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6/27/10 10:42 P

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Thanks everyone for the input. I guess I need to do some more research.
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6/27/10 8:14 P

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I have a family plan at anytime fitness and pay $75 a month which includes unlimited tanning as well. I used to go to a different gym, paid $36 a month, but it was just for me and I actually hated that gym, stayed there until my contract was up and switched to anytime.

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6/27/10 7:10 P

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My membership fee was $150 for a yearly membership, which includes use of the gym equipment, walking/running track, and pool. I use the college fitness center which is 10 miles away. I actually live just a few blocks from a YMCA, but the membership is 2-3 times more expensive and while it does include a pool, fitness equipment, and classes, I don't care for the facility--the equipment isn't as nice and it is a lot more crowded. As a side note, I live in a rural area, so our gym fees do seem to be a lot lower than other areas.

For me the longer drive and lack of classes are minor inconveniences, but the benefits of the gym I chose are worth it. And while I have to pay more to drive back and forth, it is still cheaper to use the college's fitness center than to use the local YMCA.

The one thing I would have to mention is that the important part is not so much the price tag, but whether or not you get your money's worth. While you can't break the bank just for a gym membership, what really matters is what you will or won't use.

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6/27/10 3:13 A

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Our "full service" fitness club is $89.00 a month, but there are cheaper clubs in town. NO POOL THOUGH!

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6/25/10 5:40 P

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Just thought I should clarify - the $80/month is a family plan with access to the indoor & outdoor pools, water slides, aerobic classes, etc.

Shawn

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6/25/10 1:07 P

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I pay $40 a month for a single plan at my gym. If I bought a family plan it would be more but not sure how much since I didn't need it. There are a couple of cheaper options but the one I chose has access to the pool and all water classes, all other aerobic classes (non water) and the gym equipment and machines. I have used all of them at one time or another although right now I am not doing the regular aerobic classes but I do use the pool and it's classes and free swim time as well as the gym equipment. I was going to another one before that I paid $20 a month for but it was strictly gym equipment with no classes of any kind and no pool. So it depends on what things you are looking for. I'm not locked into a contract at this gym and wasn't at the previous one either.

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6/25/10 6:59 A

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I paid $250 for the year and I attend at least 3 classes per week there so I think it is a good deal if you are doing that kind of stuff.

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6/24/10 9:37 P

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I go to anytime fitness, 24 hour gym that has only what you need and is $34.00 a month. If I travel I can go to anyone wherever I am that has one with my scanning card and in id. Plus free tanning beds. (I don't use them but since I know tanning is expensive I think that is a plus).

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6/24/10 9:09 P

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I think it is also very dependent on your area. I work for a healthcare system and we own several athletic cubs. The employee rate is over $80/month!

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6/24/10 8:31 P

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I think that it depends on what you are looking for. I found this great gym right by my house that is really small and basic. Nothing fancy just workout equipment (everything pretty much you could think of) and i only pay $10 a month...but i have been to REALLY BIG gyms that are HUGE and lots of "meat heads" as i call it and a lot of people even to the point that i cant use the machines that i want to and those are expensive i was paying $40 a month and that was with a one year contract. It really all depends on what you are looking for in a gym.

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6/24/10 8:28 P

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What do you think is a reasonable amount to pay monthly for a gym membership? There are 2 different facilities near me that I"m considering joining. 2 different fees, different options. I'm trying to get a feel of what is reasonable.
Thanks for your input.
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