What gym do you go to ?

Which Gym do you go to?

  • La Fitness

    Votes: 2 3.0%
  • 24 Hour

    Votes: 9 13.4%
  • Bally's

    Votes: 4 6.0%
  • Other / Home

    Votes: 40 59.7%
  • None, I love ice cream

    Votes: 12 17.9%

  • Total voters
    67
  • Poll closed .

rican

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Original poster
Jun 14, 2008
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Party in the USA
I am looking into getting gym membership. I live in the LA area so all the chain gyms are local, but what do you use and why?
 

h1r0ll3r

macrumors 68040
Dec 28, 2009
3,890
1
Maryland
I use Bally's. I got in on their Friends & Family plan and only pay around $200 a year for membership. But, like some other chains, they're starting to increase fees every year.
 

Liquorpuki

macrumors 68020
Jun 18, 2009
2,286
8
City of Angels
Bally's is the worst out of all the chains, at least in the LA area. I don't know if they still lock you into a 3 year contract, but that was a ripoff back in the day.

I use 24 Hr Fitness. You can go to Costco and get a 2 year sport membership that averages to about $12-13 a month.

If you're in the San Fernando Valley though, I'd join Powerhouse. All the pro body builders and pornstars go there so everyone is dead serious about working out.
 
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SandboxGeneral

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I have 24/365 access to Anytime Fitness.
 

rhett7660

macrumors G5
Jan 9, 2008
12,531
2,494
Sunny, Southern California
24 hour fitness.

However they are getting to greedy. They now have Super Sports and Ultra Sports. Of course you can't go to them unless you have a membership to one of those type of clubs and they are not cheap. Of course some folks are being grandfathered in but if you are looking to join a gym I would look at one of the smaller ones. I feel they are way to expensive. If I wasn't on my same payment plan for the past 15 years (15 dollars a month) I wouldn't be going to any of the big chain gyms.
 

srf4real

macrumors 68040
Jul 25, 2006
3,001
26
paradise beach FL
I go to the beach and paddle out. Strangers always stop me and say I look like a pro wrestler lol.. but I don't work out other than in the surf.;)

I think everyone should have an excersize routine or work out on a regular basis- there are waay to many fattys hogging up our healthcare system...:rolleyes:
 

rican

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 14, 2008
363
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Party in the USA
I'm looking into LA fitness because they are 34.99 a month all club access, and no contract - that seems fair no?
 

lewis82

macrumors 68000
Aug 26, 2009
1,708
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Totalitarian Republic of Northlandia
The university's gym. I pay 80 bucks for the whole year, dirt cheap if you ask me (One of my hometown's local gyms has a summer promotion for students at 90$ for 3 months...) Cool thing is, it's not restricted to students and while more expensive, it is still cheaper than other gyms.
 

Shrink

macrumors G3
Feb 26, 2011
8,931
1,606
New England, USA
When I feel the urge to exercise, I lie down until it passes.

FYI: BMI is 24.5 (27th percentile for my weight, height, and age) Not a fatty - just lousy habits :eek:
 

likemyorbs

macrumors 68000
Jul 20, 2008
1,956
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NJ
I work at New York Sports Club and i get a free membership, which is good because our prices are outrageous.
 

spillproof

macrumors 68020
Jun 4, 2009
2,028
2
USA
Usually my University's gym, but when it was being remodeled over the summer, I signed up at Lifestyle Fitness. Great locker room, good selection of free weights and bars, but it lacked free floor space.
 

TSE

macrumors 68040
Jun 25, 2007
3,078
786
St. Paul, Minnesota
Would anyone with a good workout plan be willing to post one here? I like using dumb bells and not having to rely on a spotter, so nothing too serious.

I lifted consistently for 6-7 months a couple years ago until I screwed my back up doing squats, have gone back to the gym occasionally since then but nothing consistent.
 

velocityg4

macrumors 601
Dec 19, 2004
4,963
1,509
Georgia
I tried the whole gym thing but hated it. The machines I wanted to use were always being used, interrupting my routine. At $60 a month for membership it just wasn't worth it.

Mainly I just did cardio and light weight training. I realized I could get the same results at home with yoga, proper diet and a treadmill for a lot less money and a great deal more convenience. Yoga also helps a great deal with flexibility and balance.

An extra bonus was not hearing the same songs all the time that they played at the gym. Now I can laugh at Mystery Science Theater 3000 while working out.
 

mscriv

macrumors 601
Aug 14, 2008
4,916
596
Dallas, Texas
YMCA for me and the family. I guess in today's world the Y is probably considered the Luby's of gyms, but it's great for us. The kids have access to the pool and there are plenty of machines and options to go around.
 

Abyssgh0st

macrumors 68000
Jan 12, 2009
1,888
8
Colorado
I used to go to 24 Hour and loved it. However, that's only because it was a brand new "Super Sport" or something or rather in a nice end of town. Other ones I went into weren't near as nice.
 

rdowns

macrumors Penryn
Jul 11, 2003
27,397
12,511
Planet Fitness. $10 a month plus a $29 annual fee each October with no contracts.
 
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