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Old 10-16-2016, 02:01 PM
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I'm considering joining LA Fitness. It's super close to home and my kid is begging to join. I love just don't trust the salespeople. It's worse than buying a car. So my question is how much is right? They quoted me $20 per person per month. Seems a bit steep for a family of 4. So, what do you all have to say about this?
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Old 10-16-2016, 02:14 PM
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I'm considering joining LA Fitness. It's super close to home and my kid is begging to join. I love just don't trust the salespeople. It's worse than buying a car. So my question is how much is right? They quoted me $20 per person per month. Seems a bit steep for a family of 4. So, what do you all have to say about this?
It doesn't sound too terrible when I pay 37.99 for a single membership at golds gym here in Florida.
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Old 10-16-2016, 03:36 PM
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for a big box, general pop gym thats about right.

take a tour of a high end fitness center. $100+ a month. doesnt even cover trainers, classes, ect.
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Old 10-16-2016, 04:49 PM
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OMG, really? Simple solution that takes about 30 seconds - call two others nearby and see how much they are. Problem solved without wasting bandwidth.
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Old 10-16-2016, 04:58 PM
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OMG, really? Simple solution that takes about 30 seconds - call two others nearby and see how much they are. Problem solved without wasting bandwidth.
^^ talk about wasting bandwidth.

You should be able to negotiate, it really is worse than buying a car.
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Old 10-16-2016, 05:03 PM
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$67.50 for a family of six at the YMCA. Reciprocal agreement in four surrounding states. Awesome equipment and programs.
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Old 10-16-2016, 05:24 PM
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I pay $34.95 a month at Snap Fitness for just myself. There is a Planet Fitness that opened in town not too long ago and I believe it's only $10 a month.
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Old 10-16-2016, 05:28 PM
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That's not bad, especially if it is not limited to just one club. I paid that for three of us, then wife and daughter quit (saw that coming). I asked to scale back to a single membership and LA said sure, you just need to pay another initiation fee. I walked....
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:00 PM
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Thats a deal, depending on any initiation fee.
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:04 PM
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LA Fitness member with $50/year dues. It was a transfer membership from Vic Tanny/Bally's.

I paid $1500 up front 30 years ago. Seemed like a good deal then and is a pretty good deal now.

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I am not a fan of LA Fitness clubs. Really miss the original Vic Tanny club across the street from the Tech Center on Van Dyke in Warren, Mi
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Old 10-16-2016, 06:35 PM
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We go to Planet Fitness. It is $10 a month and then like $40 1 time per year per person....
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:31 PM
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OMG, really? Simple solution that takes about 30 seconds - call two others nearby and see how much they are. Problem solved without wasting bandwidth.
Thanks for the help. Lol. Someone menstruating today?

And, yes, really. Considering the initial quote was 140/month I had a feeling I was being played and didn't know where the real bottom line was.
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:55 AM
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Been a member for years.

$29.99 a MONTH ($32.09 after taxes). Single gym use.
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I pay $54.99 for myself and two guests per month (multi-club pass). I believe I paid $25 for the initiation fee way back when.

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Old 10-17-2016, 05:18 AM
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I pay $44/month for myself and the wife so $20/person sounds about right. They will try to hit you up for an initiation fee, I got them to drop mine or I would not sign…. Also beware of there personal trainers they are a bit pricey. When you sign up they will offer a free evaluation which comes with a sales pitch for the personal trainers. Just tell them you’ll pass for now on the evaluation if your not interested. Other that the initial sale’s pitch I really like the gym….
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Old 10-17-2016, 06:54 AM
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If you just want machines and weights try You Fit. $15/mo. Not fancy but adequate.
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:19 AM
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Not a bad price.

I tried those type gyms and hated it (planet fitness). Not sure how LA is but the heavy focus on machines lost my interest. You don't need machines to work out, except maybe a rower.

Joined a crossfit style gym (NOT AFFILIATED, so no I am not a member of the cult ) and went there for 6 years. Thoroughly enjoyed it and got way more out of it than I would at a mega gym. Anyway I recently quit because they wanted to keep raising my rates.

Now I go to the Y with the wife.
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Not a bad price.

I tried those type gyms and hated it (planet fitness). Not sure how LA is but the heavy focus on machines lost my interest. You don't need machines to work out, except maybe a rower.

Joined a crossfit style gym (NOT AFFILIATED, so no I am not a member of the cult ) and went there for 6 years. Thoroughly enjoyed it and got way more out of it than I would at a mega gym. Anyway I recently quit because they wanted to keep raising my rates.

Now I go to the Y with the wife.
I pretty much agree. I was doing Orange Theory and actually really enjoyed the workouts. The only issue with them is you have to work around their schedule and the main reason I signed up for LA Fitness is because my 13 year old was begging to join as he wants to "put on muscle" - unlikely as he can't run from his genes (LOL) but I will pretty much agree to anything that keeps my kid(s) off the couch and away from the x-box.

At least I know I'm not getting suckered if I'm paying close to what everyone else is. Thanks!
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:57 AM
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I pretty much agree. I was doing Orange Theory and actually really enjoyed the workouts. The only issue with them is you have to work around their schedule and the main reason I signed up for LA Fitness is because my 13 year old was begging to join as he wants to "put on muscle" - unlikely as he can't run from his genes (LOL) but I will pretty much agree to anything that keeps my kid(s) off the couch and away from the x-box.

At least I know I'm not getting suckered if I'm paying close to what everyone else is. Thanks!
Gotcha, and I agree with you. That's one of the issues with my gym. Only certain workout times so if I don't leave work at exactly 4:15 I miss the workout and don't have time to sit around waiting for the next one. And now they are shifting to hour long classes vs. 30 mins. I just don't have time, so that is the appeal of the Y or gyms like LA and PF.

I just have to be serious about it and push myself. Easy at my old gym with trainers and other folks pushing you. MUCH harder at a typical gym, at least for me.

I think your price is right in line with what I would expect. I would say make sure y'all have a definite workout plan every day going in.

My problem at planet fitness was I would go bust out a set of 10 curls, run a half mile on the treadmill, then get my tootsie roll without breaking a sweat. But I didn't know what I was doing back then. I know how to work out now.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by JeffSpencer View Post
$67.50 for a family of six at the YMCA. Reciprocal agreement in four surrounding states. Awesome equipment and programs.
We were a member at the YMCA until we heard that over half the members either paid nothing or had a very much reduced monthly fee.
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