C. Case

C. Case

Cassie Case, News Writer

As stereotypical as going to the gym sounds, I personally really enjoy going. Planet Fitness is where I go, as even more typical as it sounds. I try going about three to four times a week. Going to the gym keeps me energized, which I can’t seem to be any other way. When I go, I run on an elliptical for about fifteen minutes, sometimes twenty, and then I work with some weights. If I have more time, I usually walk on the treadmill for a while.

I didn’t know what to expect as far as how much it cost to join, other than the ten dollars a month from how much Planet Fitness advertises it. The general startup fee is thirty dollars. Sometimes they have those one dollar down flash sales to join. I personally didn’t wait for one of those but it does save you some money. On top of that fee, there’s an annual fee of forty dollars that is paid a little over a month after you join. They make it a little bit after you join in case if you don’t like it and want to cancel your membership. Honestly I thought that it was a little much because I wasn’t expecting it at the time. I’d never been to a gym before to be fair. Now however, I think it’s fair, especially if you’re getting the most out of it.

They do have a black card memberships for a little over twenty dollars a month. You can only have it if you’re eighteen or older. Of course you don’t have to get it, but the benefits are pretty nice. There’s a tanning bed, massage chairs, and you can bring a guest every time. Personally, I’m happy with my average membership though. Going to the gym regularly makes me feel better and keeps me active.