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How much do you pay for a gym membership?

I am looking for a gym. There is one next to my work, excellent place, high end, great classes.

I know I could find a cheaper gym, but fear if I do, I won't go, because its out of the way (I live and work downtown of a big city, where transit can be crazy)

I am curious - how much do you guys pay?

Wed. Aug 29, 3:01pm

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I say if you'll go - then it's worth it! Dirt cheap isn't a deal if you don't go :) Distance or any kind of traffic hassle in getting to a gym is a definite deal breaker for me b/c I know that's all it takes to dissuade me from going when I don't really feel like it.

To answer your question - I pay $40/mo which includes all the amenities I need/want (it's big, no waiting for equipment, personal tvs for all cardio machines; all the 'toys' such as balls, balance boards, medicine balls, etc;, child care, personal trainers, coffee bar, and so on), and free classes.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 3:33 PM

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This question is so unbelievably useless if you don't say where you live.

Manhattan: craphole gyms with half the equipment broken and outdated go for $400/year; mediocre chains $900/year; higher-end $1200-3000.

No go search "gym membership" and read through the 4 previous threads on this subject.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 3:38 PM

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To 3:38

a) I am new to Peertrainer and did not see the search option
b) They live in a big city. THATS 'BIG CITY'. There is a TRANSIT system there. Downtown.
c) unbelievably useless is your attitude
d) Useful responses to people looking for answers would be what 3:33 wrote.
e) Useless is what you wrote

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 3:45 PM

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PS: If there are multiple threads on one topic, do you think that reason may be because MANY people want to discuss different aspects of this topic?

I don't know - thats just a hunch. I don't want to blow your mind with such an earth shattering point of view

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 3:46 PM

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trying to be a helpful comment....

I pay $50 a month for my husband and I at 24 Hour Fitness. I can go to any location around the country to workout and it includes all classes and amenities as well. I also haggled so they waived the enrollment fee. I think membership for just me would be $35 or $40 a month my husband was an "add on". or if you have a friend that belongs, they can "add on" you for about $20 a month.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 4:07 PM

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I pay 60 dollars a month for a VERY nice gym, and it is worth every penny :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 6:44 PM

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$25 a month for Golds in a big city

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 7:08 PM

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i'd pay for the convenience. skipping the gym is way too easy, so pick one that you can make fewer excuses for.

i also did 24hrfitness. prepaid $700 for three years-all facilities except supersport facilities. they screwed me on the renewal though $150/year. if you are going to do prepaid, bargin the renewal rate after prepaid period down really low..i've heard of people getting $19/year. they really like the money upfront, so they are more willing to bargin at that point.

whatever you do, do not give in to their first price or even second. gyms are notorious for horrible sales practices.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 7:54 PM

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Hm, OP, what do you think of people who don't see a search window literally next to the "Add New Thread" button they had to press to begin a post? Therefore it's fair to conclude that I did you a big, useful favor by pointing out where to find 30-50 other responses to your question.

By the way, if you think that all cities have the same cost of living and identical real estate prices (which - shocker - do affect the cost of membership), then have fun sifting through information that will ultimately do you little to no good.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 8:13 PM

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OP here

Geeez, I do not think all big cities have the same cost of living. I just walked out on my break at work, visited a nearby gym, had inner doubts about spending money, and very quickly added a thread with a question.

I do NOT think all cities have the same cost of living. Its all relative, the cost, how much you make etc...I was not about to post: How much do all middle upper class women who make XXXX$ and live within the 3 km radius pay for the gym.

I think hearing encouraging statements about people saying that they pay a lot and its worth every penny DOES help me make my decision.

What are people's problem here? I am not writing a first year sociology paper! I just wanted an idea of what people do when it comes to paying for working out, a general vibe, a general feel Why is this so offensive to you? I thought threads were supposed to let people speak and get different perspectives. If you hate my thread, then please do not read my thread. And thank you to everyone who answered productively!

I think I just may join!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 8:53 PM

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