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Old 10-18-2009, 06:13 PM
 
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Is it really worth the money?

$64 a month seems like a lot for a gym IMO, especially a non-profit one.

I'm looking at gyms, and have it narrowed down to either curves windcrest, tri-point YMCA {until the new one on walzem in finished}, or planet fitness.
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Just think, if it's a non-profit the money that you spend on it may go to other things to, not just the gym. It may make you feel better in the long run.

This coming from a girl who hasn't gone to a gym since college when the gym was free. lol.
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Old 10-18-2009, 06:43 PM
 
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Just think, if it's a non-profit the money that you spend on it may go to other things to, not just the gym. It may make you feel better in the long run.

This coming from a girl who hasn't gone to a gym since college when the gym was free. lol.
How many pounds ago? I kid, I kid.
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:24 PM
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The Braundera YMCA seems high to me, as well. Just keep in mind, they are all expensive when you DON'T go....so choose wisely. Planet Fitness is probably the route I would go, if I were in your shoes. No contract! Low monthly rate! With curves you are looking at a contract and more than double the rate--it's a nice place for women to work out, but really, if you go to the gym with the "OMG I don't want anyone looking at me" feeling, you are going to talk yourself out of every trip anyway. Planet Fitness touts the "no-judgement zone"--why don't you go take a look and see if that is truly the vibe you get? If so.....go ahead and join. If not....go to Curves--the women-only aspect is a very nice one. But contracts really stink when you only get to visit a time or two and then have to commit to a year or longer.

Good luck! Your health is very important, so it's good that you are taking steps to improve it.
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Old 10-18-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Overall, nothing beats a visit to get a feel for the vibe of the place. That's the most important thing of all. Good luck in your fitness quest!
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Old 10-18-2009, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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How many pounds ago? I kid, I kid.
I plead the fifth. But it was 2 years ago.
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:23 AM
 
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I am a member at tri point and $64 is/was for a family (not individual).
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:59 AM
 
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I am a member at tri point and $64 is/was for a family (not individual).
I know - I was planning on city-wide membership so that I could use the pool at another location & transfer to the new YMCA on walzem when it opens.


Do you like tri-point?
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:02 AM
 
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I mainly run for exercise and only use it for their treadmills when: 1) its raining; 2) below 50 degrees; and/or 3) above 102. It is a nice/clean gym that more than meets my needs. On occasion, there will be no treadmills available on a weekday @ 5pm (never a problem before they moved). I also don't care for the fact they are closed on Sundays. I run and it can get cold/hot/wet on Sundays.

In short, I think it is a very nice gym that provides a good value.
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & San Antonio, TX
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I love Tripoint. I have an individual membership ($52) which is a couple more dollars than I was paying at Spectrum in Alamo Heights. It was a tough decision to switch b/c Tripoint is MUCH closer to my house (so I actually USE my membership), but doesn't have a pool like Spectrum (important for me b/c of bad knees). However, Tripoint more than makes up for the lack of pool by having better/more attentive/more educated personal trainers, real pilates classes (not mat classes) that don't cost an arm and a leg, all brand new machines and a coffeehouse right inside the door. Plus I heard through the grapevine that YMCA may strike a deal with Trinity for guest use of their pool... but that's just hearsay.

Oh and for the record, Tripoint is open Monday - Friday: 5:15AM-9:00PM, Saturday: 7:00AM-6:00PM, Sunday: 1:00PM-5:00PM. Not the most convenient for people who work late or who prefer Sunday workouts, but generally good hours.
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