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New tool - Gym Finder to find local gyms & get free pass


Wednesday, July 30, 2008



Hi everyone

We launched a new tool/link on our Fitness Resource Center where you can enter your zip code and to find gyms near you that offer a free pass. To use the finder:
- Click on Healthy Lifestyle, then Fitness
- Look at the end of the center column on the page for the "Find a Gym" section
- Enter your zip code and click search (works for people in US only)
- You'll be taken to our partner Gymticket.com's site to see gyms near you

For full disclosure, note that SparkPeople earns a small amount of money for each free pass people redeem and use.
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ANYTIMEWP 12/7/2009 3:44PM

  u should allow us to update our own gyms on the search feature

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BRAN74 8/13/2008 11:12AM

    This is great thanx, maybe one day I will check out the gym

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F8CONE8 7/31/2008 10:33PM

    Wow! There was even a link here in little ole Coos Bay Oregon. Thanks!

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ANGELBELIEVER 7/31/2008 2:49PM

    I appreciate all that you do for us. I have reached my goal, and have been a member of Spark for 2 years this Aug. 6th. Thank you for everything. emoticon

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ILOVEROSES 7/31/2008 9:23AM

    Great idea, but I wish you'd offer it also to us Down Under.

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IRISH_EYES_66 7/31/2008 8:05AM

    This is a great idea!! I'm sure great ideas like this will attract even more Sparkers!!

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CARLI_MAE 7/30/2008 10:10PM

    Great idea! Both for Sparks and it's members -- e1 wins! emoticon

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UGOGIRL51 7/30/2008 9:07PM

    emoticon you guys never cease to amaze me!!!

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KEHWIE 7/30/2008 8:59PM

    WHOO_HOO! How cool is that!

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TZH4145 7/30/2008 8:24PM

    This is great!!!

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MAMA_HAWK 7/30/2008 8:11PM

  Great, thanks

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KYLIEMC8 7/30/2008 7:11PM

    Thanks!

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MISSJCISRUNNING 7/30/2008 5:50PM

    pretty cool feature but why doesn't it list LA Fitness!!! There are at least 5 in my area and it doesn't list one of them!!! Bummer!!!

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SUNNY89 7/30/2008 4:53PM

    It is a neat tool but it didn't come close to listing all the gyms in my area. It only listed two that are chain gyms none of the private locally owned gyms.

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MARYANNE4403 7/30/2008 4:36PM

    it *only* gave me one gym and i am already a member of it

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ELMO12714 7/30/2008 4:34PM

 
It sounds like a great idea. I did try it & found 1 gym that I could go to but I'd have to drive 30 minutes from my home just to use the gym & with the high gas prices I don't see myself using it. I may sound critical but I have to save where I can & right now it's not worth it when I can join 2 gyms(if I had the money to join) which are 5 minutes from my house. That doesn't make sense to me at all.

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PATRICIAAK 7/30/2008 4:26PM

    Thanks

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REDNECKFEMINIST 7/30/2008 4:03PM

    It did not work for me.

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DONANNE 7/30/2008 3:22PM

    Thank you...wonderful new opporunity!

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COLEMANSR 7/30/2008 3:18PM

    Thank you, Thank you. emoticon

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MARTINIGAL413 7/30/2008 2:50PM

    This is great! Like Beejay49 said, even though I already belong to a gym - this is a great opportunity to check out other options in the area. Thank you!
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BEEJAY49 7/30/2008 2:38PM

    I already belong to one, but that's so great that others can go to one too if they don't already! Awsome!

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JOE731 7/30/2008 2:07PM

    Awesome emoticon

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BGUMBA 7/30/2008 2:03PM

    Great idea. I just wish there were some in my neck of the woods!

Comment edited on: 7/30/2008 2:01:33 PM

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BSHOWELL 7/30/2008 2:01PM

    NICE!

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SHELLPRO 7/30/2008 1:09PM

    Great resource! hopefully my little neck of the woods has something to offer close by!

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DOWN2SEXY 7/30/2008 12:48PM

    This could not have come at a better time for me. I've been unhappy with my gym and I'm ready to change. This tool will give me a chance to check out all my options before making a decision as to where my new exercise home will be.

It's fine by me if SP gets a referral fee. I'm so glad that this site is free - that is such a HUGE service to all of us. Many people would not be able to have access to tools like those available here if there was a cost associated with it. Folks with limited income need this help as much as, if not more than, those who can afford to hire all the help they need.

Thanks, SP!! emoticon

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JACKJACK91 7/30/2008 12:44PM

    That is wonderful, you guys never cease to amaze me! emoticon

Val

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NELLGWYN 7/30/2008 12:26PM

    Any income for Spark that keeps this site free is OK by me - even if this one is no use to me in the UK.

Hope all you US members enjoy it!!!

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ONESWEETSHANNON 7/30/2008 12:01PM

    What a great feature! *runs over to look*

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THEGARDENLADY 7/30/2008 12:01PM

    That is nice....thanks guys

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