A couple of comments. First, I go to the YMCA - but it's despite the cost not because of it. We have a lot of gyms in our area, both independent and chain, and the Y is the most expensive of all of them hands down. They are also not flexible at all to negotiation. Your only hope is to qualify for one of their scholorships (we didn't).
Second, a lot of gyms waive the registration fee if you work for a qualified employer. My employer was on the list so I got to waive half of our membership fee, but husband's half couldn't be waived because his employer wasn't on the list. Something to check into before you decide!
Thanks for the other ideas, they are appreciated!
- 1/16/2009 9:10:23 PM