Why are gyms in the city so bloody expensive? Ok I get it, gyms are a luxury..but do they really have to employ 50 trainers (who do nothing but gossip), have saunas and steam rooms (that no one uses), state of the art showers, free wifi, free coffee and soda, and a terrace? NO!!
Keeping fit is important to me..yet the only gyms close to where I live are Fitness Zone and Lifestyles..which both cost 5 times more than what I’m accustom to paying back home..on average, membership fees at these two gyms range between $120.00 – $150.00 a month..and that’s not taking into account the initiation fee, trainer fee, as well as the first month and last month payment that they make you pay when you first sign up!!
That is the going rate for the most expensive gyms in NEW YORK FRIGGIN CITY!
Who has that kind of money to throw away?! Especially when you’re living off of a Lebanese salary!
Are there any cheaper alternatives in Hamra? I’m really, very interested.
This is a snapshot from the website of the gym I used to go to back in Miami, 24 hour fitness. See that? $0 initiation fee, and monthly membership fees of between $24.99 to $64.99 a month! Now that’s how it’s done.
Fitness should be affordable for everyone..especially when there aren’t parks or outdoor spaces where people can run, exercise, and be active!
No wonder all I do here is EAT!
That’s it. I’ve decided. I’m opening up a friggin’ gym! Who’s with me?