Joining a gym

posted 2 years ago in Finances
Post # 2
9736 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

$45 a month seems pretty average to me, $60 seems a little high but considering how much it has it’s probably still reasonable. I’ve paid between $30 – $50 per month for various gym memberships in the past.

But really a gym membership is only worth it if you actually go. Personally, I’ve given up on gyms because I just don’t have the motivation to go so no matter what the gym has or how little it costs its a waste of money! I do much better with at home workouts.

Post # 3
311 posts
Helper bee

It’s actually very good price for $45 and $55 is more average for how much they offer. I used to go to gym like that (Lifetime) and loved everything they offered. I paid about $60 a month. As long as you go and utilize the membership, it’s a good deal. 

Post # 4
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think it’s pretty standard.  I’m probably going to be rejoining my previous gym now that my schedule has opened up and I’m able to actually get there…but at $59 a month (plus a joining fee of $25, which seems silly), I really need to get there to make spending that worthwhile!  Mine also doesn’t have some of the amenities you mentioned.  There’s another one in my area that is $99 for three months, but the equipment there is on the older side and I don’t like their classes as much as the other (which for me is really important!)

Post # 5
5882 posts
Bee Keeper

That’s a great price 🙂 We pay $123 per month for a family pass at the YMCA, includes all their classea and programs. 

If you’re hesitating about the price, try writing down everything you earn/spend in a month- I’ll bet you will see several other areas you could cut back on to make up the cost of gym membership. A few drinks out, a pizza ordered in when you’re too tired to cook, impulse buys like lottery tickets, a couple of trips to Starbucks or Tim Hortons and voila- there’s the $$ for your monthly pass right there. I’d rather cut a few corners here and there than give up my gym membership. 

Post # 6
56 posts
Worker bee

maybe prices can be depends on the area too?  our area gym is around $35-45 but I work for health club and its about $100. ofcorse if you work for them, free membership 🙂 

Post # 7
8149 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

gaminggoddess :  for all those amenities I think,you found a steal!

Post # 8
1478 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I belong to an LA Fitness, which is a national chain. My gym is one of their prime locations that costs a bit more. It has classes, a pool, a basketball league and a spin room, but I never use any of that. I just do cardio and weights. I pay 40$ per month and it’s worth it to me. It’s spacious and clean and I always feel happy when I’m there. 

Post # 9
5886 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

That sounds like an incredible deal to me!  I used to belonged to a 45 hour fitness and paid $45/month with a corporate discount.  I thought that was an incredible deal for tons of classes, equiptment, and a pool.  I was lucky that the gym in my area was new and super nice.

Currently I’ve switched over to a crossfit gym so that’s much more expensive – $150/month.  As my husband always says, paying money to take care of your body is worth it…as long as you use it!

Post # 10
1159 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Seems like a good price for what it includes! I belong to a basic local gym, weights, cardio machine, classes, a small childcare area,  but no sauna or pool – I pay $25/month. The gyms near me that have pools, saunas, etc run closer to $100/month. 

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