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Old 04-18-2006, 12:37 PM   #11  
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Default A happy 24 Hr. Fitness member...

Obviously you are on the West half of the US is you are looking into 24 hour Fitness.

The great thing about 24 HR. fitness is that you can have one membership and access all of their clubs. This is IDEAL for a pilot and those who are always traveling for work.

I paid up front $700 for an all club 3 year membership with no monthly fees. And a LIFETIME all club renewal membership for only $20 per year after my 3 years are up.

This was a fantastic deal, but you have to cough up some change up front. And you have to be the type of person who is going to continue to use a gym membership regularly. My membership also came with 4 personal trainer sessions, a box of power bars, shakes and cookies, and a metabolic rate Breathalyzer test.

I think your 24 HR. guy could definitely offer you a better deal. Phone other clubs and see what deals they offer. Call his bluff, tell him that you're going to LA Fitness across the street and walk out.

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I just returned from a consultation with a salesman at 24 Hour Fitness, and I feel he didn't give me the best offer he could. They're wanting a $400 initiation fee, plus $25 per month thereafter. A pilot colleague of mine paid about the same initiation fee for his, but got after one year (or two-- can't remember) $99 a year forever.

Their prices seem flexible, but I don't bargain well. Has anyone else a membership with 24 hour that can share what kind of deal they were made? I don't trust these buffed car salesmen!
Gordon,

I'm a 24-hour member as well, and I got a much better deal. I too, got a 3 year membership for $700, paid up front, as well as a couple of training sessions/consultations, and a box of power bars and supplements. My company also has a contract with them so I didn't have to pay an initiation fee. My other choice other than paying up front was just to start paying $39 a month. I chose coughing up the $700 up front for 3 years, as it is a much better deal.

I would definitely check to see if they have an arrangement with your airline or company. They often have deals/and or contracts for employees of large companies and people are often unaware of them. I didn't know about my companies contract with them until another employee told me.

On the down side, make sure you do your stretches and warm up everytime you go. I hurriedly ran into the gym to knock out my workout a couple of weeks ago and tore up my knee. I'm home recovering from emergency knee surgery that I had last Friday...
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I would avoid signing any contracts if you can. I am presently being screwed by Bally's Fitness. I stupidly signed a 3 year contract with them.
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Obviously you are on the West half of the US is you are looking into 24 hour Fitness.

The great thing about 24 HR. fitness is that you can have one membership and access all of their clubs. This is IDEAL for a pilot and those who are always traveling for work.

I paid up front $700 for an all club 3 year membership with no monthly fees. And a LIFETIME all club renewal membership for only $20 per year after my 3 years are up.

This was a fantastic deal, but you have to cough up some change up front. And you have to be the type of person who is going to continue to use a gym membership regularly. My membership also came with 4 personal trainer sessions, a box of power bars, shakes and cookies, and a metabolic rate Breathalyzer test.

I think your 24 HR. guy could definitely offer you a better deal. Phone other clubs and see what deals they offer. Call his bluff, tell him that you're going to LA Fitness across the street and walk out.

Good luck

Yeah, I did this too. Great deal (in the west), the clubs are often close to layover hotels, and there is even one in the LAS airport.
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Hope this helps someone. I went to a 24 hour fitness in San Francisco with my girlfriend and after much haggling, was offered 3 years 576/49 renewal. When asked if they can lower the 576 price, they lowered it to 526 with one person(me) getting 49 renewal and the other (my gf) getting 69 renewal and personal training. I tried to get them to give me 49 renewal for both, but he wouldn't budge. I asked if it would be ok to tell my "friends" about this deal, and he said yes.
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