Mine is 25 dollars a year. Its a boxing gym so i aslo get 5 day a week training from coach to. But the other day i was checking out my boys gym and it was like 250 a year. wtf why is his so much more expensive? i have all the shit i need.
what is that really expensive? how much is your gym?
mine is 25 a year. it has heavybags, uppercut bags, speed bags, etc. a ring.
ping pong table.
dumbells 5-120(i think)
bench, squat rack, deadlift power lifting area, pullups, dips, etc.and thenit has a bunch of machines.
$660 yr solo/ $1100 for girlfriend and I...has everything and then some...pools, spas, physical therapy, indoor olympic running track, full court hoops, massage, seperate mens/womens saunas, steamrooms, hottubs, as well as community ones. Seperate Pilates, Aerobic, Yoga, Cycling rooms. Seperate Cardio levels, frees are seperated from machines by the full court glass encased basketball court, full juice, sandwich, salad bar. Kid's daycare/playcenter overlooking weights so your kid can still see you..Plasma tv's in full amenities lockerooms, full hair/nail/massage/etc salon/spa. Fucking everything under one roof, but the place is freaking enormous and several levels, so it feels empty and sparse all the time. Very nice really, even though it sounds very fufu. The anount of equipment is insane, 2 or 3 of everything, and never have to compete for free weight space or weights, not too many serious lifters in there.
MY gym is free thanks to being a UF student and the gym being a UF gym. However, the gym was closed last week for break, so I got to check out the local gyms..
Gainesville Health and Fitness
I have never been there before so I was hoping for a free week trial (or even a day) like Gold's does. NOPE. No free week and no free day! I had to pay $12 for that one day. Hah, that was their first mistake.
How much for membership? $48 a month and $29 sign up fee.
Pros: Open 24 hours 7 days a week, great PT facility, pool, racket ball, lots os pussy
Cons: Price, aged equiptment, rusty dumbells, rude members, hexagonal plates (hard to do conventional deads with these), limited space between every piece of equipment
Overall? Fuck em. Cant get a free day? Thats unheard of. Its nice to have a 24hr gym, but how often do you workout at 1am? Dumb bells go up to 140lbs
PowerHouse by Baileys (Not to be confused with Ballys?)
Luckily, I found a 7 day week pass at the tanning salon. Walked in, no questions asked, have fun, be careful!
How much for membership? $29 a month, no sign up fee, or pay sign up fee ($24) and pay $5 for first month?
Cons: Empty(any business?), hexagonal plates, radio music
Overall? Typical gym Nothing outstanding, but that should motivate management to add some things or bring down the price a tad. However, for a typical gym rat, this is the place. Dumb bells go up to 125lbs.
Yeah the rec center here is is crowed with too many ego's plus you can't get a squat rack because someone is always curling in them. I pay 25 a month for the gym I'm at now, there's not much more then weights and abunch of cardio but the dumbbells go to 175 and you can use chalk. The owners usually change the music depending on the crowd, so by the time I lift usually late at night its old school metal
Too many hot shots at IU's rec center, it was well worth the $100 dollars to get 24 hour access at a real hardcore gym in the slums of Bloomington.
To be honest, the hot shots in the gym are idiots. I am one of the bigger guys in the gym, so if all the racks are taken up, I just go over and sit on one of the benches and wait. Someone always notices me and lets me know when they are done or lets me work in with them.
I find that most of the time, the "hot shots" are just pussies. They are polite though when you ask if you can work in with them. Then again, most people refrain from doing that. I do that only when the barbell is in a fixed position that works for both of us. (Hes does squats and I am doing Overhead presses)
In any case, the Florida gym has more space, more equipment, and adequate hours vs. the gyms in town. Lots and lots of foolish morons running around, but its free. You cant beat that price.