Lucille Roberts Gym has dropped the price of their membership registration to 15¢ in a New Year’s sale today.
Of course, that’s not the only cost involved in a membership to this womens only gym. There are also monthly membership fees, a card fee, maintenance fees, and taxes.
Let’s start with the membership fees. There are two levels, Red and Gold, at $18 and $20 per month, respectively.
Both memberships offer, 1) access to all fitness centers (with some exceptions), allowing you to pick and choose, and mix and match, the classes to fit your interests and schedule, 2) group fitness classes, and 3) babysitting services.
The Red Membership requires a 12-month commitment, the Gold Membership is a pay as you go, month-to-month plan.
According to the terms and agreement, membership also includes a subscription to the Lucille Roberts Publication. Payment is made via EFT or electronic funds transfer from your bank account.
The ‘card fee’ is $3. There’s a 25¢ processing fee for the monthly, required, ‘electronic funds transfer’. And a $15 maintenance fee every 6 months.
Lucille Roberts locations in NJ include: Audubon, Clifton, Delran, Fairlawn, Irvington, Jersey City, Kearny, Linden, and Trenton.
NY locations include: Astoria, Bay Shore, Bayside, Bohemia, Bronx, Brooklyn, Commack, Flushing, Forest Hills, Jamaica, Massapequa, New York, Plainview, Rockport, Rockville Center, Shirley, Stony Brook, Valley Stream, Westbury, and Yonkers.
PA locations include: King of Prussia and Philadelphia.
Lucille Roberts Gym offers a 3-day FREE Guest Pass for those wishing to try out the gym. If you join online, you get 2 weeks free, with the option to cancel if you are not satisfied, according to their site.
The Lucille’s Classes page promises, “We Zumba, we chickbox, we H.I.I.T, we S.C.U.L.P.T. Whether you’re looking for a full-body sweat session or just targeting a specific asset, our classes will make you sexy, strong, and confident.”
The range of workouts and classes appear to have something for everyone. In the Boot Camp & Kickboxing category, there are classes in: Body Box Boot Camp, Chick Boxing, F.I.T. Boot Camp, Kick Bootcamp, Remix, and TKO.
In the Cross Training & Total Body category, class choices are: Bar & BALL, Body Burn, Definitions, Drenched, HIIT, House Party Fitness, Lunch Crunch, S.C.U.L.P.T, Tabata, and Tonoga.
In the Dance category, one can boogie to Belly Dancing, Dance it Off, Just Dance, Soca Aerobics, Zumba, Zumba Core, and Zumba Tone.
Target Training options are: Abs & Arms, Brazilian Butt, Butt and Gutt, Core on the Ball, Kinectics, Lower Body, Upper Body, Werkout of the day.
For Toning and Relaxation, classes are: Mat Pilates, Yoga, and Yoga Pilates.
All and all, it sounds like a pretty good deal.
Let the buyer beware though.
As with many gyms, there are complaints from consumers online saying they have had trouble ending their memberships. The Consumerist reported several years ago that “Joining Lucille Roberts Gym Is Like Joining The Mafia“. And when we looked up the Lucille Roberts Gym on the BBB, we found that every location with a BBB rating had a rating of “F”.
What are your health and fitness plans for the New Year? Will you be joining a gym, or will you take up a new sport?
Tell your friends and us about it below, and here is to wishing you a Happy, Healthy & Fit 2015!