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Gyms

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by Aruffell, 8 May 2006.

  1. Aruffell

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Dec 2004

    Posts: 5,653

    Location: Chatham, Kent

    So i just went upto a new Gym that's opened up recently in my area.

    It's called Roko.

    Very posh and very swanky and had a good look around.

    20 metre swimming pool.
    Free weights.
    Cardio machines
    Deadlift machines
    Incline/Decline etc...

    Seemed a nice friendly place and a few of my mates from work go there so i signed up.

    £50 a month and i can use pretty much anything barring the sun bed's and i get consultations with a trainer every so often etc.... and all the machines can record how well you are doing and you can then look it all up on their website.

    Do you think that's a good price or have i been stiched up good n proper :D lol

    Anyone else belong to a Roko Gym?

    Thanks,

    Andy
     
  2. Mat

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,928

    Is there an initial joining fee as well?

    What about tie in clauses? Ive been caught out by one that said I couldnt leave unless I moved more than 25 miles away, died or transferred my membership (of which I did the latter in the end).
     
  3. Aruffell

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Dec 2004

    Posts: 5,653

    Location: Chatham, Kent

    I had to pay £51 which is the -

    £10 admin fee
    £5 joining fee
    £36 pro-rata fee for this month.

    Then £49 comes out on the 1st of every month via direct debit.

    It's a 12 month contract but that doesn't bother me.

    Andy
     
  4. Sic

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Nov 2004

    Posts: 15,365

    Location: SO16

    £50 a month?! for a pool and freeweights?! christ...i used to pay £25p/m and i got:

    Freeweights
    25m pool
    more machines than you can shake a stick at
    areas for yoga/swiss ball randomness
    unlimited access to sauna, jacuzzi, sunbeds
    unlimited use of facilities (subject to availability) e.g. squash, tennis, badminton, basketball

    things 'as changed since i were a lad.
     
  5. Aruffell

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Dec 2004

    Posts: 5,653

    Location: Chatham, Kent

    Should have said what else i get.

    I get everything barring the sun bed but i get sauna, jacuzzi etc...

    Also get yogo and training rooms etc...

    Andy
     
  6. Nozzer

    Banned

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,495

    Location: Sunny South-East

    £50 a month? Jesus, I need to open a gym.
     
  7. VeNT

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Jan 2003

    Posts: 20,724

    Location: Cornwall

    most of the local ones down here are 30-40 a month at most, thats for EVERYTHING
     
  8. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 68,499

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    That seems expensive, a friend joins one in liverpool for £27 a month with all access including Sauna, swimming pool. The uni ones are best thou, £35 a year :D
     
  9. VeNT

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Jan 2003

    Posts: 20,724

    Location: Cornwall

    get in!
    the old college one was pants but only cost 50p a time!
    you could also buy membership time, then you got a 50% discount!
     
  10. Minstadave

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 29,079

    Location: Rutland

    £30 a year for the uni gym, suits my wallet much better :D
     
  11. Freefaller

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 5 Jun 2003

    Posts: 87,775

    Location: Falling...

    I'm really lucky with my gym I pay £130 a year! But that's because it's an old boys gym at my school. If I was a member of public it would be over £300 a year.

    That does seem like a good deal to me - and you do seem to be getting a lot for your money.
     
  12. Richdog

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 26,626

    Location: Utopia

    imo £50 is a bit of a rip-off mate, I used to pay £40 at my local and thats a very well-specced gym in a "money" area.

    Ask yourself: are you going to actually get your moneys worth from it? Will you dedicate yourself to a set and very regular schedule and do it without fail every week?

    If the answer is no, buy yourself an exercise bike, a set of weights and dumbells, and go jogging regularly in your area. A LOT cheaper in the long-run and will have a similar effect. :)
     
    Last edited: 8 May 2006
  13. wozzizname

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,242

    Location: Rainham, Kent

    Aruffell, I was thinking of joining that Gym, but went for the Waterfront at Gillingham instead; I think I pay slightly less than that (I actually paid up-front for a year), but there's not much in it.
     
  14. aceface57

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Jul 2004

    Posts: 2,042

    Location: Aberdeen

    Bah i used to pay less than £20 for a year at my last gym, now i pay nothing it's great :) Last gym was a raf one in kinloss, this new one is another raf gym in cyprus, cheapness. I refuse to pay the prices that normal gyms charge, rather just go running outside, use my bike, i know if you want to get some decent weight training done you need to get down to a gym.
     
  15. Aruffell

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Dec 2004

    Posts: 5,653

    Location: Chatham, Kent

    All you people from up north :D lol

    Got to remember things are normally more expensive down here (sadly :()

    That price includes pretty much everything barring the sun beds and i get a trainer to accompany me with consultations etc... and to help me reach my desired goal.

    These normally cost extra at most gym's.

    Andy
     
  16. Replicant

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jul 2005

    Posts: 922

    Location: North West

    Mines about £47 a month for that i get:

    Indoor/outdoor pool jaccuzi/ sauna steamroom
    Cardio equipment, about 10 different machines, 70 machines total.
    Weights area and machine equivalents
    Free classes, yoga, etc.
    Bar/lounge area, free internet access.
    Secure gated car parking.
    Free Access to any gym in the chain (David lloyd) after 6 months membership.
     
  17. Aruffell

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Dec 2004

    Posts: 5,653

    Location: Chatham, Kent

    Sounds the same kinda deal as me lol

    Andy
     
  18. Replicant

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jul 2005

    Posts: 922

    Location: North West

    Was there many members below say age 25, apart from reception staff, thats the only thing lacking lol.
     
  19. Aruffell

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Dec 2004

    Posts: 5,653

    Location: Chatham, Kent

    It was mainly 17-25 year olds and then a big jump to some 50+ members lol

    There was a few 30 ish year olds but not many.

    Was a good friendly atmosphere :)

    They had 4 reception staff there lol

    Andy
     
  20. zain

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,778


    Mine is 40 or 45 £ with Virgin and has a hell of a lot of facilities and a 12 month contract also which wont increase the price if I renew.

    The main benefit is I can use any virgin gym in the country, your gym charges a bit too much and doesnt offer as good imo