Gym memberships an investment

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-17-2013
Gym memberships an investment
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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 8:25am

 I have been paying $39.99 a month for the past several months for a gym membership. Everyone keeps telling me that my fees are dirt cheap compared to other gyms but I had been thinking it was a little high. I don't think I would exercise if I didn't have the membership so I keep telling myself that $40 a month is a long term investment in my health because I could wind up paying 10 times that much for diabetes supplies or heart meds if I don't do something. I am just curious what everyone else pays and how do you justify the expense?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 03-28-2013 - 11:05am

Hi Wendy, I absolutely believe my gym membership is an investment in my future. I know way too many people my age who pay more for their heart meds than I do for my gym membership. I pay about $30 a month but feel that is not much. I can spend that on one night of pizza and sodas. 

My gym membership includes access to any of the classes offered and a few sessions with a trainer. What all does yours include? 

Karla
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Registered: 09-23-2010
Thu, 03-28-2013 - 11:26am

Hi Wendy!

I pay $19.99 a month for mine. I think $40 is a bit high. Do you also have an annual fee? Or any other fee that goes along with the $40 a month?

Honestly, I don't go very often, if at all, however, I feel like if I cancel then I won't ever go. LOL I can totally justify $20 a month. :)

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Registered: 01-14-2003
Thu, 07-25-2013 - 1:15pm

Planet Fitness is a new gym that is opening  all over, not sure of your state, and they are doing $10.00 a month. I think it will make all gyms start to drop the price. I have a membership to 24 hr fitness and its 29.00 a month, but my husband got into plante fitness and for an extra 10.00 a month he can bring a guest every time, it can be anyone, so i go with him sometimes as well.

 

 


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Registered: 01-14-2003
Thu, 07-25-2013 - 1:15pm

Planet Fitness is a new gym that is opening  all over, not sure of your state, and they are doing $10.00 a month. I think it will make all gyms start to drop the price. I have a membership to 24 hr fitness and its 29.00 a month, but my husband got into plante fitness and for an extra 10.00 a month he can bring a guest every time, it can be anyone, so i go with him sometimes as well.

 

 


Rainey



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