Why is the Y so expensive?
March 20, 2009 10:53 AM Subscribe
Why is the Y so expensive? And if you joined anyway, do you find it worth the $ compared to other gyms?
posted by tristeza to health & fitness (24 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm thinking about joining my local Y (Meredith Matthews for folks in Seattle), and it is surprisingly expensive! Like, 100% more expensive than 24 Hour Fitness, for example.
The joining fee is $100, and monthly fee for me would be $55. 24 Hr. has a $50 joining fee and is $27/month. No contract for the Y is surely a bonus, I suppose.
I understand that the facilities at 24 Hr are bigger and they have more machines, too, so I'm a little baffled by this.
Did you find that the benefits of the Y outweighed the cost in general? Is there some amazing hidden thing I don't know about that makes it so expensive?