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Pondering gyms.


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?

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BERRY4 1/9/2013 2:41AM

    What about 24Hr. Fitness? -- I picked up my 2 yr membership at COSTCO. It divides out to less than $15 per month, which includes total access to everything plus classes! It is the best I can do.

I really NEED a place to go during the gray, rainy winter months here in the Pacific North"wet"! -- Hope you find something that will work for you!



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