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    been thinking about getting a gym membership

    I live right next to 24hour fitness but do they even allow guests to come with you like LA Fitness...which i also live right next to.
    I like the pool, the classes, the weights at both gyms.
    I'll probably never use the treadmills though lol.
    Oh, I don't know. Is a gym membership a waste of money?

    weeeeeeeeeeee

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    The LA Fitness there lets you have guests for free?
    If you live in an office world I think having a gym membership that you go to semi-regularly is pretty valuable. Just make sure you tell them you want a good deal
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    yep the LA Fitness lets guests come with you for free. it's pretty awesome.
    I don't know how much the rates are at LA though. I called and they just said "come in and we'll discuss rates with you "
    well at least it sounded like they were winking lol

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    I hope one of those 24 hours is a happy hour.

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    They do. Generally the rates here are like 30-40 a month. Though it might be a bit cheaper if you don't get their anywhere plan - which usually means you can only use local facilities (not out of state).
    They can be negotiated down on the price/setup fee. I got mine with no setup fee.

    Here Guests are usually 15/30 a month extra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    I hope one of those 24 hours is a happy hour.
    24 Hours here are usually super super packed, so I doubt there's a happy hour.
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ____asdfghjkl View Post
    Oh, I don't know. Is a gym membership a waste of money?

    weeeeeeeeeeee
    They are only a waste if you don't use the gymn. Which is what happens to most memberships.
    We have met the enemy and they is us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve0257 View Post
    They are only a waste if you don't use the gymn. Which is what happens to most memberships.
    Agreed. I paid about 300 once a long time ago to Bally's and went 3 times. Ugh.
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    Agreed. I paid about 300 once a long time ago to Bally's and went 3 times. Ugh.
    At that price you could have gotten 6-9 personal training sessions. Those are usually more fun than working by yourself.

    I think one of the things that you can do if you want to try to make better use of your gym membership is try working out with friends. Even if you have to swap out people 2-3 times a week.
    Usually better than working alone. And it's proven you have a higher chance of reaching your goals. </LAFitness>
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    Just ride more and buy some weights. You can do a lot with just a few dumbells.

    Better to buy these things up front and use them for years on end than flush your money down the toliet each month/year making someone else richer.

    Problem Solved. Next Case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 531phile View Post
    Just ride more and buy some weights. You can do a lot with just a few dumbells.

    Better to buy these things up front and use them for years on end than flush your money down the toliet each month/year making someone else richer.

    Problem Solved. Next Case.
    Be sure to use those weights...they won't do you a lot of good if all you do is buy them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 531phile View Post
    Just ride more and buy some weights. You can do a lot with just a few dumbells.

    Better to buy these things up front and use them for years on end than flush your money down the toliet each month/year making someone else richer.

    Problem Solved. Next Case.
    Sorry but it had to be done
    Last edited by skijor; 03-06-11 at 03:40 PM.

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    hi
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    LOL -- funniest thing is, it was a couple gay women at work who pointed out that they'd NEVER use them.............

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    Sorry but it had to be done
    That was one funny episode. I LoL'ed HARD when it gave cab fare and went into "Sleep Mode".

    Quote Originally Posted by avner View Post
    I loled. Twice. Then I cried. Then I rubbed one out and cried again, but thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ____asdfghjkl View Post
    I live right next to 24hour fitness but do they even allow guests to come with you like LA Fitness...which i also live right next to.
    I like the pool, the classes, the weights at both gyms.
    I'll probably never use the treadmills though lol.
    Oh, I don't know. Is a gym membership a waste of money?

    weeeeeeeeeeee
    Get a two week trial membership to each, go everyday and join the one with the most women with breast implants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GP View Post
    Get a two week trial membership to each, go everyday and join the one with the most women with breast implants.
    I think she'll be more interested in the guys with implants.

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    So Tom only hires people that are nutty? Is part of the requirement to be a moderator on this site is that you have to be nuts??
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    Hey , cbad, I did NOT give you permission to post my photos on BF
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy View Post
    Hey , cbad, I did NOT give you permission to post my photos on BF
    When are you getting the pec implants put in?
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    So Tom only hires people that are nutty? Is part of the requirement to be a moderator on this site is that you have to be nuts??
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    Vom
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    hahah the south park video
    implants O_O

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    I love having my gym membership and I go at least once a week, but the two things about my gym I'd change are the habits of those who frequent it:

    ~The gym unfortunately has big-screen TVs all over the place, and these homesteaders just sit on the machines I want, and watch &$^%#$ Oprah for 10 minutes at a time! I've been tempted to grab some change-of-address cards from the post office, so I can hand them to these turkeys.

    ~I wash my hands when before and after working out, and about half of the time, these clods with multiple tattoos and backwards-baseball-caps traipse straight out of the urinal without washing their hands! (And now you know why I also wash them after working out. NASTY.)

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    I go to the gym (24 Hr Fitness) quite a bit during the winter months. Once the weather starts warming up I lose the motivation. I'd much rather ride my bike - road or mountain - for exercise. Colorado is too nice to be indoors then.

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