Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Making the rounds

So my plan to join a gym has been somewhat faltered by the fact that I make a whopping $100 a week on average, making a monthly gym payment a bit unreachable right now. In an effort to not have to run outside when it's REALLY cold (as in your lungs start to burn) I have started my tour of Frisco health clubs via the genius of the "7-day free pass".

So far I have worked my way through LifeTime Fitness and 24 Hour Fitness. Next up LA Fitness. That's nearly a month of free gym usage people! Clubs I can still mooch off of include Bally's Total Fitness, Snap Fitness, and if I'm desperate enough Curves. 4 out of 5 of these clubs includes the word fitness in the title....just had to mention that. Anyway, between 24 and LifeTime I vote LifeTime, however if you are unable to pay the $79 per month to join you may want to join the gym rats of the Frisco 24 Hour Fitness for the small price of $29.99 a month. The only downside to this evil plan.....gym sales people calling you non-stop to find out how your pass is working and pressuring you to join now before the incredible deal they have offered you expires!

4 comments:

Clay and Katy said...

nice! way to work the system k!!!

Annalise said...

It's so annoying how much gym memberships cost! 2 years ago a friend told me about the Discovery Health Challenge that is held yearly. You can join for free and with it came an 8 week free pass to Ballys. Remarkably Ballys only bothered me with their sales pitches the first day and I used that pass 5 days a week for the entire 8 weeks. It was awesome.

So I just checked and for 2009 it's only a 30 day pass, but still. Free is free. Check it out: http://health.discovery.com/national-body-challenge/promo/benefits.html.

I now use the U field house, which is like $3 a month since I'm an employee. I must admit the facilities are a little behind the times but there's just no way I could spend $30+ on a gym membership. Anyway, good luck!

k town said...

Dude, impressive. If there's a YMCA near you, I highly recommend. The one in Plano rocks. You should convince your parents to join and get a family membership.

Pearce Sterling said...

Very cool to work the system. Gym memberships=outrageous price. Good luck!