What gym do you go to ?

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Which Gym do you go to?

Poll closed Dec 21, 2011.
  1. La Fitness

    2 vote(s)
    3.0%
  2. 24 Hour

    9 vote(s)
    13.4%
  3. Bally's

    4 vote(s)
    6.0%
  4. Other / Home

    40 vote(s)
    59.7%
  5. None, I love ice cream

    12 vote(s)
    17.9%
  1. rican macrumors 6502

    rican

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    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?
     
  2. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  3. Liquorpuki, Nov 26, 2011
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    Liquorpuki macrumors 68020

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    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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    I have 24/365 access to Anytime Fitness.
     
  5. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    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.
     
  6. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    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:
     
  7. rican thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking into LA fitness because they are 34.99 a month all club access, and no contract - that seems fair no?
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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  9. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    If you spell that "Jim", you might get more interesting results.
     
  10. Bonch macrumors 6502

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  11. EvilShenaniganZ macrumors 6502

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    I get paid to go to the gym, pretty nice. Free use of everything.. :D
     
  12. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  13. Shrink macrumors G3

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    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:
     
  14. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Yeah if you are in to GILF's.... :D
     
  15. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    I work at New York Sports Club and i get a free membership, which is good because our prices are outrageous.
     
  16. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    My university has a pretty state of the art gym with lots of new equipment
     
  17. TexasChemE macrumors 6502a

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    I go to my university's gyms (two of them). They are very nice actually.
     
  18. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  19. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020

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    If there's no initiation fee, that's decent.

    I'd try to haggle it down more and see what happens though. Most gyms are open to bargaining
     
  20. TSE macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  21. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  22. mscriv macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  23. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  24. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Planet Fitness. $10 a month plus a $29 annual fee each October with no contracts.
     

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