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Old 10-13-2009, 03:22 PM
 
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Am thinking of joining Gold's Gym. Does anyone have current info on membership rates. Is there an enrollment fee? Required contract? Why don't they post their prices? Is it true you have to work sales reps like you're buying a car and try to work rate down? I don't need a fancy gym, don't need daycare. Also, can a member use other Gold's locations w basic membership or is that a premium for which you have to pay extra? Thanks
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:25 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Not sure of the location of your work or home area but Planet Fitness has been awesome to the hubby and I at a low rate. $22/month gets you access to any location, cardio/weights, massage chairs, lockers, showers, bottled water/gatorade and you get to bring someone along. Bring your own towel kinda place. For about $10/month you get one location, one person. Three locations at the moment (Bandera/Huebner, McCullough/410 and Fredricksburg/Crossroads Mall), one is gonna open up at Marbach/410 in December at the old Mr Gatti's location. There's no sales pitch to hear and the annual fee is about $50 or $75 I think.
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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IMO, find a park near you and go for a walk or a jog. Play some tennis. Do push ups, sit ups, pull ups but by all means just get up and go do something. There are a lot of constructive things you can do that are great exercise. Yard work or gardening come to mind. Even if you live in an apartment you can always volunteer at the food bank garden or Habitat for Humanity. Why throw good money after bad to go to some gym. Those things are filthy full of germs anyway. Especially during flu season. Unless you're training for the Olympics or something you probably don't need all that stuff at the gym. That's just my opinion and opinions are like armpits. Everybody's got them and they all stink. So, if you still want to go to a gym I'm sure somebody on here can recommend one.

This reminds me of the person that spends money to go to the gym to get some exercise and then spends more money to buy a riding lawn mower. What?
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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IMO, find a park near you and go for a walk or a jog. Play some tennis. Do push ups, sit ups, pull ups but by all means just get up and go do something. There are a lot of constructive things you can do that are great exercise. Yard work or gardening come to mind. Even if you live in an apartment you can always volunteer at the food bank garden or Habitat for Humanity. Why throw good money after bad to go to some gym. Those things are filthy full of germs anyway. Especially during flu season. Unless you're training for the Olympics or something you probably don't need all that stuff at the gym. That's just my opinion and opinions are like armpits. Everybody's got them and they all stink. So, if you still want to go to a gym I'm sure somebody on here can recommend one.

This reminds me of the person that spends money to go to the gym to get some exercise and then spends more money to buy a riding lawn mower. What?
I just recommended one to the OP that is lighter on the wallet than Gold's Gym. See post above yours.
As always, no cost is always better. For some folks, motivation is found by going to a gym. Planet Fitness has santizing spray bottles and paper towels everywhere for people to wipe down their equipment before and/or after their workout.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:17 PM
 
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I'm a member at Spectrum, but also at Planet Fitness (for their 24-hour access) and second the recommendation for their $10/mo, no-strings-attached plan. It's really a deal, especially considering the rate is guaranteed to not increase and they'll be opening up 20 more clubs in the SA-area over the next 5 years.

That's a deal. Here's their website (you can even sign up online): Planet Fitness.



BN
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:15 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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I'm a member at Spectrum, but also at Planet Fitness (for their 24-hour access) and second the recommendation for their $10/mo, no-strings-attached plan. It's really a deal, especially considering the rate is guaranteed to not increase and they'll be opening up 20 more clubs in the SA-area over the next 5 years.

That's a deal. Here's their website (you can even sign up online): Planet Fitness.



BN
20 more in the SA area? Wow, that's great! How did you hear about this news?
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Coral Springs, Fl
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I had a decent rate when I lived there, $0 down and $35 per month.

Good gym, but very dirty and the locker rooms smell.
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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I had a decent rate when I lived there, $0 down and $35 per month.

Good gym, but very dirty and the locker rooms smell.
Ack! Hairball!
What gym do you now use?
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Old 10-14-2009, 04:31 PM
 
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Ack! Hairball!
What gym do you now use?
I would guess it's a gym in Florida, since his location says "Coral Springs,FL"
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:19 PM
 
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Unless you are really certain you would use the membership a lot I wouldn't recommend Gold's. They try to make you sign a two-year contract. I only recently discovered they have a one year contract because our sales rep at signing didn't give us that as an option. You have to put money down (enrollment fee) and for us it's like $30 a month. Not worth it for us, but it might be for you.


Note: If you do go under contract it's extremely hard to cancel it.

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