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How Much Is the Monthly Fee for Your Gym?

Cold weather and New Year's resolutions are the two main reasons people join gyms in Winter. Whether you sign up because of snow or you're preparing for swimsuit season, gym memberships aren't cheap. The lowest cost out there seems to be $49 a month, and if you are looking for a gym with a pool, you are going to pay more. Not to mention the sign up fee!

So, I am curious . . .


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Green Green 9 years
about $60/month for New York Sports Club but my company pays :)
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
$35/mo. It used to be way more, but they had to drop their prices because of competition cropping up all around. Whew.
krazykarot krazykarot 9 years
i'm at boston sports club now which is about 67 a month (ick) but in my old neighborhood I went to the Y and that was 23 a month. damn I miss the Y!
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
I pay a LOT for my gym. I was paying £27.95 for Fitness First. I have now switched to virgin which I think is a stonking £39 a month? It is a rolling contract though and I can get out at ANY time. It also has a pool and an amazing spa area!
behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 9 years
My gym is 75 euros for a 'sports card' which allows you to participate in aerobics, martial arts, ball-sports, pool, etc., plus 15 euros per month or 79 euros per year for the gym. So in total it's around 150 euros per year :)
mem952 mem952 9 years
I'm lucky because my work has a free gym for employees! It really rocks - small but has everything I need. And the showers are better than my shower at home! I do also have a membership at a gym near my home - it's a community gym so is very cheap (don't want to bore you all with the british pounds to US dollar conversion) but because it only opened last month the equipment is great.
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 9 years
I went to lady wellness for a while that is about 5 min away from my house and it's $30/mo. My family recently got a family membership at the new Y down the street though and im included on the plan so I'm starting to go there. Unfortunately my college doesn't have an open gym, and if they do i've never heard of it lol
LittleMascara LittleMascara 9 years
$55 per month, can visit any location, and they have a pool AND sauna. This includes all kinds of fitness classes including SPINNING!! I go to Lifestyles, it's a Florida based chain, I believe.
Livvy-P Livvy-P 9 years
I pay just under $100/month which is a bit pricey, but the gym in PHENOMENAL. It is so clean; unlimited classes, including Kickboxing, Spinning, Yoga, Boxing & Mat Pilates; on-site sports therapy & chiropractor; excellent child care (I have 2 kids under 3); a delicious smoothie bar, and a boutique. Plus, for an additional amount there are personal trainers, a Pilates studio, and a martial arts program. I've looked around, in an attempt to save money, but this is so worth it to me. It's called Can Do, and there are four locations in New Jersey - I go to the one in Short Hills.
ewells ewells 9 years
I pay $35 for a local gym (with only 4 locations). BUT that includes a corporate discount of $40 / Month. I don't think I could see myself spending $75 / Month for gym membership. Seems a little high.
Mindriot Mindriot 9 years
$35/month No pool but its a huge facility and isn't overly busy even at peak hours. Its truly a great gym which is super impressive for a small town on the east coast of Canada. The membership also comes with 3 free training sessions and 6 guest passes for the year. I convinced my boyfriend to get a membership and he's going to be using the training sessions as well . We're used to a small cramped university gym so this is a wonderful change plus its only a 5 minute walk from our apartment. :)
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 9 years
My office has a gym, but I'd feel super weird working out and randomly seeing co-workers. Consequently, I use 24 Hour and pay $24 a month because I used someone's employee discount.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
I pay $40something for 24 Hour Fitness, but it includes access to all the 24 Hours in the area. Unfortunately, the one that's most convenient to my house is the worst. I'm thinking of switching to Crunch since I hear the classes are so good and there are tons of locations around me, but I have a feeling I couldn't get a deal that good.
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
$19.95 a month at planet fitness. They just sent me a flyer were they are having a deal right now for $10 a month so i am going to see if i can switch to that. I also get $150 back from BCBS so that helps with the cost.
maya622 maya622 9 years
I pay $59/month at Cheetah Gym in Chicago. I use to go to the Y and only paid $46, but it was a pain for me to get to and I wasn't going as much. Cheetah is okay, nothing spectacular (if I could, I would join Equinox), but I go at least three times a week, so I guess the extra money is worth it. Plus, I'm really big on group exercise, and some of the classes at the Y just weren't up to my level.
threeamsecret threeamsecret 9 years
$77 a month at Healthworks for women. I got the student rate, despite having graduated in May. The signup was $200 something. It definitely motivates me to go, otherwise it's be a waste of money. I do love it though. It's all women, theres 2 saunas, a whirlpool, great showers, and a HUGE variety of classes. Plus it's right next door to my work.
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
Mine is $35. My company is part of a program that gives discounted rates, so normally it would be $50, I think.
renaimarie renaimarie 9 years
I get a free membership through work... I think that it's around $60 a month, although it's a small gym. It has a pool and great classes though.
melizzle melizzle 9 years
I want to know what you get for $150 a month at a gym. I pay $14/mo. for a pretty bare bones gym. But it has everything I need and the idea that I pay $ for it encourages me to go!
bchicgrl bchicgrl 9 years
I used to pay about $45 a month for 24 hour fitness but I recently moved into an apt complex that has a gym so now I get to go for free, plus we have a pool thats open from like March - October or something like that. It's so nice being able to exercise without having to go far, i hated going to the gym and found every excuse known not to go and I paid a lot of unnecessary money.
laluna27 laluna27 9 years
$60 a month at a YMCA in NY - a GREAT facility!
Casasailer Casasailer 9 years
I was going to join the Equinox by my house (the law firm I am clerking at gets a discount but im still a student) and it was going to be $110 a month. I decided to officially join my condo buildins workout room which is 12.50 a month plus 50 to join. It has 2 new treadmills/ellipticals but the weights are old and clearly no steamroom/pool/locker room etc. Once the snow goes away I will be running on the Lake michigan lakefront path :)
ella1978 ella1978 9 years
30 per month for me. Me and a friend signed up for Bally's together, and have the "all over america" plan. 40 bucks for the first person, and 20 for every person after than ( you have to sign up all on the same day though..) so we spend 30 a month, and can go to any Bally's in the country, and a few in Canada. This includes pools, tracks, whatever each one has. We love it.
fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
I think about $10/month at UW-Whitewater. I honestly can't wait to graduate and go to a better gym. I just use this because it's convenient and otherwise I would never workout!
Buffy2103 Buffy2103 9 years
Also, I found out that my dad joined Bally's back in the 80s when it first opened and the had a promo deal where if you signed up, you would pay somewhere between $20 and $50 a year for LIFE! So yea, my dad pays less in a year than I do every month.
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