So I got a letter in the mail last month from the YMCA that they're raising their monthly fee from $42 to $45/month. It wasn't the extra $3 that bothered me, but it got me thinking, maybe there's another gym that offerred lower prices. I found a locally run place that's like half the price. Here's the pros and cons:
New Gym: $22/month
YMCA: One squat rack
New Gym: Three of them
YMCA: Racquetball Court, Kids Karate Classes, Swimming pool (I didn't use any of that crap anyway)
New Gym: Nothing but Weights and cardio
YMCA: Steam Room, Sauna, Hot Tub
That's the only thing I'll miss about the YMCA, but not worth an extra $20/month
YMCA: Wrinkled old men walking around in the locker room with their balls hanging out
New Gym: Ten times more good-looking women than the YMCA
Yep, I'm glad I made the switch.
Last edited by Saint Patrick; 12-29-2002 at 01:41 PM.
Weight: Not Big Enough
“Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.” — Bruce Lee
All that matters is the fact you get to workout while staring at hotties in skimpy tights.
.. oh, and you save money!
"damn...can't beat logic like that.
NAte is exactly right." - Tryska
Yeah, YMCA has been over priced for about 10 years. Used to be great when it was really true to it's charter.
Now in pain, only working out the walking sticks.
The YMCA by my house is $54 a month!! I thought the whole idea of the Ymca was to be a affordable place for people to come too. Thats crazy!
Thats funny.. My gym here in Denmark didnt raise my price every month when they raised their prices.
A cool policy, at least for me =)
Good thing it doesnt work the other way around =P
Meet PR: 290lb bench press, 505lb dead lift @ 190lbs
Current Training: Yoga and Weightlifting
5'11'', Male, 175lbs, age 22
The YMCA is a Rackett... Many better gyms around for less money!!! Dont Look Back !!!