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#1 overthehill

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:54 AM

Hi,

I've started doing a casual class at the local gym which is $20 a class.  I also go swimming there which is $6 a go.  I'm just thinking joining the place would probably be cheaper.

How much do you pay and does it include classes, swimming etc?
Thanks

Edited by overthehill, 29 January 2013 - 06:54 AM.


#2 KylieY

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:57 AM

I pay $20 a week that includes everything. Gym, classes, swimming.

#3 miinii

Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:59 AM

I pay $30 a fortnight which includes classes, gym, sauna, spa, steam room EVERYTHING. Mine is a little cheaper because we have 5 memberships all up. i think its usually $40 a fortnight

#4 amaza

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:02 AM

$16.95 per week. No swimming pool but all classes and facilities are included in that. No contracts at that gym and you can put your membership on hold if required.

I LOVE the place. It's full of friendly and welcoming people. The owners and instructors made the effort to know my name and say hello/goodbye every single time I go in there. I'm not 'in' with them, it's just how it is. As a bigger girl that was very important to me when I first started there. It helped me come back wink.gif I'll never go elsewhere.

#5 overthehill

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:03 AM

Wow looks like it would be cheaper for me to join.

#6 mards

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:06 AM

$15.00 a week - regional NSW

#7 Jean Genie

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:29 AM

$30 a week. This includes all classes, a sauna and a creche.

#8 amabanana

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:36 AM

$20 a week.  Creche is an extra $5.50 per 90min session.

#9 MintyBiscuit

Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:43 AM

$22 per week, and creche is $3 per visit (although I haven't used it yet). Just gym and all classes, no pool or anything

#10 SeaPrincess

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

$75-ish per month. Includes pool, gym, all classes (including Pilates and yoga) and they have a fantastic crèche (although it does cost $4.90/child for 2 hours)

#11 cameo

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:08 AM

$10 a week for swimming and all classes etc.  Creche is $4.50 a session on top of that (1.5 hours per child)

#12 Maple Leaf

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:06 AM

$16/week. Female only gym, all classes included and personal trainers available at all times, personalised plans and regular weigh ins/measuring.

No pool or creche though.


#13 bubmakes3

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:20 AM

DH and I just joined our local Lifestyle Fit gym. They had a special which was $399 (upfront payment) for a years unlimited membership - classes etc, 1 free personal training/assessment session of an hour. We paid upfront - it's more if you pay weekly thought even that's only $14 or something.
No pool but not worried about that

#14 axiomae

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

Definitely join! Waaaaay cheaper!

#15 KayDan0707

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

$60 per month for me & $20 each per month for my 2 boys to attend the crèche - unlimited visits but limited to 2 hours per visit - so $100  month.  I go 6 times a week so it's definitely good value.

No swimming pool but all classes are included as is a monthly session with a PT to update your program.

#16 cardcarryingferal

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:37 AM

Wow, looks like mine is quite expensive. I pay $25 a week for unlimited visits, classes, etc. No pool.

There was a cheaper 12 month membership option for $20 a week, but I thought the flexible, stop-anytime option would be better just in case I needed to cancel the membership for some reason.

I shopped around first and this price was about average (inner Melbourne suburb), and had the bonus of being female-only and close to my place.

#17 *BluePinkie*

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

I go to Jetts. Just the basics but I enjoy it. $25 a fortnight.

#18 spersephone

Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

I was paying $29 per fortnight at the YMCA and that was unlimited everything - but they didn't have a pool.  There was one nearby that was affiliated with it, but I never used it.

However, I also paid about $8.50 per session for childcare for my two children, and they went three or so times a week.  So in the end I was paying nearly $40 a week when it came down to it and I gave up my membership last year because I needed to cut back on expenses.

I bought a treadmill by paying a third deposit and the rest in instalments, and that's just over $40 a fortnight.  It means I can do it any time I want.  Before I was restricted to going when I could use the creche (2 hours of each week day they were open), and what didn't conflict with other appointments.  

This year I will have more time and I could probably rejoin, and definitely next year I'd have more time.  But I have enough equipment at home that I really don't have any excuse for not exercising.  I have a Wii (Fit/EA Sports/Zumba etc), a cross trainer, a treadmill and free weights as well as a proper weight bench set (left over from my stepson).

While I love the socialisation of the gym, and enjoy using lots of different equipment, and in particular enjoy the group classes, I can't justify the cost right now.

#19 Feral-Lausii

Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:24 PM

$8.95 a week, no classes but full use of all of the gym and 24 hour access.

#20 Phoenix Blue

Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

$99 a month. Includes pool, gym, all classes. Creche is extra.

#21 Tetinks

Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:38 PM

$15 a week which includes full gym use and classes, pool, 4 free crèche passes a month, breakfast and a one year magazine subscription. It's usually $30/week but I got a discount because I paid up front and joined with a friend.

#22 leo the lioness

Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

I pay $30 a week for two small group PT sessions.  I don't do 'gyms'!  (Maximum of 10 in a group and each session goes for an hour.  Currently there's only five (including me) in my Tuesday session.)


#23 Akeyo

Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

$52 per fortnight - on the exxy side but has indoor + outdoor pool, sauna, steam room, squash and tennis courts, fantastic range of classes including aqua aerobics, great equipment, friendly vibe and buzz. I go upwards of 4 times a week so it's worth every penny.

There is a Fernwood gym nearby which I checked out first, and was a lot cheaper ($25 per fortnight) but was very quiet, no pool and no buzz about the place. I love seeing other people exercising and working hard, inspires me to work harder too.

#24 Always amazed!

Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:05 PM

local YMCA
2$26.50 a fornight.
Includes gym,pool,sauna,classes and creach..

WHich i have 4 kids in the creach so Fantastic value for me!

#25 3inJune

Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:38 PM

Local small gym - $11.00 a week with free creche. No pool but I dont swim anyway!  I do 6 or so classes a week so it is well worth it.




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