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To Gym or Not to Gym...

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

We visited a rather amazing gym this afternoon. We do have a small one in our condo building. It has been enough for me to date. But, I think I would like a pool and some classes. Debating whether I want to pay the price that comes to over $1,000 per year? Not sure if the added benefit is worth the price tag. It isonlyabout three blocks from our building and is beautiful, but..... Tomorrow my husband and I are working out there. He has a membership at another gym already, but would likely join this one to work out with me now and then. He often uses the gym at the Air Force Base where he works. Maybe our time at the new one tomorrow will help us decide. We'll see. Any thoughts? emoticon
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    Many of the suggestions here are very good. Try any or all of them to come up with the best deal you can. It won'thurt. emoticon emoticon
    1900 days ago
    My thoughts are a NO...because you have a place to work out even tho it doesn't have all the bells and whistles...unless you know you will use the pool a lot....that means wet hair and chlorine....
    It just seems to be a lot of money. Hope that helps you some....
    1901 days ago
    Good luck. I would ask several questions about discounts. I think you can get a lower price.
    1901 days ago
    I never go to a gym it is to far from our home to go . so i work out at home . yeah it would be nice to swim and do other things that gyms offer . emoticon
    1901 days ago
  • JEANNE229
    I found a gym with a pool (and aerobic classes 3x daily) for $30, and second members (my DH) added to the account are $15. Guess I got a terrific deal! It is a drive, but well worth the time and effort it takes to feel so much better.
    1901 days ago
    Check to see if they have any discounts through the Air Force, or if you work, through your work. Sometimes you can get a discount through Triple A or AARP. I have found out that through the years, if you don't ask, you won't know. There is always wiggle room. Another suggestion is to wait until February. On January 1st, everyone is jumping on the weight loss bandwagon, and the gyms know that. So in February they are struggling for new sign ups and may reduce the price.

    1901 days ago
    Do they have trial periods , like a 30 day experience? An extra $83 per month sounds pretty expensive , but, if they have enough equipment and you don't have to ever wait it could be worth it while you are still working. To me, closer to home is always good. Hope you make a good decision for YOU. emoticon
    1901 days ago
  • BRENDAJ1957
    I struggle with that decision also. We have a gym in my complex also. But I would like the indoor pool, spa, and steam room of the commercial facility. There is one on my way to work that I have visited in the past. But can I afford the expense is the question.
    1901 days ago
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