Tuesday, January 08, 2013
My co-worker & I are looking into getting gym memberships. We're trying to get them at a discounted rate, since we work for an animal shelter and are non-profit employees. So far, no such luck.
I wonder if they have a grant or something specifically for shelter employees. Something that pays for an annual gym membership for high stress, high heart-ache jobs like mine. I know a lot of nursing facilities have on-site gyms for their employees. At least every nursing home that I've worked in has had one... While I don't feel like THAT would be an option for us, access to a gym membership would be nice. We have a few located near the shelter... and then some out of town.
Planet Fitness is cheap, but I don't like the options for payment (credit card only) and the closest one to us is not very close at all.
YWCA is great and I've used their free two-week pass before... I just don't think I can shell out the money.
Gold's Gym would be iffy, mostly because they really aren't very close to us either.
There is a local community center that has a gym-- but I don't know if they would give us a discount. I'll have to look into it.
YMCA is not close.
There are other gyms in the area, but they are all pretty pricey.
My co-worker is going to look into seeing if our health insurance offers some kind of help toward a gym membership. I won't hold my breath on that, we're a non-profit and our insurance isn't very good, haha. But we can dream, right?