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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-11-10 01:49 PM
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7. So do a variety of other entrepreneurial businesses.
It's what they can get away with charging. You know it's called free market capitalism and all that jazz. You too can shop around for a gym that doesn't charge as much, or you can maybe get a group of people at your job together and ask your gym for a group rate, or just go to your gym and tell them if they don't lower your monthly charge $10 you will quit. I personally think there should be public gyms for everyone to attend like they did in much of ancient Greece and in practically every city in the Roman empire. The state provided the facilities for baths that also had gymnasia to work out in. Anyone could go and use the facilities even slaves. The wealthy, of course, had their own private facilities on their estates.
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  -Why are gyms allowed to charge different rates for different people? apples and oranges  Apr-11-10 01:25 PM   #0 
  - like car salesmen, internet providers, vacuum cleaner sales...  Phentex   Apr-11-10 01:29 PM   # 
  - People let them get away with that. Otherwise, they could join a different gym. n/t  pnwmom   Apr-11-10 01:29 PM   #1 
  - I should say I'm not surprised, but as skeevy as most gym companies are, I've never heard that one.  onehandle   Apr-11-10 01:31 PM   #2 
  - as a former personal trainer, let me tell you it's COMMON  paulsby   Apr-11-10 01:35 PM   #3 
     - I'm in that small percentage. Usually seven mornings a week.  onehandle   Apr-11-10 01:47 PM   #6 
        - my conventional gym (i call it the chrome n tone)  paulsby   Apr-11-10 06:44 PM   #10 
  - As long as the different rates are not based on protected classes  Ms. Toad   Apr-11-10 01:42 PM   #4 
  - Are fat/skinny people protected classes?  apples and oranges   Apr-11-10 01:43 PM   #5 
     - Nope.  Ms. Toad   Apr-11-10 02:15 PM   #8 
     - That's not true at all. Would you like to explain how you came to this bizarre conclusion?  Gwendolyn   Apr-11-10 07:05 PM   #11 
     - In the thread, the most physically active  apples and oranges   Apr-12-10 08:58 AM   #15 
     - yes, and the more attention you'll get from the trainers  gmoney   Apr-12-10 11:58 AM   #18 
  - So do a variety of other entrepreneurial businesses.  Cleita   Apr-11-10 01:49 PM   #7 
  - I fought a gym and was banned LOL  AzNick   Apr-11-10 02:21 PM   #9 
  - I've belonged to gyms  supernova   Apr-11-10 07:16 PM   #12 
  - Because folks will pay what they'll pay. One of my memberships is free.  flvegan   Apr-11-10 07:50 PM   #13 
  - Can you share your secret? How are your rates so low?  apples and oranges   Apr-12-10 08:51 AM   #14 
     - Sure.  flvegan   Apr-12-10 10:24 AM   #16 
  - Discrimination is only illegal if based on a protected class.  Deep13   Apr-12-10 10:31 AM   #17 
  - Mine is $15 per month for everyone including seniors  graywarrior   Apr-12-10 12:05 PM   #19 
  - Mine is free.  NV Whino   Apr-12-10 12:22 PM   #20 
  - Because you have to bargain for everything nowadays. And women rarely do so.  Captain Hilts   Apr-12-10 12:36 PM   #21 

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