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Old 04-04-2011, 09:48 PM
 
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how many of you got to lifetime and how much do you pay? i want to sign up, but i want to see what the best monthly rate i can get is. They want $70 a month, but im not ready to spend that. Im sure it can be had for cheaper. But i wanted an idea of what some of you may have negotiated?
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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That is actually a good price.
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:05 AM
 
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I paid the same.
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:29 AM
 
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It is def not worth it. at all. rip off. try Triton instead.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:28 AM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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A rip-off? The Braundera YMCA is $60 for one person, and there aren't nearly the same amenities. $70 for one person is just about right, IMHO. If you don't use it, I guess you could see it as a rip-off, but by your own actions, not theirs!

If you're going for cheap but good, I hear Anytime Fitness is great.

We decided to go with Lifetime because it is very family-oriented. With all the classes included, plus childcare for 2 hours a day, the kick-a*s swimming pools, spa, cafe, and free towels...well, it was hard to beat. And frankly, Spectrum was pissing me off with their "sales" technique. Ugh.

Anyway, for a family of 4, it's $149 a month. Considering that babysitting would cost me $10 an hour at home, it's really a deal for me!
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:51 AM
 
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$149 for a family of 4 is a great deal. Im hoping to get on board for $50 a month, thats what my brother in law pays in houston for lifetime.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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If you're looking for just equipment and a place to sweat it out there are other options. If you want classes, a pool and all that extra stuff then Lifetime, Spectrum, the YMCA are the places to go. You have to pay to have all that extra stuff.

Sure, you can run around and do all that on your own but I'd rather pay for the convenience of the gym. I just wish I could afford the Lifetime price! I'd be there all the time.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:16 AM
 
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I pay $50 for Spectrum
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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Lifetime is more expensive, but it is much nicer than any other place. The conditions inside the facility are absolutely immaculate. I know that you don't necessarily need all that stuff to work out, but for some people it c
reates an environment that makes them want to keep going. I am fine going anywhere, but my wife is a little different. She has a real hard time getting motivated and doesn't like going. Since we moved a little further west of town and don't go to lifetime any more, she has really struggled with going. She always said Lifetime felt like a Country Club and even though she was working out, it almost felt like she was working out on a vacation. Every one has their own thing though and I understand why people wouldn't want to pay the money.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:30 PM
 
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I had a membership at Lifetime at the Rim for a couple years and I was paying $80/month. There was no sign up fee at the time. The rate you're quoted seems pretty reasonable. One small thing is that they subscribe you to their magazine, Experience Life, which is $12 a year, which is thrown into the monthly fee. I cancelled that as I didn't read the mag, even though it's pretty decent. Overall the gym is very nice. IMO, it is the best gym/fitness facility in town, especially if you like to swim. They keep the facility pretty clean, but there is room for improvement particularly in the locker room. I worked out mainly at the Rim location (La Cantera), but occasionally went to the 281/1604 location. That location was a zoo in the evening. Lots of teenage/high school age kids which can get a little annoying at times. The Rim location is better. If I didn't move to Alamo Ranch area I'd still be a member, but the drive's just too far.
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