I wonder occasionally if I should join a gym. Then I feel bad about considering spending money when I could just as easily work out for free at the complex gym. However, the complex gym has no fan, is cramped and not cooled well - I've run on the treadmill there and very much disliked it. There are two Planet Fitness locations close to my home. Both have the same pricing structure.
The black card level would be $316 for the first year, $315 for subsequent years, a 12 month contract and access to all gyms in the franchise. There's also a $58 early cancellation fee.
The regular level would be $210 for the first year, $160 for subsequent years, a 12 month contract and access to one gym only. There's also a $58 early cancellation fee.
The no contract level would be $280 for the first year, $240 for subsequent years, no contract and access to one gym only.
I've no idea what level I want, though I'm sure I won't use the black card level. I also want to prove to myself that I will use the facility instead of just singing up and hoping for the best. Interestingly, the no contract option is close to the same price as the regular contract option if you break the contract - $280 vs $268 and $240 vs $218. Is the contract option worth the hassle? Is the no contract worth the gamble?
This requires more research.