Outashape, you did good! The Ballys here in Chicago is up to $30 a month, I think. They have family memberships at the Y for less, and I think with it being less crowded at the Y than at Ballys, I feel a lot less constricted with going to the Y, especially since they have month to month memberships and not the lifetime membership.
Good luck with getting that lower fee thing, though. I think outashape is paying more what the actual worth of that club is by paying only $60 a year. I have heard of the Turn Back, and I know a woman that joined back when Ballys was the Chicago Health Club and Cher was their spokesperson... now THAT was a LOOOOOOONG time ago...