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2007-10-10 11:28 AM

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Subject: Lifetime Fitness family membership cost? Need info

Hey folks.  Can any of you Lifetime Fitness members give me some inside scoop on the cost of membership and any "specials" they typicall offer?  I am interested in switching gyms, but I want to be armed with information before the salesforce at Lifetime gets me in their little cubicle. 

I am currently a happy member of 24 hour fitness, but my wife wants us to join somewhere that we can take the kids.  (24 hour offers babysitting, but we want more options; i.e., the family pool, the waterslide, the rock climbing wall, etc.)

We have been considering putting a pool in at home, but the $40k price tag makes me queazy.  So....even though I am prepaid in full for 24 hour fitness for the next two years, I am considering joining at Lifetime because it gives us a pool year-round, as well as other kids activities, only 2 miles from the house.   

So, what's the scoop?  How much are typical monthly dues?  Do they nail you with an "initiation fee"?  How good are the kids activities, and do they cost extra?  

Any and all info is appreciated. 

 

 



2007-10-10 12:05 PM
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Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness family membership cost? Need info
I t costs 129.64 a month for my me, wife and two kids under 12. After they turn 12 it goes up. There is a hefty initiation fee also. I can't remember the exact number, but it was over 150 bucks. They offer referral rewards for members so if you have a friend that belongs, let them refer you. They offer 3 levels of membership and the cost I gave you is for the Sport membership. My gym is capped and they have upgraded all of us to the next level because my wife and kids joined at a later date. They don't negotiate any of the prices and will not run specials unless it is a new gym. In that case they might offer lower initiation fees.
2007-10-10 1:31 PM
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Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness family membership cost? Need info
Thanks; do they charge extra for kids' activities?
2007-10-10 2:22 PM
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Depends on the activity. 

www.lifetimefitness.com

 

2007-10-10 2:47 PM
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They bargain like car dealers.  They won't want to let you leave.  If you bargain hard enough and it is the right time you should be able to get a big chunk of the initiation waived.  And if it would be primarily yourself taking the kids you don't have to put your wife on there which would save you 50 bucks.  Or vice versa, she can take them there and you can continue to go to 24hr.  Too bad I can't sell you my membership and skip the initiation fee for you. 

2007-10-10 2:58 PM
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Go at the end of the month.

Let them know that you are happy with the gym you are at but you are looking for X amenities that 24 does not have.  You would like to join LTF but need something to push you over the edge.  Otherwise you are happy at 24 and will not change.

If you can wait until December there is a friends and family that has a 79.00 initiation and 50.00 add on fee.

I managed the Algonquin and Skokie location.  It depends on the salesperson, manager and how well they are doing on their goal.

 



Edited by AddysDaddy 2007-10-10 3:00 PM


2007-10-10 4:11 PM
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AddysDaddy - 2007-10-10 2:58 PM

Go at the end of the month.

Let them know that you are happy with the gym you are at but you are looking for X amenities that 24 does not have. You would like to join LTF but need something to push you over the edge. Otherwise you are happy at 24 and will not change.

If you can wait until December there is a friends and family that has a 79.00 initiation and 50.00 add on fee.

I managed the Algonquin and Skokie location. It depends on the salesperson, manager and how well they are doing on their goal.

Not to hijack, but hey, cool.  I've been a member at the Algonquin location since shortly after it opened. 

But, seeing as how I'm a single member ( no family yet ), can't otherwise help answer Brandt's question. 

2007-10-10 4:19 PM
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Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness family membership cost? Need info

Retail is for suckers. 

They negociate a good deal on the price. 

Let them know that you have 2 more years prepaid at your other gym early on.  Be prepared to walk out and do in fact walk out if they don't get to a number that you have pre-determined beforehand.  Pick that number before you go in and don't sway. 

Having 2 years prepaid means that they need you a whole lot more than you need them.   

2007-10-10 5:15 PM
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rbschlesinger - 2007-10-10 4:19 PM

Retail is for suckers. 

They negociate a good deal on the price. 

Let them know that you have 2 more years prepaid at your other gym early on.  Be prepared to walk out and do in fact walk out if they don't get to a number that you have pre-determined beforehand.  Pick that number before you go in and don't sway. 

Having 2 years prepaid means that they need you a whole lot more than you need them.   

Funny I dealt with people who did that to me all the time...sometimes it felt good to let you walk.

All I am saying is that it is not a Bally's wheelin' and Dealin'.  It does not work that way.  But if you show up at the right time....

The good advice is be prepared to walk and also know that you may not get the price you want.

 

2007-10-10 5:17 PM
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coredump - 2007-10-10 4:11 PM
AddysDaddy - 2007-10-10 2:58 PM

Go at the end of the month.

Let them know that you are happy with the gym you are at but you are looking for X amenities that 24 does not have. You would like to join LTF but need something to push you over the edge. Otherwise you are happy at 24 and will not change.

If you can wait until December there is a friends and family that has a 79.00 initiation and 50.00 add on fee.

I managed the Algonquin and Skokie location. It depends on the salesperson, manager and how well they are doing on their goal.

Not to hijack, but hey, cool.  I've been a member at the Algonquin location since shortly after it opened. 

But, seeing as how I'm a single member ( no family yet ), can't otherwise help answer Brandt's question. 

That is awesome...I opened the club in 2000 and left for Skokie in 2002.

Porbably knew you.

I practically lived there.



Edited by AddysDaddy 2007-10-10 5:17 PM
2007-10-10 6:05 PM
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Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness family membership cost? Need info
When we joined we got the membership fee waived and a 5% discount because hubby was a state employee.  I think for the 2 of us, and 9yr old child, with a sport level memebership which allows you to rock climb and raquetball for free, attend any LTF anywhere, and gives you 2 free friend passes a month, it's like $105. BUT one good thing is that it's month to month. You can cxl at any time.  However, I am so spoiled now, I HATE when I travel and have to go somewhere crappy!!


2021-04-24 8:56 AM
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Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness family membership cost? Need info
Originally posted by mdg2003

I t costs 129.64 a month for my me, wife and two kids under 12. After they turn 12 it goes up. There is a hefty initiation fee also. I can't remember the exact number, but it was over 150 bucks. They offer referral rewards for members so if you have a friend that belongs, let them refer you. They offer 3 levelsĀ of membership and the cost I gave you is for the Sport membership. My gym is capped and they have upgraded all of us to the next levelĀ because my wife and kids joined at a later date. They don't negotiate any of the prices and will not run specials unless it is a new gym. In that case they might offer lower initiation fees.

I know this is an old thread. Any idea about the price now? I want also to avail this pla. Thanks.
2021-08-17 9:06 AM
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Subject: RE: Lifetime Fitness family membership cost? Need info

Lifetime currently costs me and my fiancé $160/month at an Onyx level club (I think there is one club level higher and two lower).

For my two kids under 12 it adds $60/month.

If I add my other two kids 14 and 17 it will be $289 in total for 4 "adults" and two minors.

 

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