Cost of Gym Membership

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    Jan 09, 2008 7:11 PM GMT
    Well, cost in general for fitness.

    I have like 2 memberships, add up to about $70 a month.
    then the protein powder and misc stuff. maybe like $50.


  • BlackJock79

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    Jan 09, 2008 7:41 PM GMT
    I pay $10 a month at Planet Fitness.
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    Jan 09, 2008 7:58 PM GMT
    I pay $50/month at my gym (Cheetah, Chicago) and then spring for eight PT sessions per month as well. I roll the cost of protein shakes and supplements into the monthly food bill.

    Being in good health: priceless. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 09, 2008 8:00 PM GMT
    $50/month at Gold's

    $1800 for 24 sessions ...about 3 months... for personal trainer
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    Jan 09, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    My membership is a little insane... 132/month. However, in january I don't have to deal with herds of newbies hogging the machines.
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    Jan 09, 2008 8:42 PM GMT
    $40/month at Urban Active (formally Gold's) for single membership

    $45/month at YMCA for family metro membership
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    Jan 09, 2008 9:21 PM GMT
    About $24 a month at the university rec center
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    Jan 09, 2008 9:31 PM GMT
    I haven't paid in years. icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 09, 2008 9:32 PM GMT
    Gold's...any one I choose in or around Austin. $16/mo. (got it 12 years ago).

    Definitely not posh, but it's got what I need.
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    Jan 09, 2008 10:07 PM GMT
    I've just paid $800. for 14 months at The Rock Health and Fitness in Astoria, Queens. This comes out to around $57. a month which, for anywhere in NYC, is a whopping bargain!
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Jan 09, 2008 10:26 PM GMT
    My University's fitness membership works out to roughly $15.40 a month if you buy it as a year-long pass. That gives me access to both weight rooms, both indoor pools and the outdoor pool when it's open in the summer, and as many group exercise classes as I feel like attending. Not a bad deal, though this is the only one of the three universities I've been to that requires students to pay to use the gym.
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    Jan 09, 2008 10:29 PM GMT
    most universities work in a "recreation fee" or "athletics fee" which incorporates a gym usage fee into tuition. we have some pretty cool stuff too. free appointments with a trainer and a nutritionist. free athletic equipment rentals (i.e. kayaks, tents, all kinds of stuff). free health assessments, free classes of all sorts (yoga, dance, work-out related, etc)
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Jan 09, 2008 10:37 PM GMT
    True. What I meant was, this was the first one where I had to specifically pay to get in the door. At other universities I've attended, there was a very low fee assessed to every single student as a mandatory athletics fee for attending the university. While this school's method seems a bit fairer at first glance--only those who want to use the weights and cardio equipment end up paying for it, while those who don't pay nothing--it's not quite balanced that way either as it's still free to use the basketball courts and that sort of thing.
  • art_smass

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    Jan 09, 2008 10:46 PM GMT
    Mine is free, but I've put in nearly 3000 hours of volunteer work to get it. Most Edmonton YMCA members pay around $55 for a regular monthly membership, or about $95 for a membership in the nice locker room with no kids in it. Paying in lump sums or as group memberships (corporate or family) will reduce costs substantially. It is a nice gym with a lot of programs and benefits for members, so the price seems fair to me.
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    Jan 09, 2008 10:54 PM GMT
    $29/month, LA Fitness

    mnjock2003, does $132/mo. include a personal escort?
  • EverettNYC

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    Jan 09, 2008 10:59 PM GMT
    I hate you all. Every last one of you.

    $1,500 for a 2-year membership to NY Health & Racquet Club. Which I still think isn't that bad (~$67/month).
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    Jan 09, 2008 11:13 PM GMT
    $45ea (bf + myself) per month for membership, $45ea per training session. trainer is Andy, http://www.myspace.com/z87

    drool all you want, but methinks he's straight. quite comfortable with body touch but seems straight icon_cry.gif
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    Jan 09, 2008 11:14 PM GMT
    txguy1605 saidmost universities work in a "recreation fee" or "athletics fee" which incorporates a gym usage fee into tuition. we have some pretty cool stuff too. free appointments with a trainer and a nutritionist. free athletic equipment rentals (i.e. kayaks, tents, all kinds of stuff). free health assessments, free classes of all sorts (yoga, dance, work-out related, etc)


    Txguy, I go to a public Texas university, and yeah, its included in our tuition. But a FREE trainer? What school do you go to?

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  • kasch33

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    Jan 09, 2008 11:14 PM GMT
    I'm with art_smass. Three hours a week of volunteer time at the YMCA gets you a free membership. Not only is it one of the best gyms in town but as an added bonus I volunteer in the game room which means I get to spaz out and act like a kid once a week!
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    Jan 09, 2008 11:23 PM GMT
    i have two-(2) gym memberships ...

    $28 a month at gold's gym hollywood ... for a 3 years contract.

    and $31 a month at bally total fitness hollywood ... for a 3 years contract also ... but it is a nationwide membership. so its like, i can workout anywhere in the united states where there is a bally fitness gym.

    also, i spend too much on supplements, particularly protein powders, protein bars and fat burners ... he he ...
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    Jan 10, 2008 1:04 AM GMT
    $19 a month for gold's in York, PA

    once a year they have a promotion where existing members can "buy down their dues" for $100. Dues are normally $29/month.
  • Timbales

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    Jan 10, 2008 1:05 AM GMT
    $350 a year icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 10, 2008 1:13 AM GMT
    LOL, no... but oak lockers, marble showers and a billion attendants picking up. And I don't have to wait in line for equipment or treadmills... It is entirely stupid to pay that much, but hard to go back now.
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    Jan 10, 2008 1:29 AM GMT
    I'm with mnjock. $80 a month, but the ammenities are worth it. My way of pampering myself, while doing the body some good.
  • leaozinho

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    Jan 10, 2008 1:45 AM GMT
    $160/month for all access Equinox, NYC.
    yes it is high, welcome to NYC.
    the clubs are generally the best I have seen.