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Old 12-16-2012, 09:36 PM
 
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NYSC vs Planet Fitness vs other chains

Please give your opinion of each. I am currently a member of NYSC, but if there is a cheaper option that others the same, then why not switch.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:53 PM
 
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I was a member of both. NYSC has everything you could ask for in a sports club. Nice lockerrooms, sauna,jacuzzi, steam room. But its a premium price.

Planet fitness is bare bones $10 a month. It is what it is.

Both Gyms were to far from my house so I re-joined a local gym that was closer to my house.

However, wether a gy is $60 a month or $10 a month you take out what you put in to it.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:03 PM
 
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I will have to go and check out a planet fitness myself. I want to see what bare bones is. But thank you for your advice.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:47 PM
 
Location: New York
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Trying to decide between these two as well. Heard lots of bad things with PF but I guess it's "You get what you pay for"
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:11 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Contact the clubs and ask for a day pass and make up your own DAMN mind.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Contact the clubs and ask for a day pass and make up your own DAMN mind.
A harsh response for a simple question. Angry about something?

OP: I've been a member of NYSC for quite awhile. They have a ton of locations and so there is one close to my workplace and another branch close to home. Since the best gym is the one you actually go to, I'd base a big part of your decision upon which is most convenient.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:43 AM
 
Location: South Bronx
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Blink Fitness is a newer chain, owned by equinox, which is competing in the bare bones market. It's 20 bucks a month, and you'll have access to tons of cardio equipment, adequate free weights and weight machines. What you won't get is classes, a sauna, a big locker room, or towels. I'm a member, and enjoy it more than Planet Fitness.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:16 AM
 
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I'm also trying to find a good gym I had a LA fitness membership back in Miami before relocating and noticed they have none here. They also own Ballys but I havent seen those here either.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:22 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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A harsh response for a simple question. Angry about something?

OP: I've been a member of NYSC for quite awhile. They have a ton of locations and so there is one close to my workplace and another branch close to home. Since the best gym is the one you actually go to, I'd base a big part of your decision upon which is most convenient.
nah man! i am chipper!
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:55 PM
 
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My husband used to belong to NYSC. For the price he was paying, he decided it wasn't worth it. The NYSC closest to us did not have as many amenities as other NYSCs and it felt like it was on the smaller-side.

Then he joined Bally's, which wasn't that great. When it closed down, he joined PF and he actually likes it. It has everything he needs at $10/month and the one he goes to is new so everything in it is new. To pay over $60 more per month to have access to towels and a sauna just didn't seem worth it. For $20 a month, you can get some more stuff out of PF like use of all their gyms, tanning/massage chairs (if you care), and other stuff people may or may not care about.

I would just go and check it out if I were you. That's what my husband did. He liked it and joined shortly thereafter.
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