by Rachel Garza
Either it is to start going to the gym more regularly, start eating better or eventually investing in a gym membership. Every new year's resolutions often lean towards getting fit, maintaining a good body shape and living a quality life. And every new bunnies use the beginning of a new year to kick-start a healthy lifestyle. Your method of exercise does not matter be it Pilates, boxing, HIIT and yoga. Your primary goal is either to build a muscle, train for a particular event or to lose weight.
Using a gym package allows you to match and mix your training routine so as to keep your workout exciting and fresh. Many of these gyms have several good instructors in the business, good equipments and a conducive environment, which makes working out exciting. Although gym membership is not cheap, it was reported by IBISWorld that in 2014, an average member of a gym paid about $41 per month in membership fees, and around $490 per annum for the right to sweat on stationary bikes and treadmills. But you don't need to spend that much on memberships.
There are various national chains that charge much less per month. If you are looking to trim your expenses, then check below to see a list of cheap gym options. Nevertheless, a cheap gym is not a bargain if you don't go.
This is a fitness center that put itself forth as a gym for those who don't like gyms, with adverts that refers to every of their location as a judgement free zone. The basic membership cost here is just $10 per month, that grants you unlimited access to your home club. As for the black card membership, you can spend up to $20 per month which will enable you have access to every of the planet fitness centers all around the country as well as massage chair services and tanning. You will also be required to pay an annual fee, a fee that varies depending on your type of membership. It is $19.99 for the $10 per month basic plan.
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Planet fitness has more than 1500 locations in all the 50 states, Canada, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Washington DC. All these gyms includes weight training equipments and cardio fitness equipments, plus a fitness training regimen for every of their members. Lastly, some planet fitness locations are open 24hrs a day.
There are lots of benefits that is associated with joining YMCA. In contrast to planet fitness, this center has a larger facilities and they offer more amenities. YMCA comes with standard weights, steppers, exercise bikes and treadmills. They also come with racquetball courts, whirlpools, saunas, pools, yoga classes, indoor tracks, basketball courts and fitness classes. For these listed extras, you will be required to pay more than just $10 per month.
This center charge monthly membership fee on a tiered basis, and the rate they charge depends on where the YMCA is located. For instance, a YMCA center in Chicago was charging $25 per month as at September 2015, and this is a basic membership fee for youth between 11 to 18 years old and about $24.9 per month for adults between the ages of 19 to 26 years old. Adults who were above the age of 27 were paying $62 per month, which is about $745 per year. This is a good bargain because there is access to fitness classes, racquetball courts and swimming pools.
You will definitely be surprised at how cheap Gold's Gym is. The basic monthly membership fee is about $25. And an initial initiation fee of $25 will have to be paid before you can become registered as a member. Caution should be taken when cancelling because Gold's Gym charges a cancellation fee of $90 if you decides to terminate your contract before it expires.
If your subscription to the service is on a yearly basis, then you will spend less per month. A yearly Gold's Gym membership costs about $198 or only about $16 per month. However, you will still be required to pay the $25 initiation fee.
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These costs are actually for basic membership, which provides you the access to your Gold's Gym. The premium membership That offers access to every Gold's Gym costs around #34 per month or about $348 per year for a yearly membership. This center provides many exercise equipments such as treadmill, exercise bike, weight, and steppers. However, it also offers exercise programs like endurance training, yoga, group cycling, Pilates and mixed martial arts. Each of their location has a group exercise studio and a club for kids where their members can actually stow their children while working out.
This is another cheap gym chain with different locations around the country. It is not really filled with equipments and other options as those larger health clubs, nevertheless, it actually provide more exercise options than planet fitness and cardinal type Gyms. The basic membership fee here is just $30 per month. Also you will be required to pay $100 initiation fee. This center provides a group exercise classes, although extra fee will be paid. LA Fitness comes with whirlpool spa, saunas and also indoor heated lap tool.
This facility has a nice juice bars, personal trainers and kids center which is for an additional fee.
Crunch fitness gives their members a mix of everything they really need in a fitness center, along with the high quality, standard cardio and strength training equipments that you might not find in other fitness club. They also offers specialized group fitness class, small group training as well as personal training depending on what you want. Just like other chains, however, those options depends on where you are training exactly. The two tiers of the Crunch franchise which are Crunch Signature or Crunch Fitness determines the particular amenities that will be available to you, along with the space and size constraints of each of the franchise. The membership fee starts at $10 per month for the lowest tier option- although adding more features will increase that cost.
This fitness club has over 350 locations for it's normal regular gyms and about 30 locations for signature gyms (this include more upgraded amenities and more classes). Crunch Fitness gyms are located in over 30 states, as well as Puerto Rico, four Canadian provinces as well as Washington DC. Other features are included depending on the type of membership you choose, and you may take advantage of the several perks at the gym, which include group fitness classes, online video workouts, hydro massage, tanning and training orientation with a fitness expert. The peak membership can be used at any of their locations.
This chain has over 400 clubs in about 13 states: California, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, Hawaii, Utah, Texas, Virginia, Florida, New Jersey, New York and Maryland. it elicits a broad range of opinions from readers. A reader that is based in Los Angeles who has been a member for so long offered this critique:"the quality varies greatly, and almost comically, from one franchise to the other. At the one I mostly use, the roof is quite like a sieve with a tiny window in the whole place. 10 miles away, there is another 24 hours fitness center that is very huge, with high ceilings and massive windows. Every now and then, they update their equipment and also added a turf area with a prowler and big tires for flipping. This center is a dream to use."
Another reader said the equipment differs from one gym to the other, but said that"they have clung to heavy lifting even though it means some noise and chalk." For just $35 or $40, you will get a good gym in town, and a very good place to workout when you are on the road, if mostly you travel to big cities. You might also be disappointed. Nevertheless, you just need to judge each location based on its own merits. The monthly fee is about $30, but this can vary depending on membership level and the location. There is a one time initiation fee that is to be paid by the members, which is about $29.99. The annual fee is about $50.
The Gyms includes cycle of classes and a studio. Almost all the facilities have an indoor whirlpool and a lap pool. The members can benefit from group trainings as well as personal trainings. Members can also have access to digital workout plan that they can follow at home even without going to the gym. Parents can drop their children off for a supervised fun time at every location.
This gym resembles the Planet Fitness, although its scheme of color is not as bold as planet fitness. These gyms are basic and quite small, but the equipments are more than enough such as, steppers, bikes, treadmills and weight machines.The basic membership cost is just $10 per month.
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About Rachel Garza
Rachel Garza is a passionate writer with a deep fascination for technology and science. Born and raised in an intellectually stimulating environment, she developed an early interest in exploring the latest advancements and breakthroughs in these fields. Rachel's love for writing and her insatiable curiosity led her to pursue a career as a tech and science writer.