Monday, December 28, 2009

Resolution: Get a Deal on a Gym Membership

“Fifty percent off the usual $250 initiation fee at Crunch. One week free at Curves. Zero enrollment fee and no payment due until Feb. 1 at New York Sports. It’s New Year’s resolution time again, and the health and fitness clubs here in New York and throughout the country are out in full force. This time of year you can count on heavy promotions. Clubs depend on the December-January rush for the bulk of their memberships. But this year the frenzy has been ratcheted up a notch as clubs try to make up for the recession, which caused many corporate sponsorships to evaporate and many individual members to drop out or cut way back on costly extras like personal training and massage. But lean times for the fitness clubs are good news for consumers...

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