What are you paying monthly for your gym membership?

  • CAtoFL

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    Apr 14, 2009 4:45 AM GMT
    I belong to a great local gym and have for quite a few years. They recently raised my monthly fee from $24 to $30, which didn't seem like that huge a jump. It's a month to month and there are no cancellation fees.

    I just got an offer in the mail from the local World's Gym for $19.99 for a month to month membership. I THINK there's going to be an 'initiation fee' (or whatever they call that ripoff) of $89. They used to be charging $40/month or more. The equipment is better than my local gym, but the 'cardio theater' is about the same. Although my perception is that the cardio area is more crowded at World's. My current gym also has an Olympic sized pool, racquetball and a rock climbing wall, but I don't use them very much.

    What are you guys paying per month and would you change gyms for the $10/month savings?
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    Apr 14, 2009 5:40 AM GMT
    I'm paying $20 per year at 24 Hour Fitness. icon_cool.gif

    I think $20 a month for Golds is pretty good. Around the LA area, the prices range from $30 - $40, for a month to month plan, plus initiation fee. I guess it's really up to you, and whether or not you want the variety of equipment.

    For me, the important things are good variety of well maintained weight training equipment, overall cleanliness, and the general atmosphere. The 24 Hour location I go to has a pretty crappy staff, but the people that workout there are generally nice. So it kinda evens out.

    If you decide to go with Golds, make sure you read the fine print. This could be a promotional rate, and you might wind up paying the regular monthly fees after a year. And don't use auto-debit. Golds is pretty notorious for billing hassles. Charge the monthly fees to your credit card instead. If there's ever a problem, your credit card usually offers protection from unauthorized charges.
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    Apr 14, 2009 7:13 AM GMT
    I would also recommend LA Fitness if you are in the LA area. I pay 24.99 a month and they have pretty good facilities. I've been a member of YMCA, World, LA Fitness, 24 Hour, Powerhouse, and Lifetime, and with the exception of Lifetime, I think LA Fitness is the best. Lifetime is by far the superior gym and facilities, but they are MUCH more expensive. LA Fitness offers newer equipment, friendly staff, classes and a cheap price (in my opinion), for what you get.
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    Apr 14, 2009 7:29 AM GMT
    i have no clue, its included in my tuition
  • CAtoFL

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    Apr 14, 2009 3:45 PM GMT
    Hey, thanks. I think I'm going to try Worlds and see if I like it. The 'general atmosphere' is definitely important, so I might keep my current month-to-month for a couple of weeks while I figure out which gym I like more. I wish we had LA Fitness out here. $20/month seems pretty cheap ... so I'll read the contract carefully and I'll use a credit card as you suggest. Thanks!
  • Little_Spoon

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    Apr 14, 2009 3:46 PM GMT
    Absolutely nothing.

    I dated the manager.
    ;D
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    Apr 14, 2009 3:47 PM GMT
    $64.00 per month
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    Apr 14, 2009 3:49 PM GMT
    I merely bow to the heavens and thank Whomever for the sunshine....
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    Apr 14, 2009 3:55 PM GMT
    My gym fee is 155 dollars a month and that's with the discount.discount. L.A sports club is a great gym with a sweet staff. It's worth the money. I go there about 5 days a week.
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    Apr 14, 2009 3:56 PM GMT
    Gold's - $32/month
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    Apr 14, 2009 3:59 PM GMT
    Gyms often have alternatives to monthly payments. Purchasing a 3 year membership to 24 hour fitness a couple of years ago saved me about 7 bucks a month over what they were charging on the month-to-month plan. No hassle of monthly deductions, and when my 3 years are up, it will only cost about 10 bucks a month to continue the membership. Only problem is, you have to be confident the gym won't go bankrupt before your purchase is used up.
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    Apr 14, 2009 4:02 PM GMT
    Bally's - $19.50
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    Apr 14, 2009 4:04 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]silkrock said[/cite]My gym fee is 155 dollars a month and that's with the discount.discount. L.A sports club is a great gym with a sweet staff. It's worth the money. I go there about 5 days a week.[/quote

    what?

    for that kind of money i would even get suplements.

    and i dont think you would like la fitness unless its a brandnew one aver there ps.

    i pay 32 month to month no "registration fee" and no cancellation one either.

    golds has a better plan if you pre paid and that gives you also the right to go to any in the world for 15 times to one is not your local one, each one of them not 15 times in between them , but 15 times to each one.

    but, not all golds has swiming pool, and whats the benefit of the climbing wall anyway? lol you know thats just me asking, hehe
  • KansasColt09

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    Apr 14, 2009 4:04 PM GMT
    charlitos saidi have no clue, its included in my tuition


    I second that, brutha!~ (except I'm graduating in May and might try to get a job at a gym for a free membership:twistedicon_smile.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 14, 2009 4:09 PM GMT
    At the Wichita YMCA's the charge is $37.70 per month. There is an initiation fee (I never paid it) and you can enroll at various times without it.
    The YMCA's have fantastic facilities here in Wichita and the new Andover YMCA (which is about 3 miles from my office) is huge. While there are some alternatives here.. Genesis (monthly well exceeds $50.00), 24 hour and others, I have yet to really consider switching... Not with 3 or 4 indoor pools, several outside with a lazy river, absolutely the best facilities.

    As far as your question, PSCalif, I'd negotiate with them to rid the $89.00 fee.. but beyond that, its really such a personal decision.

    I'd review the facilities, ask for a 3 day pass and work out there a couple of times to get the atmospherics down. Above all, you need to be in a climate that challenges you, your comfortable and can commit. So many variables.. location, members, facilties.. and comparisons with your existing gym. I'd like to hear what happens. Let us know how you make the decision and why.
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    Apr 14, 2009 4:11 PM GMT
    $FREE.99!
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    Apr 14, 2009 4:12 PM GMT
    Mine is gratis...:-)

    One of the perks of being a University of San Francisco student is: free membership to the Koret Health Centre & Pool.

    SO glad about that! I divorced myself from the overpriced ways of Sports Club LA @ ...drum roll.....$162/month....UGH!

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    Apr 14, 2009 4:13 PM GMT
    seriously???? that is all you your gym memberships cost? i go to the cheap gym and it is $98/month.
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    Apr 14, 2009 4:14 PM GMT
    I paid 299.00 for the year but i would gladly pay an extra 120 bucks a year if I got a pool even if I only used it once a month
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    Apr 14, 2009 4:18 PM GMT
    $12 my job pays for most of it! YAY!
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    Apr 14, 2009 4:24 PM GMT
    $170 per year at the municipal rec center.
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    Apr 14, 2009 4:32 PM GMT
    like 70 something per semester (4 months).
    It's included in my tuition here at the university.
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    Apr 14, 2009 4:34 PM GMT
    nyc10016 saidseriously???? that is all you your gym memberships cost? i go to the cheap gym and it is $98/month.


    LOL icon_biggrin.gif. I feel your pain brother. Just renewed my membership and it should have cost 80.00 per month. I had to ask them if they've not taken a look at the economy recently. so they knocked off a couple of dollars for me
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    Apr 14, 2009 4:54 PM GMT
    Nothing. As a student, I get to use our fully equipped Rec Center for "free". icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 14, 2009 5:05 PM GMT
    Count me as one who doesn't wanna leave college for the sheer fact that I don't have to pay to lift. The facilities are ok here.... and can't be crowded at peak times... but its free! I can't complain.

    As an former athlete, all my workouts (Weights, Core, and otherwise) were written out for me. It was awesome.

    While I miss having a trainer, there are some perks of writing and finishing a workout youve made.