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Is $100 a month expensive for a gym membership?

It's $80 for me & $20 extra for my 5yo. He gets to play in their kidzone for 2 hours. So whatever class I do & whatever workout I do has to be done in 2 hours, which is fine. Included is a a variety of scheduled classes like spinning, yoga, pilates, etc. Plus there's an indoor & outdoor pool. Would you spend that much or look for a less expensive place?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:25 PM on Aug. 18, 2013 in Money & Work

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  • If you plan on using it regularly and it fits into your budget then, no. I personally wouldn't spend $1200
    a year on gym membership. Do you have any YMCAs? Is it a contract membership? Can you get out of it if you find you are getting your money's worth?
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 6:28 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • When I used to have one, I preferred to buy a punch card for thirty visits. Then it was up to me when I went and how long I took to use up the punches on the card.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 6:51 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • Not getting your money's worth I meant
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 6:28 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • I really don't know. Because my DH is retired military and we go to the gym on Post for free. You would really have to check around.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 6:29 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • It is to *me*. But if you feel you're getting what you want, and you're not breaking the bank, then no worries.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:30 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • Check the Y, and also check to see if you or anyone else in your family has access to a discounted membership as a work/insurance perk. I know my old job offered both - reduced price membership and a discount on your insurance if you had the membership and used it at least twice a week.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:32 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • I guess it would depend on how often you went
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:32 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • That seems like a lot. There are gyms in our area that go for as low as $20./mth. I would also check with the Y in your area, esp. since you are involving your children.
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:32 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • I think it is, because I spent $50/mo and daycare was free for an hour.
    cassie_kellison

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 6:46 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

  • If it knew for sure I would use it more than twice a week I would.
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 6:50 PM on Aug. 18, 2013

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