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How Much Is Your Monthly Gym Membership?

There are so many different types of gyms out there, from the no-frills gym with basic equipment and a ladies locker-room with no special touches, to the fancy gym with all the newest machines and sophisticated classes (not to mention the spa-like locker room).

Because gyms run the gamut in what they can offer, membership prices cover a huge range — you might pay $25 while your girlfriend pays $250. Not everyone has a gym membership and it's more than possible to get into great shape without paying a cent, but for those of you who do pay a monthly fee, how much does it cost?


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ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i belong to 2 gyms actually. 1) $128 per month (and that's including the discount that i get through work 2) $69.99 per month basically i go to 2 gyms since the one that i really like is not located in NJ, so each weekend when i go to my mom's house, i wouldn't be able to work out and i'm a 7 day a weeker the other gym that i go to, the location in NJ is really nice, but the ones here in NYC are kind of gross so i prefer not to go to them. i don't like to work out in a place that gives me the willies.
cmd0610 cmd0610 8 years
I changed my mind about my comment saying that paying for a gym is like making a car payment, because at least I own more and more of my car every month hehe. So I do think it's a lil crazy to pay $200 for a gym . . .but to each her own :D
kang kang 8 years
Free at work. Even free Pilates reformer classes. Awesome.
kneenuh87 kneenuh87 8 years
i work at equinox. so it's free. i used to pay like 18 per month when i was at the Y. i go that rate because i was 17 when i signed up and that was their youth rate. i've been really spoiled in my expectations because of equinox, but if i ever leave, i'll just join the cheapest gym in my area.
evanescent evanescent 8 years
I work at a gym, so it's free :)
Red-Sharpie Red-Sharpie 8 years
Free at my university! Used to be a member of 24-hour fitness (I think it was $39.99/mo for access to all clubs but super-sports) but the one at my school is so much better :)
Blackwidowchick Blackwidowchick 8 years
I pay $19.99 a month at World Gym. I signed up during a special they were having, I think it is a little higher for people who didn't sign up then. But everything is included. There is a lot of equipment (treadmills, elipticals, bikes, weights etc), and there are many different classes that are offered everyday included in your membership like spinning, zumba, yoga etc. And there is a juice bar and a sauna. I loooove my gym.
KMattes KMattes 8 years
Free--I volunteer at the YMCA (watching children)--it's no frills, but works for me.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
$73/month at the YMCA National Capital in DC.
rickimc rickimc 8 years
Free since I work there.
cmd0610 cmd0610 8 years
omg i can't believe ppl pay $200 to go to a gym . . . i mean i guess if i made like $500K a yr I would do that . . although I guess in NYC or Chicago maybe you don't have to have a car and i do here in TX so I can see how expenses balance out in different cities perhaps . . .
cmd0610 cmd0610 8 years
free! we have any amazing 1yr old state-of-the-art fitness center at my office, lap pool, soccer field, 1.3miles running loop . . and it's so convenient for lunch workouts!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I have my own "home gym", but I also belong to the gym at work so I have access to the weights and they teach free classes. I have the membership fee taken right out of my paycheck...$9.50 a check. It's a pretty good deal considering all the amenities it has.
Dublin62505 Dublin62505 8 years
We pay $70 for a family plan (my husband and I plus 2 sons) at our local gym. It has towel service, tons of classes, sauna, etc.. And, my husband also has a LA Fitness corp. membership because he travels for business weekly. We use our new local LA fitness to get a change of scenery. His membership is $24.
AMP AMP 8 years
$25 a month, 2 yr commitment.
CNAY4811 CNAY4811 8 years
I teach aerobics, so I've never paid for a membership at any of the super nice gyms I've worked at!
ditorres ditorres 8 years
free ... as I teach at a gym
kristints kristints 8 years
I pay $30 a month because I've belonged to the same one for years and they let me keep my price even as their prices went up to $75 a month. I'd be willing to pay more for a better gym (like Equinox) if there was one close to where I live.
shiningeyes shiningeyes 8 years
The Gold's Gym near my house used to be $50/mo. I've been very on-and-off with them lately, but they dropped their rate down to $20/mo recently due to dwindling numbers. So I signed up again! I'm so grateful I don't have to pay hundreds of dollars a month for a gym membership... I wouldn't do it.
nowari_101 nowari_101 8 years
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I pay $22 a month. However, I'm thinking of canceling it. This year, I've been attending dance studios more often than the gym.
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
$39.99. Golds Gym :)
mtiger mtiger 8 years
I bought an elliptical, and I have a set of handweights. I figure that's enough for me!
cali_student cali_student 8 years
I think Costco has a deal on their website for a 24-Hour Fitness membership for 2 years for $289. If you're paying much more than that, you should check it out!
hazeldazel hazeldazel 8 years
My hubby and I pay $9.00 each ($18.00 total) a month. We live in the Silicon Valley. Our gym isn't fancy but it has a large machine weight room, another large room for free weights, a room for all the classes and a TON of cardio machines. And yeah, gyms are *always* crazy in January! LOL
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