Fitness Club Enrollment Specials for New Year's Resolutions


Like so many of us this time of year, my husband is looking for a new gym to join to get fit in 2010. I'd like to support this quest, so here is my list of the best New Year enrollment deals at Chicagoland fitness clubs and gyms. I would of course prefer a free membership deal, which you can get at the YMCA and a couple of private clubs.

Here's a question for you: Anyone have luck negotiating with fitness clubs for free enrollment, even if it's not offered to the general public?

Through TODAY ONLY, Crunch will take $125 off your membership fee. You can also get a free guest pass to try it out.

YMCA Metro Chicago is offering a $0 enrollment fee if you sign up in January. If your local YMCA is not part of Metro Chicago, just contact them -- they are probably offering the same.


Midtown Fitness in Oak Park offers no enrollment fee and two free months if you enroll in January, and you can get a free trial membership. Midtown Tennis Club in Chicago says "save $300 if you join in January."

Download a free 1-week pass to Curves; tons of Chicago locations.

Fitness Formula offers a three-day trial and has nine Chicago area clubs.

Lifetime Fitness clubs have $0 enrollment fee through Jan. 15, and you can download a 7-day free trial pass online.Chicago-area locations include Schaumburg and Orland Park.

Snap Fitness, at Irving and Kilbourn, offers a free one-week pass.

By the way, if you need inspiration to launch your New Year's fitness push, check out these Chicago Now blogs:

Body by Bond

Chicago Fit Club

Breathe Body Balance (more like yoga-type stuff)


Photo by adifansnet, used via Creative Commons license.



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Sean said:

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Hi - I have another for you (This is the one I am looking @). Xfitness (There's one on 8th & State) is taking 40% off of enrollment fees and they have a 7-day pass as well).


jdroberts said:


Crunch doesn't have any locations in Chicago anymore. They all closed. I'm sad because I really enjoyed their classes.

SarahK06 said:

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If you're active military, or the family member of a deployed service member, you can get a free Y membership. I got 9 months free last year.

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