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A Gym in geneva that is NOT overpriced

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I came to geneva about a week back, (I moved from california)and I ve been searching for a gym membership since. the problem is, every single gym i go to is WAYY overpriced. so I need a little help from you guys to a find a gym in geneva/meyrin that is cheap.

I already checked out sillhouette, fitness center meyrin, american fitness, california fitness. all charge atleast a 100 chf per month.

BTW i need a membership only for about 4 months
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Re: A Gym in geneva that is NOT overpriced

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Re: A Gym in geneva that is NOT overpriced

The price seems reasonable to me.
Most gyms in Switzerland are expensive.
My gym in Lausanne is spotlessly clean, the equipment is modern, the classes are good and the staff are friendly.
You need to be very careful about what is written in the contract and, if you're only here for a few months, a year's contract doesn't make too much sense, as it might be difficult to sell-on, whatever the gym tells you.
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The price seems reasonable to me.
Most gyms in Switzerland are expensive.
My gym in Lausanne is spotlessly clean, the equipment is modern, the classes are good and the staff are friendly.
You need to be very careful about what is written in the contract and, if you're only here for a few months, a year's contract doesn't make too much sense, as it might be difficult to sell-on, whatever the gym tells you.
yeah , I asked specifically for contract for 4 months..guess ill have to pay the price or just stay at home.

im really sorry if it sounds like im whining over nothing, because a week or two ago I was paying 40 bucks per month and now its suddenly 100 !
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yeah , I asked specifically for contract for 4 months..guess ill have to pay the price or just stay at home.

im really sorry if it sounds like im whining over nothing, because a week or two ago I was paying 40 bucks per month and now its suddenly 100 !
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Re: A Gym in geneva that is NOT overpriced

it's just the way it is. What I'm paying in Basel is about 3x what I was paying in the US for a gym membership. Too bad I won't be 3x healthier.
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Re: A Gym in geneva that is NOT overpriced

It can be hard to get your head around the price but when looking for a gym I also priced day memberships and individual classes (such as yoga, zumba, pilates). These were all around 20 - 25 chf per day or per class so if you use the gym at least once a week you are getting a good deal.
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Old 03.08.2011, 15:37
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Re: A Gym in geneva that is NOT overpriced

OK lets all shout

"This is NOT the US"

100chfs is very cheap. Just be thankfull you got that and stop complaining.

If you want a shock go to Holmes place. Dont worry. If we wont hear from you until Friday we will sent out a search party :P
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I paid 60 CHF but it was sponsored by my company AND you get up to 50% back from the health insurance so it is not bad...
On the other hand if you are staying here for 4 months what about getting a Wii? Just sayin'...
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... because a week or two ago I was paying 40 bucks per month and now its suddenly 100 !
Closer to 125 bucks with the current exchange rate

As others have said: to Switzerland!
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I paid 60 CHF but it was sponsored by my company AND you get up to 50% back from the health insurance so it is not bad...
On the other hand if you are staying here for 4 months what about getting a Wii? Just sayin'...
However that 50% rebate is just priced into your health insurance.
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yeah , I asked specifically for contract for 4 months..guess ill have to pay the price or just stay at home.

im really sorry if it sounds like im whining over nothing, because a week or two ago I was paying 40 bucks per month and now its suddenly 100 !
Yep, youre whining!
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Re: A Gym in geneva that is NOT overpriced

hahaha well it might take a while to get used to these prices
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Re: A Gym in geneva that is NOT overpriced

I was paying about $90 a month for my gym in NY, with comparable classes and equipment, so I don't really see 100chf as being unreasonable, considering that EVERYTHING costs more here. And as another poster mentioned, just take a class or two during the month, and you get even moer value.
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Might I suggest working out your frustration at a gym
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hahaha well it might take a while to get used to these prices
pfffffff good luck
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Re: A Gym in geneva that is NOT overpriced

i'm in the same position atm,

if im not mistaken and depending on your location/ mobility there is a place in ferney offering 30euro/month sounds too good to be true but i didnt see a catch yet...

http://www.keepcool.fr/index.php?id=...sport&a=ferney
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