I want a YMCA membership.

@GardenGerty (90213)
Marion, Kansas
September 10, 2008 12:28pm CST
It is rather expensive. I can set it up as an automatic payment from my bank. I have done it before, but do not like it. Have you set up automatic payments that way? Our membership, for hubby and me, would be about $443 per year. Senior discount, no sliding scale. If we give them our financial information, they might give us a reduced rate. Would you do that? How expensive are health clubs and Y memberships where you live?
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
10 Sep 08
The Y membership i had was free, I was listed as a volunteer/intern for the Y when i had mine. I wouldn't have been able to afford it otherwise. The one gym thats a half hour from my place is about 350 a year for one adult..I couldn't justify that price when i knew i wouldn't go to it...the one i would go to is much nicer..better equipment but again too expensive and its an hour away.
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@GardenGerty (90213)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Sep 08
That is why we dropped it. I just did not go. I can even walk to my Y. and I think that the water classes would really help my arthritis.
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
11 Sep 08
I loved the aquafit classes. Right before i moved they offered to have me take the course to be an instructor but I said no because i was moving and couldnt commit to doing the year of teaching the classes in exchange for the course.
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
21 Sep 08
Thank you for the br.
@drannhh (15002)
• United States
11 Sep 08
Yes, of course I would do that, assuming that I was going to be able to use the facility enough to justify the expense. I would not do that for some kinds of purchases, but certainly it is my opinion that the YMCA can be trusted. I would prefer, however to have the automatic payments come out of a credit card account that pays back points or a periodic bonus that can be used to pay pack into the account or redeem for something of value. An example would be Discover card which pays back 1% on everything you buy with it. That would end up being the same as an additional $44.30 discount on your purchase.
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@GardenGerty (90213)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Sep 08
I pay some other things with automatic deductions. We no longer have credit cards, due to some financial difficulty. I would probably enjoy one with the points or cash value option. Never did like the ones with frequent flier miles, because we just did not use them.
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@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
16 Sep 08
Pretty much the same price over here, maybe just a bit higher. Not cheap that's for sure. I wouldn't want to give them my financial information - I don't like to give it to anyone - . MY major problem is that no matter how committed I feel when I decided to enroll in the end there is always this or other that prevent me from going - including myself LOL - and it ends up being wasted money.
@GardenGerty (90213)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Sep 08
I have done it that way before, and I had no trouble with them and my financial information. I would have to make it a priority. It is hard but, I am finding that getting some exercise is making me feel a lot better.
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@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
21 Sep 08
Yes, the thing with exercise is that once we start we keep feeling better and better. More energy more wanting to exercise. It's a good cycle :)
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@GardenGerty (90213)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Sep 08
It sure is. I also need to get more sleep though. Time for bed, yet I am visiting old discussions and tidying up the loose ends.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
29 Sep 08
About $50 a month or 6 to 8 dollars a day. I had so much equipment and so many videotapes in my house, that I did my own health club one year.
@GardenGerty (90213)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Sep 08
I need to be in a class and be told what to do, although I did just buy a Leslie Sansone walking tape. My job gave us recognition bonuses last week.
@Hatley (157752)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Sep 08
hi gardengerty here in southern Ca health clubs are very'expensive so even with senior discout cannot afford. however with my secure horizons hmo i can get free acess to one health club here but its so far from where i live currently I have to pay a bit on bus fare I dont like automatic payments but I do have one for my daily paper, i get a discount so it only costs about seven dollars a month other that I dont have any.
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@GardenGerty (90213)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Sep 08
My Dad and Step Mom have theirs because of Secure Horizons, as well. It sounds pretty good deal, but I am not old enough yet.
• United States
11 Sep 08
I can see why you would be reluctant, lots of people do not want to give out their personal banking information. It will be about 37.00 a month not including taxes. I am sure that if you have a month that your low on cash. They would take it all the same. I think that it might be to your benefit to save the money up and pay cash for the membership.. This way all the while you can collect interest !
@GardenGerty (90213)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Sep 08
Yes, you are right about how the cost is. In the winter I so long to go sit in the hot tub and sauna. Not much exercise, but feels really good.