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    (Original post by boba)
    I've been a member of two gyms that had a pool and a sauna ect, one in my home town then one at uni. one was £19 a month and one is £21 a month. That is not an explanation for the prices they quoted :confused:


    those were off peak memberships but the peak memberships for both were about £30-£35 so even still..
    Is it a chain gym like Bannatynes or fitness first etc? Because some independent gyms have saunas and such but it's quite rare, that's why yours might be cheaper?
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    (Original post by play_fetch)
    £92 a month?! The hell.. What do you get exactly for £92 a month?!
    I go to Vigrin Active classic club, I mainly chose it because of the location. It is only a 10 minute walk from my house and 5 minutes from my college, so I can easily go on my break. It has a lot of things other than the gym (which is very big), there is a sauna, steam room, swimming pool, jacuzzi, rock climbing wall, cafe with costa coffee and iMacs, and also there are over 100 classes running every week.
    Since it is only 5 minutes away from my college I can sometimes go there to eat on my break because it has much better quality food than my college. There are Molton Brown shower gels, shampoo, conditioner, soaps and body creams in the changing rooms, free towels. The staff are always friendly when you come in, say hello to you all the time and remember your name .
    I definitely think its worth the price if you go more than 2-3 times per week.
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    (Original post by areebmazhar)
    Is it a chain gym like Bannatynes or fitness first etc? Because some independent gyms have saunas and such but it's quite rare, that's why yours might be cheaper?
    the one at home was a chain gym but not the one at uni
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    (Original post by boba)
    the one at home was a chain gym but not the one at uni
    you must be very lucky then

    In general though if a gym has more features such as saunas, supplement shops, pools, steam rooms then you will have to pay a considerable more amount of money.
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    Holy hell, these gym prices. When I walk past my uni one (which is not free), most people in there don't look like they're body-building or anything. Just trying to get a reasonable amount of exercise, with many people on treadmills and such. Unless you're into body building and have an absolute need for all the different machines, why not get yourself a set of free weights, or one machine, or go out for a jog? Am I missing something here?
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    (Original post by areebmazhar)
    you must be very lucky then

    In general though if a gym has more features such as saunas, supplement shops, pools, steam rooms then you will have to pay a considerable more amount of money.
    I really like swimming so no pool is kind of a deal breaker gym wise for me as it would cost so much to pay to swim regularly ontop of that, its the main reason I don't use the university gym. the saunas steam rooms shops whatever I have no interest in but they seem to come with most that have pools so it is more difficult finding a suitable one that doesn't cost a fortune but I have managed in both of the places I live and hopefully will continue to wherever I end up after uni.
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    (Original post by areebmazhar)
    Is it a chain gym like Bannatynes or fitness first etc? Because some independent gyms have saunas and such but it's quite rare, that's why yours might be cheaper?
    Mines an independent and has full health suite and exercise classes including although its £176 for the year!


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    (Original post by lightburns)
    Holy hell, these gym prices. When I walk past my uni one (which is not free), most people in there don't look like they're body-building or anything. Just trying to get a reasonable amount of exercise, with many people on treadmills and such. Unless you're into body building and have an absolute need for all the different machines, why not get yourself a set of free weights, or one machine, or go out for a jog? Am I missing something here?
    You don't really need to go to the gym to bodybuild either, just need space at home, for the bench, barbells etc.
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    (Original post by dan-dream-boys)
    I go to Vigrin Active classic club, I mainly chose it because of the location. It is only a 10 minute walk from my house and 5 minutes from my college, so I can easily go on my break. It has a lot of things other than the gym (which is very big), there is a sauna, steam room, swimming pool, jacuzzi, rock climbing wall, cafe with costa coffee and iMacs, and also there are over 100 classes running every week.
    Since it is only 5 minutes away from my college I can sometimes go there to eat on my break because it has much better quality food than my college. There are Molton Brown shower gels, shampoo, conditioner, soaps and body creams in the changing rooms, free towels. The staff are always friendly when you come in, say hello to you all the time and remember your name .
    I definitely think its worth the price if you go more than 2-3 times per week.
    Meh if you think it's worth it then go for it I guess. God knows it'd be nice if te receptionists were polite instead of blanking me every time I walk up to them and don't even say hello as I approach or anything where i go... It's very frustrating. They'll just be on the computer or chatting to each other. Once I went and the woman said "oh if you don't mind I've only just made this cup of tea" so I had to wait for her to have a bit of tea and biscuit before she would scan my card so I could go to the gym- ridiculous!'
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    £50 a month, but I can visit any of the chain's branches in and around London, so it's pretty convenient at times.
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    30 a month, takes 10 minutes by car but its the best gym I've been to
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    £20 a month, 10 mins walk each way.
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    £17.99

    5 mins in the car
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    £20, half hour walk

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    £19.99 and takes 10 minutes to walk there or around 3 mins by bus. It only recently opened so it's not packed at all and can go any time I want.
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    £30 a month on student discount

    travel: 10 minutes drive

    Like it because it has good facilities, basically anything you could ask for, its mostly young professionals who come there, and not many weirdos, I avoid going there when its packed but even then its not bad, you just have to dodge small talks and ignore the thirsty chicks lusting.
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    Home:
    £16.99/month (recently went up from £10.99) non-contract
    ~20 mins walk away
    24 hour gym

    Uni
    £200 for the year
    ~30 mins walk away

    Staff are great at both, very polite (except one extremely rude woman at uni who I've never seen smile, I think she is the manager though)
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    £14 per month. Has no extra facilities such as a swimming pool but I get student rates elsewhere. It's also just a five minute drive and is 24 hours which is helpful when at uni etc.
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    About £20 and it's 10 min walk down the road
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    £10 a month because I was one of the the first to join. It's £15 a month for everyone else.

    Travel: A 10 minute train ride into town, then a 10 minute walk to the gym.
 
 
 
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