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Old 01-09-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Winter Springs, FL.
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Default YMCA prices are crazy!

I visited the YMCA in Oviedo and it charges $103.00/mo! And so much of its activities for kids are extra. I don't see how people can afford this. I, for one, can't.

Does anyone know of something like this that's not so pricey? Also, I'm looking for a gym in the NE area of town (I'm on the border of Winter Springs and Oviedo) that has decent prices. I was a member of a Gold's Gym in Tallahassee for a while, and it had no contract and $10.00/mo! Nobody could beat that.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Taylors, SC
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I visited the YMCA in Oviedo and it charges $103.00/mo! And so much of its activities for kids are extra. I don't see how people can afford this. I, for one, can't.

Does anyone know of something like this that's not so pricey? Also, I'm looking for a gym in the NE area of town (I'm on the border of Winter Springs and Oviedo) that has decent prices. I was a member of a Gold's Gym in Tallahassee for a while, and it had no contract and $10.00/mo! Nobody could beat that.
Agreed on YMCA! Planet Fitness is $10/mo, no contract. There is one in Lake Mary and Oviedo and I know they have other locations.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:40 PM
 
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I visited the YMCA in Oviedo and it charges $103.00/mo! And so much of its activities for kids are extra. I don't see how people can afford this. I, for one, can't.

Does anyone know of something like this that's not so pricey? Also, I'm looking for a gym in the NE area of town (I'm on the border of Winter Springs and Oviedo) that has decent prices. I was a member of a Gold's Gym in Tallahassee for a while, and it had no contract and $10.00/mo! Nobody could beat that.
Golds is also pricey here. $40 a month
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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I pay $38/month for LA Fitness, but that's what I started with in 2006. Current ads say $7/month with a $90 initiation fee.

I thought YMCAs were kinda like non-profit kind of places that were free or cheap? Guess I was wrong.

I heard that Planet Fitness actually looks down on people who are actually successful. If you drop a weight, an alarm goes off and stuff.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:07 AM
 
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$103 at the Y is crazy! I pay $86 a month at the RDV Sportsplex in Maitland which has more amenities than any other club in the area.
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:51 AM
 
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Have you looked into the prices at Lifestyle Family Fitness on the corner of Red Bug and Tuskawilla?
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Winter Springs, FL.
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Agreed on YMCA! Planet Fitness is $10/mo, no contract. There is one in Lake Mary and Oviedo and I know they have other locations.
I'll definitely have to check that out. As long as they have some free weights and resistance machines to workout with, I'm good. I have a cardio bike at home.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Taylors, SC
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I'll definitely have to check that out. As long as they have some free weights and resistance machines to workout with, I'm good. I have a cardio bike at home.
They have almost everything but classes. My daughter and I used to belong. No problems at all and a very good deal.
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:58 AM
 
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Have you looked into the Orlando Magic Recreation Center? It has a nice little fitness room with the basic weights and machines. It's pretty new and in good shape. My husband pays $100/yr. Kids are free. Besides the large basketball gym, it also has tennis courts and a simple game room. It's located off 426 and Goldenrod, Just on the border of Orange and Seminole county.

The Zoo in the Winter Springs Town Center just opened up. It looks pretty nice and I think it's $20/mth.
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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The $103 per month is for the whole family. If you want access to child care while you work out, LFF (or Gold's, for that matter) is going to be about the same amount per month for 2 adults. And I don't know anything about LA Fitness but Planet Fitness doesn't have child care so it's not a good deal for people with kids that need care while they work out.

And you do get a discount on the kids sports and swimming lessons if you are a member. So, if you would be doing that sort of thing anyway, then it's a good deal. If not, then I guess it isn't I have a 2 1/2 and 6 1/2 year old so for me to work out, I need something to do with them. I was planning on LFF since I worked for them here in NC for 4 years but since the Dr. Phillips Y is about the same distance and I can get swim lessons for both kids at a discount, the Y is probably going to win out.

Also, the Y does a sliding fee scale based on income. But I believe you have to actually ask about it. Otherwise, they assume you can afford the regular rate.
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