TaipeiD wrote:It comes up to be USD $70 per month. Not a lot of money to fret about. A car payment cost atleast USD $199 / month. If they were trying to sell me a condo (at today's over-inflated prices), I'd just tell them to f' off.
The YMCA here in Bellevue, WA, with a great pool, saunas, complete fitness classes of every imaginable kind, rooms and rooms of exercise equipment of all kinds, nice locker rooms, four free personal-trainer sessions per new member, free family meals once a week... costs $50/month for a FAMILY of two parents plus as many kids as they have. There's a one-time fee to join the Y of $75/family, no exceptions or anything "funny". Also, you can use any of the 15 other YMCAs in King County for free after you join the one in Bellevue.
$70 a month for one person to use any gym is insane... that's WAY too much money. That's more money than I spent on lunches in a month in Taipei! Maybe not in the grand scheme of things, if you make $5000 a month or something, but if a gym in Taipei is a lot more expensive than a bigger gym here in the US, I'd say something's not quite right because it would be the first thing I'd found that costs a lot MORE in Taipei that wasn't imported from somewhere far away.
Yes, a car payment might be $200/month, but after a year, you have something that you could sell for 50-75% of the start price. All you have from the gym is MAYBE a little bit more fitness or weight lost. You can't sell it. That's a really silly comparison, IMO... do you work for the gym in question, TaipeiD?