Gym Prices

#1 Aug 3rd, 2008, 12:59
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Hi all:

What are people paying for gym memberships in Delhi and NCR?

Here is an email I got from Gold's Gym in Noida.

"Thanks for showing interest in Gold's Gym Noida. Well, Gold's Gym is the largest Gym chain in the world. We are offering four membership in our gym.

1. 1 Month 4500/-
2. 3 Month 9000/-
3. 6 Month 18000/-
4. Yearly 30000/-

These Membership are excluding your enrollment charges and taxes."

These prices are comparable to what I pay in the US. I wanted a gym for a month but didnt want to fork up $110 (plus enrollment fees) for the month, so bought weights instead
#2 Aug 3rd, 2008, 13:12
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well, this seems to be expensive, I pay around Rs.1200 a months for basic facilities. (However the official rate is Rs.1500, I get a discount)..
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the prices quoted look about right - and are probably fairly typical I would guess for gyms around Delhi. Anything with fancy equipment, air conditioning, and more staff than you can shake a stick is not going to be inexpensive. The hotel gyms are a separate planet again as they will have all he above not to mention the attached beauty and spa treatment salon (and correspondingly charge like a runaway freight train).

The staff at gyms can be a bit of a mixed bag sometimes as well. Had a guy try to show me how to do a bench press (this is a programme I've been following for about 5 years now) - and promptly dropped the bar on his chest not realising how heavy it was. Still, you get that all around the world.
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It seems a bit expensive to me as well...but BB has a point with respect to facilities.

There should be others definitely , look around a bit more..
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I pay 68.00 USD a month (Lifetime fitness) and this place has everything you can think of under the sun. decent gyms here are $$$ get some free weights. thats what I did.
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Thats about 2800 INR which sound much more reasonable..


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Originally Posted by Tapatio View Post I pay 68.00 USD a month (Lifetime fitness) and this place has everything you can think of under the sun. decent gyms here are $$$ get some free weights. thats what I did.
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Hi,

I'm looking for a gym near to Hauz Khas (or Khan Market). I want something with good facilities, and a lot of courses (personal trainers/yoga classes, etc).

Don't mind how much I pay, as long as it's not too much. Most hotels seem ridiculously expensive.

Any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by norris View Post Don't mind how much I pay, as long as it's not too much.
So define "too much"!

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Originally Posted by brownboy66 View Post Had a guy try to show me how to do a bench press (this is a programme I've been following for about 5 years now) - and promptly dropped the bar on his chest not realising how heavy it was. Still, you get that all around the world.
Too right! You wouldn't believe it by looking at me now, but I used to work out hard and was pretty strong. I'd just put together a bar, and one rather patronising newbie at my gym oozed up to me and said "Let me take that dear" - I passed it to him with a outstretched arms (which I confess nearly damn killed me) and got to laugh like a drain as he immediately dropped it then jumped back so it didn't land on his foot.

Yeah, I know. I'm mean.
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Don't do the evaluation by email. Go to each individual Gym and demand an evalution/ full scale workout. Make sure you test all the equipment for safety, working order & cleanliness. Try to go at the peak hour or at least in the hours you plan to use it so that you can get a determination of user flow rate & preferred/popular equipment availablity and to determine/estimate waiting times if applicable. Towels, showers & mineral water are an important perk/factor in all workout clubs & should be in a clean,tidy order & readily available at those prices - so be sure to do your due diligence in that area too. Ask them what qualities/features/services make their facilities over & above their competitors!? After those prescreenings/evaluations - Enjoy! Because you will have most likely found the best available Gym for your physical fitness budget.
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Originally Posted by Haylo View Post So define "too much"!

Too right! You wouldn't believe it by looking at me now, but I used to work out hard and was pretty strong. I'd just put together a bar, and one rather patronising newbie at my gym oozed up to me and said "Let me take that dear" - I passed it to him with a outstretched arms (which I confess nearly damn killed me) and got to laugh like a drain as he immediately dropped it then jumped back so it didn't land on his foot.

Yeah, I know. I'm mean.
$70 a month sounds alright, although would go to $100 (I'm used to London prices!).

Just want somewhere that's clean, and has all the right facilities.

Also, I'm assuming most people go to the gym after work. I would really only be able to go after 7pm. Is that peak time?

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by PeakXV View Post Make sure you test all the equipment for safety, working order & cleanliness.
Also, ask them to advise you on some aspect of a workout technique that you already know about, to test whether they are just a "for show" place, or whether they really know their stuff.

It's amazing how many gyms will advise you to work out in a way that is intrinsically unsound, and use techniques which could for instance trigger tennis elbow in those susceptible to it.
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there's also the problem of forced stretching. In the gym I use they regularly have folks on the floor with the staff pushing heavily on limbs to force stretch a ham string, quads, etc - and often with no warm up! Somethings gonna snap one day.....
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Originally Posted by norris View Post $70 a month sounds alright, although would go to $100 (I'm used to London prices!).

Just want somewhere that's clean, and has all the right facilities.

Also, I'm assuming most people go to the gym after work. I would really only be able to go after 7pm. Is that peak time?

Thanks.
Anyone got suggestions for a gym in Hauz Khas? For the prices mentioned above?

Someone said Ozone in Defense Colony is good, but it's a bit out of my way. Also Power House Fitness, which seems nearby, but I spoke to them on the phone and they didn't exactly sell it (rude, and said they only have the gym and showers. Going there to check it out anyway).

Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by brownboy66 View Post In the gym I use they regularly have folks on the floor with the staff pushing heavily on limbs to force stretch a ham string, quads, etc - and often with no warm up!
Ugh, just reading that is making me squirm.

I remember flouncing rather loudly and dramatically out of a gym I was trialling for the day, after being told "If there is no pain you are not trying hard enough"

Doubt whether it had any impact on the "beautiful people" who were working out there, I suspect they were only there for the floor length mirrors!
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Well,i stay in defence colony and even i'm looking for a gym,very basic.I'm not working out to create 6-pack.Any suggestions in this area with reasonable prices?Just for once a week.

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