(Closed) Gym membership + yoga class.. on the fence.

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: What do you think?
    $52.00 for a yoga class is CHEAP! I'd go just to meet possible gym buddies. : (3 votes)
    21 %
    52$ is cheap, but I wouldn't pay because of the instructors [lack of] qualifications. : (1 votes)
    7 %
    52$? that's way more than I would pay! Don't do it. Get a dvd! : (8 votes)
    57 %
    52$ sounds high, but I'd go anyway, just for the motivation. : (2 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    1980 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Certified or not, there is no way I would pay $52 for a Yoga class. At my gym (which I never go to….. but thats another story) the classes are $15 a month on top of your regular membership fee and that covers all classes, all month, as many times as you want to go. $52 for one class? Uh. No way.

    I’d get a DVD and do it yourself!

    Post # 4
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    1585 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would not take Yoga from un-licensed instructors.  Is there a yoga studio in your city?  I get a month pass to my bikram studio which is more than I would like to admit but I also go 5 times a week… so it seems worth it to me.  The best thing about Yoga though is that you will meet people there… but it is not a buddy type workout.  I love the solo time even though you are in a room with other people.

    Post # 5
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    $52 for one class is insane I think! I mean, WHOA!

    Have you looked into changing gyms? All the instructors at my gym (including pilates+yoga) are certified and go to training sessions and conferences. And I pay $20/month.

    Around here, they charge about $20 for a class or $1500 for a year, unlimited.

    Post # 6
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    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I belong to a gym that has classes you can go to for free, including yoga. It’s a little inconvenient since they have a set schedule (yoga only 2x a week) but if you make the time to go, the gym membership fees are worth it. Lots of the chain-type gyms offer this so it would be good to look into it

    Am I reading it right that you are going to pay $52 for about a month and a half? That’s actually not a bad deal but I would be hesitant to trust an untrained yoga instructor. I do yoga at home just fine but the major advantage to going to a live class is the instructor since they can correct your poses to make sure you don’t hurt yourself. You might as well do it at home if the instructor isn’t trained.

    The typical rate around my are is $20/class or $120/month.

    Post # 7
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    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    I belong to NYSC – It’s about $90/month but all classes are included for free. Yoga classes here are around $18/class but $52 a month on top of a gym membership fee seems a little outrageous. If it was $52 a month for just a yoga studio, I’d say that’s a great deal. They tend to run between $150 and $200 around here.

    Post # 8
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    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I don’t know where you live but WOW!

    You might be REALLY disappointed with the quality of yoga with unlicensed instructors! I often get disappointed from the licensed ones. At my gym everything (including yoga) is included in your membership. That is A lot to pay for 6 weeks of possibly not very good yoga!

    I would look into an at home routine or at least try out the yoga before you pay to make sure it will give you what you need and want!

    Post # 10
    Member
    1580 posts
    Bumble bee

    check out amazon.com. There are lots of reviews on there which are helpful to finding a good one. Sorry I don’t have anything specific to recommend.

    Post # 11
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    815 posts
    Busy bee

    Those prices are outrageous.  I go to the gym at work and I occasionally go to the Bikram yoga studio in town, which is $22 a class.  I just cringed when I wrote that by the way.  

    I use a couple dvds, but if you are looking for something specific, I just bought “YogaWorks for Everybody: Body Slim,” I bought it off Amazon for less than $10.  I really like it–its hard and it’s by no means a relaxing series.  I think I may buy some other YogaWorks dvds.  And, if you like FREE yoga, check out yogajournal.com.  You can download free sessions from their site, I have a bunch and they are awesome. 

     

    Good luck!

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