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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-11-2006, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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I am loking to get a Xsport fitness membership. I need to dropa few pounds and get in shape. I will be starting the fire academy in January/Feb. so I dont have alot of time. What is the best deal I should expect to get at Xsport. I was told I get a discount for neing Advocate Hospital Personnel and Univ. Ill. at Chicago personnel. Is this true? What did everyone pay for their memberships? I am going to drop cash for the whole sum because I have heard horror stories of them charging credit cards. Also I was told to get it in writing word for word what I get and the prices because they tend to change things. I am looking to go to Lyons because it is close to home and Chicago Ridge because it is close to the hospital I work at. Any help would be much appreciated!
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-11-2006, 09:21 PM
 
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what do mean charging credit cards? and changing things?
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what do mean charging credit cards? and changing things?

I have heard from some people on the "Other" site when I used to be allowed on there(LOL) that they paid one thing and didnt get it i writing and then they were charged another(More than what they agreed on). This is all hearsay as I have no direct evidence nor has it happened to anyone I know personally.
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back when the local xsport was a powerhouse I was a member for several years with no billing issues(i was locked in at the early bird rate from when it opened too, which was nice). I was pretty happy with the place overall, though I would have liked better locker room facilities.

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I'm a member of the Lyons & Chicago branches, make sure u really like the Lyons one, I don't. I paid CC and had no issues being a member for 2+ yrs
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Lifetime for the win I love it there. Xsport isn't bad lockers arent as nice though. Never had an issue with xsport for 2 years
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Been with Xsport since summer w/ no billing issues. Pd 349 while they were building the Downers Grove facility.
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-13-2006, 01:43 AM
 
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my sister owns xsport... thats why i asked... any kind of billing issues wouldve been sheer employee error... not a scam... they run an exstremely tight ship over there... if you guys ever have an issue... let me know. as far as locker rooms go... lifetime must be reeeaaalllly nice cause our lockers are the best... spa like if you will... cant really help with pricing though... they are already cheaper than lifetime and are way better and never shady like ballys... making people make payments on memberships they dont use is fucked up... and if you are late, they will fuck up your credit...

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I was a member for a while and never had any issue either.
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as far as locker rooms go... lifetime must be reeeaaalllly nice cause our lockers are the best... spa like if you will...
clearly you havent been to all locations, or they dramatically improved them since they were powerhouse(and from the people I've talked to they're still not much better). I went to both the lombard powerhouse(for years, hundreds of times. and the bolingbrook powerhouse when i worked near it). Both had great equipment and were clean on the floor, which is key. However both had small lockerrooms with showers you could barely manuever in, and the lockerrooms would often reek. I'm too old to have a locker room like the one I had in high school wrestling. I dont need a spa, but extra ammenities and perks are what made me switch.

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YEAH THOSE ARE TWO GYMS THAT ARE DUE FOR REMODELING... oops, i wasnt yelling, but when they were new, they were very nice, anyway, try going to one of the newer gyms... downers grove, or naperville...then you will see what i am talking about. Lombard was the first we built, and bolingbrook was just one that we took over... after some jerk stole a bunch of peoples membership money then closed... jeff something...
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I'm not bashing the place, I have fond memories there. I just like nice locker rooms and good towel service.

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I'm not bashing the place, I have fond memories there. I just like nice locker rooms and good towel service.
what's included in a good towel service?
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what's included in a good towel service?
hand release.








a big ass stack of towels in the locker room, and workout towels on the gym floor. Don't charge me extra for it, just up the membership cost and include it.

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So what should I expect to spend on a membership? I would do lifetime but it is far from me and the hospital. The closest to me is in Orland and I live near Midway airport. Not so convenient.
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If you have a YMCA nearby, you might look into going there.

I pay $60 bucks a month for a family membership that is 4 people including my girlfriend. It was zero to start, and there is no commitment. I can cancel anytime.

Also you can goto any YMCA no matter where you are. The facilities are decent, and not nearly as crowded as a Bally's. Plus you can take advantage of everything else the YMCA has to offer.

edit: Oh and the YMCA has all the towels you could want. The only problem I have with them is that they are not very soft on the face.
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I dont...Plus I like the option of being open 24hrs because I work erratic hours(mostly 3p-11p) so having the flexability to go there anytime of the day is great. What are Lifetimes hours?

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If you have a YMCA nearby, you might look into going there.

I pay $60 bucks a month for a family membership that is 4 people including my girlfriend. It was zero to start, and there is no commitment. I can cancel anytime.

Also you can goto any YMCA no matter where you are. The facilities are decent, and not nearly as crowded as a Bally's. Plus you can take advantage of everything else the YMCA has to offer.

edit: Oh and the YMCA has all the towels you could want. The only problem I have with them is that they are not very soft on the face.
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