Friday, September 30, 2005

Fitness Clubs adventure

I sold my home gym set for cheap this week since we're moving to a new place and I don't want to eat up our garage space with my gym equipment. I've decided to just enroll in a club, so first I went to the biggest health club in the area, 24Hr Fitness, I've been here before when I got a free pass and it's a nice club, they have everything, pool, courts, etc. etc. But it's just funny how their sales folks act like car salesman. Here's the jist of the conversation:
Me: I'd like to know the prices of joining your club?
24Hr Sales: Sure, have you been here before?
Me: Yes, it's been a whileand I'd like to know your prices.
24Hr Sales: Ok I'd need you to fill out t is form...would you like a tour?
Me:[ looking weird at him] I just want to know your prices.
24Hr Sales: It's for release of liability since you're in the grounds.
Me [just completed the form then led me to his desk] : I'd like to know the monthly rate and yearly rate.
24Hr Sales: [starts explaining the facilty and the stuff the have, yadayadayada.
Finally I got the answers I wanted. 60ish/month and the have a promo of $999/2 yrs and around $300 I think for the year after that.
It took a lot of time just to get those figures. So to get the rate of another club close to the vicinity I just called them. It's Fitness 19 and it went like this:
Me: hello, I'd like to know your rates?
19: sure let me transfer you to our manager
So the manager tells me their rate is just 70ish enrollment fee then 19.99/month and there is no benefit for paying yearly. He also said that they don't have the fancy stuff like pools and such but their club has the cardio and weights equipment which is all that I need.
So I'll probably be joining Fitness 19 this weekend and jumpstart a healthy lifestyle :)


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