Post # 1
My husband and I considering switching gyms. The one we go to now we love but its 45 min away, we moved last year but liked the gym so much we kept making the trip. The gym recently changed schedules and it just doesnt seem like it still makes sense anymore.
I have been looking around to see what I could find closer to us and they seem so expensive. I am not looking for a planet fitness type gym. We are looking for a gym with classes like boot camp or circuit training classes.
There are two crossfit gyms near by one is $160 per month the other is $125 per month. There are also a few gyms which look like what I want with high quality high intensity group classes that range from $80 a month up to $125.
Where we go right now is only $30 a month! It seems crazy to pay that much more but I knew we were getting a great deal.
How much do you pay for your gym and what do you get with it?
Post # 3
Does your company provide any perks to health fitness clubs? Our company provides memberships to the YMCA, I only pay $15 a month.
Post # 4
Unfortunately not, through our insurance we get $100 back at the end of the year if we have been paying for the gym for the entire year and have something signed saying we work out 3 times a week.
Post # 5
$10/month – it has a ton of good cardio equipment but practically no room to do any free weight exercises.
Post # 6
We have a full gym (weights, ellipticals, treadmills, etc) that comes with our HOA ($50/mo), however one of my husband’s co-workers pays has a membership to Gold’s gym nearby and pays around $20/mo.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I pay $49/month for just me, to the YMCA. They have drop in classes which are free to members plus you can use the equipment, pools, etc. They also have additional fee classes. I take yoga there and an 8 week class is $50 in addition to my monthly membership fee. I also get the $100 reimbursement from my health insurance each year for being a member.
Once married FI will join too and then we get $200 back a year from my health insurance and it will cost us $71/month for membership ($35.50 per person for us).
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
I pay $35 a month to use the fitness center at the community center. They allow use of the pool, track and basketball court for free, but you have to pay for use of the machines in the fitness room.
Post # 9
$75 a month for twenty four hour fitness and $20 for Blink.
The Blink is in my neighbood and is barebones (no classes or amenties).
The twenty four hour fitness is in city and I get to it afterwork and they have classes, steam room and my personal trainer is there.
Post # 10
Does anyone do crossfit type classes? Do you think its worth the high price? Have you seen a significant change?
Post # 11
@eastcoaster: I spend $150 a month for a membership to a studio that offers barre workouts, Pilates, yoga, and Yamuna ball rolling/ stretching classes. I thought that was a lot before I joined, but now I know it to be so well worth the money that I don’t feel that it is expensive. The right membership and your health are well worth the money.