMT
    Can's believe how little you all pay... My corporate rate membership is $60 month. But I love my gym: free classes (including spin and yoga), great equipment, friendly staff and informed trainers, and a good mix of clientele. Walking distance from work. I'm there six days a week doing something, so I get my money's worth.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 08, 2013 7:51 PM GMT
    I belong to Best Fitness which is a typical commercial gym/health club chain. However, it is only $9.99 a month.
  • akraemer84

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    Jan 08, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
    YWCA: I chose it based on location, and their mission statement of "Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women". Also the fact that it has a full length pool was an added bonus for me. However it is often lacking in the eye candy, although there are a few depending on time of day.
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    Jan 08, 2013 10:48 PM GMT
    TheAlchemixt saidHow did you choose your gym?
    One piece of equipment at a time.