Post # 32
Our community gym is over $50 per month. We quit, and spent the money on the exercise equipment we used at the gym instead (elliptical, bike, weights etc). I like classes so I still do these, they cost around $4-6 for an hour class which I do once or twice a week. The equipment paid for itself in 6 months, and, even with my classes, we are $60 or more better off each month. I may rejoin for a month, have some personal training sessions to point me in the right direction, and then work through those areas on my own. Since I mainly run, the gym is a bit of a waste of money for me.
Post # 33
Our town has a community gym that’s really cheap. It costs us $350/year, which works out to $30/month for the two of us. It’s a good deal, but the downside is that the hours are limited and they’re always closed on federal and state holidays.
Post # 34
$72/month, but it’s a really nice private gym with clean, well-stocked locker rooms and unlimited classes, including yoga, Zumba, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), and Tabata. CrossFit here (DC metro area) would run me $200/month or more!
Post # 35
I pay $15 per month just for the gym but another $399 each month for 3 person training sessions per week.
Post # 36
LA Fitness $30 per month and for both of us its $55 per month (discount when adding a friend/family member).
Post # 37
Man! I would love t ofind a gym that was under $70 a month that wasn’t full of scumbags or lacked decent classes.
Post # 38
$75 for one full service gym
$20 for Blink
Post # 39
I pay $20 per month at Blast Fitness, and my United Health Insurance at work has a program for reimbursement: If I go 12 times or more per month, they plop $20 in to my back account. It’s great motivation 🙂
Post # 40
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
I have 2 gyms in my apartment complex, so it’s free for me and hubby. We used to own a Bowflex and resistance bands, so we used to do P90X in our apartment. I’ve always found gym memberships to be overpriced and I’m less likely to go work out the farther away I have to drive. I hate showering in public bathrooms but I also hate driving in my car when I’m gross and sweaty. Home gym was really the only solution for me. Now that we’ve moved to a place with free gyms in the building, we’re both much happier.
Post # 42
@Cammotwin: When I went, $50/month. It gave me access to all the clubs in Canada (which was a completely useless “perk”). I have a home gym now and I’d never go back.
Post # 43
i pay $199/month for 12 pilates reformer classes, unlimited group classes (like crossfit type stuff) and use of the gym equipment whenever i want (there’s a code to open the door so i can get in even when the studio is closed). it’s more of a group class/pilates studio than a gym though. they only have 1 step mill, 1 treadmill, 1 bicycle and 1 elliptical. oh and 2 rowers. the rest is free weights. it’s nice though because it’s almost always empty when i want to use the treadmill. in the past, i’ve paid about $30/month for 24 hour fitness, $40 or $50 for the YMCA and $70 for club one (all at different times of course). i think i’ve used my current gym more than all the others combined.
Post # 44
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I am a member of the YMCA here it’s $49/month for myself plus additional for Yoga classes. Since I previously took yoga at a private studio for $12-$15/class this is the same to not much more plus I get everything else the YMCA has to offer. We have a lot of free to member classes also such as Zumba, Cardio, and one called Hip Hop Cardio Party..etc.
For a family/household it’s $71/$78.
So sounds like a deal to me for your Y.
Post # 45
We pay $60/month for 5 of us at Snap Fitness. I was paying the individual rate of $30/month then my sister wanted to be added. It would have been $50/month with her and I so we just decided to do the family plan for $10 extra. We love it because it is a 24 hour gym and you can use ANY gym in the world. Seriously. She is away at college and uses the one within walking distance of her apartment I use the one here, and she has used ones in other countries when she travels. We love it.
Post # 46
Fiance and I EACH pay $59/month. This gives us access to a chain of gyms that are pretty nice (though I wouldn’t call them swanky by any stretch).
In the last six months, I have gotten into barre classes, which means I’m paying an additional $100-200/month to a studio. Definitely don’t plan to keep up this level of spending forever, but the barre classes have gotten me to consistently strength train for the first time in years (and have definitely changed my body composition). I thought about cancelling my gym membership, but I feel like I really need cardio for weight loss… and I am a big baby when it comes to weather (ie rain/hot/whatever would be an excuse to not go for a run outside).
So… here we are.