So by really no fault of my own, my previous gym membership was canceled. It was fantastic as I was only paying like $12-13 a month for multiple locations/ 24 hours/ and a pool(s). However, starting roughly 6-7 months ago, I've had the perfect storm of events (family illness/death) which has caused me to overlook certain things (i.e. mail, etc.) and one that I failed to act on was my gym renewal, which they have subsequently canceled my plan. Now they are insisting that to return I would have to rejoin them, that I was paying too cheap, and that they won't let me back on my previous membership price/plan. They want me to rejoin, with a start up fee and are doubling the monthly cost to $24. I am now exploring other options, unless some one knows what to say to a gym (I feel like I'm talking to something worse than a car dealership) so they'll let me have my previous plan/membership.
I'm willing to sign a contract for a year if that could possible reduce the cost.
There are some $10 fitness clubs/gyms in my area, however, they don't provide all the amenities that I would need, such as being open late or 24 hours. I have looked into the multigen/community (city) location, but their hours are bad and they don't have all the equipment I would like.
So far a Gold's Gym seems to be my best bet at $10 a month, but they want a huge sign up fee of $100. I don't know if they can wave it or offer any promotions that reduce this cost. Also, this price would only be for a single location and doesn't offer a pool, which I guess I could adjust to.
Just like when buying computers and automobiles, are there better times during the month/year when to go to speak to a gym or when they offer better rates/plans?