Capital Region gym deals

weights at gym

Looks painful.

If you don't already feel enough pressure to get fit this New Year, here's some more:

The Capital Region has a whole load of gyms to choose from and many of them are having deals for the New Year. If you work these sales right, it's likely you can fill the month of January with free classes and gym time galore.

Not bad if saving money is also a resolution.

If you're a Groupon member you've already read about a 50% discount on The Pilates Principle in Latham. Choose from Zumba, yoga and pilates to tighten up that core.

If you visit the Gold's Gym website you can score a 7-day free VIP membership. Gold's has locations in Niskayuna, Guilderland, Clifton Park and Latham.

The new Planet Fitness in Albany at Crossgate Commons is having a pre-grand opening sale (The location opens February 1.)

Best Fitness, with locations in Schenectady and Albany, has a free 14 day pass to new members through their website.

The Ciccotti Family Recreation Center in Colonie has a 3 Months Free deal. So what's the fine print? You have to pay for a full year up front to get your 13th, 14th, and 15th months free. This deal is good until February 13.

There's a Bally Total Fitness at the Crossgates Mall. You can sign up for a free 7-day guest pass through their website.

If you're a Sportime member in Schenectady you can get one month free if you refer a new member to the club.

The Albany JCC has a member referral program. If you refer a friend and they join, you get $100. If it's a family? $200. And if it's a couple? $150.

The Schenectady JCC, located in Niskayuna, has a deal: if you're newly retired, your first month is free.

L.A. Boxing has a location in Loudonville. Visit their website and try a class for free by filling out a brief form, it gives you a coupon good for one class.

Is your gym having a New Year sale? Have you heard about one? Let us know!

The Albany JCC advertises on AOA.


WTF Gold's...that's it? you offer that "online 1-week free" deal pretty much all year long. nothing else? no specials for new year's? with a $1 start-up fee and $20/month membership, that brand new planet fitness near crossgates looks most appealing to me.

correction: $10/month for basic membership (i.e. no tanning, etc). sign me up.

Planet fitness does not offer any fitness classes like the other gyms... def. something to consider.

Thank you for not mentioning my gym. It's already crowded enough with folks kidding themselves about new year's resolutions and who will soon get bored and stop going when the snows begins to melt. Le sigh.

I have tried to go to Planet Fitness in the past and it is always way over crowded and you get what you pay for. The one in Loudonville consistently had broken machines and just seemed a little bit dirty. Plus they hit you with a $40 fee once a year, so it might be worth it to just pay for Gold's if you like to participate in classes. Has anyone ever tried Forever Young in Green Island? I am thinking about joining there but haven't heard much about it-good or bad.

I'd give my left female nut for a Golds or some decent kind of gym out in Greenbush (or closer to me, in Kinderhook). I went to PF for a few months but I'm avoiding it like the plague until March, as it was already terribly overcrowded and their weight training availability is terrible.

Orenda Yoga & Healing Arts has opened our new studio in Downtown Schenectady, and we are running specials regularly.

Through out January, all potential students may drop-in to any Hatha and Restorative Yoga class at the new Schenectady Studio for only $7 a class!

More information and class schedules are available on our website at:

The Steuben Athletic Club recently reopened in downtown Albany. It's *much* cheaper than before (more than a Planet Fitness, but about the same as a Y: $55), has a pool, whirlpool and sauna, racquetball, basketball, classes (including spinning), towel service, free parking, etc. It's not perfect, but it's in downtown Albany rather than off in the suburbs somewhere, in the process of being fully refurbished, and the new owners/staff seem absolutely determined to make it succeed. (No, I don't work for them!)

Actually, The Ciccotti Family Recreation Center is offering another discount this month. Until January 31st, the enrollment fee is waived. A $75 value!

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