all-hours fitness gym has multiple locations
around the Portland area
and if you can get through the all the membership
options, you can
actually walk away with a pretty good deal if you
pay up front.
Offered a couple times during the year, the catch
is that you must pay
upfront all at once and your membership is valid
for 2 to 3 years. What
makes this a super sweet deal is this: when
expires, you can renew on a year-to-year basis for
an annual cost of
$20-$50. Be sure your contract spells this
renewal fee out!
If you can't afford to pay all at once, then the
club offers the
typical monthly membership that you'll have to
talk to a member
Another option is through Costco -- they usually
sell a two-year, non-renewable membership for
around $350 (valid at all regular 'non-Super
Fitness was bought out by LA Fitness in 11/2011.
around the Portland metro area. Promotions
run all the time, and
in order to get in on their latest deals you'll
have to meet
face-to-face with a member representative.
Good luck finding out
specific prices online or even over the
telephone. To get a feel
for your local club, here are some options:
1. Go to the web site and download a free
2-week guest pass.
2. Go to the web site and get a 30-day
trial pass for $19.
3. Wait til January of each year for the
National Body Challenge. When you
register, you get a free 30-day
guest pass to Bally Total Fitness. Click
here for details.
Once you are in their system, if you wait around
long enough they'll
send you a pretty good offer where you can get a
for $99. Many of our friends have been
mailed this deal and have
taken advantage; however, it's hard to say when
the company will
actually send this to you so don't wait around
There are a myriad of options when choosing a
Bally Total Fitness
membership, so carefully read through the
contract and know about the
finance charges, enrollment/initiation fee and
if there are
restrictions to days, times and
clubs. Also ask about the
cost for 3 year pre-paid memberships (similar to
the deal offered by
|Bought out Bally Total
Fitness at the end of 2011 and then gradually
closed out most of those locations.
Currently has nine locations around the Portland
area. Go online and print out their free guest
which is valid for three days for one specific
club. In addition, the club usually sends
in the mail, generally good for a one-week guest
The club offers monthly memberships that require
Transfer, in addition to the initiation fee.
We don't have much
experience with this club so your best bet is to
visit them and get the
sales pitch from one of their member
||Owns and operates
community centers around Portland, including St
Southwest, Mt Scott and more. Offers sports,
music, swimming pool and more. Call or visit
your local community
center to see if you are in-district and to find
out more about drop-in
fees and frequent visit cards.
|Tualatin Hills Park
you live on the Portland west side then you may be
in-district to take
advantage of the facilities, sports leagues and
classes offered by the
THRP. To find out if you are eligible, click
here and on
the bottom left hand corner select "Am I
In-District?" and then plug in
your address. See web site for drop-in fees,
search for programs,
classes and more.
|We have highlighted
'well-known presence' clubs here in Portland, but
your best deal might
very well be the smaller and one-chain operations
that are closer to
your neighborhood or place of employment.
Fitness: this was the former YMCA at
Barbur Boulevard in downtown Portland. Go
online for a free 7-day guest pass.
2 Gresham locations, one at Mall 205 and one in
locations, a 30-minute fitness center for women
Athletic Club: a couple blocks from
Nautilus: one location in Oregon City
and one location in Milwaukie.
Columbia-Willamette: locations in
Sherwood, Beaverton and
|"Gymania" article from their
January 11th, 2012 edition. Provides a
side-by-side comparison of Portland gyms with
information on fees, special equipment, classes
offered and day care.