24 Hour Fitness Vs. Bally Fitness

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This is a review comparing 24 Hour Fitness and Bally Fitness. It outlines the pros, cons, and gym membership pricing options for both gyms.  This also describes which buyers would be suited for which gym.

For the buyer seriously interested in purchasing a gym membership, both 24 Hour Fitness and Bally Fitness can accommodate your needs.  I would suggest trying the 7-day free trial membership at both gyms if you want a feel for the atmosphere.  Price-wise, both gyms are relatively economical, with Bally offering a seemingly lower monthly fee, but with less frills than Ultra Sport or Super Sport options at 24 Hour Fitness.  One of the main problems a buyer would face would be location.  An interested buyer in Pittsburgh, PA, for instance, has no option of 24 Hour Fitness or Bally (It is one of the Bally's that was taken over by LA Fitness).  Another problem would be the buyer may also find one gym atmosphere or culture to be intimidating.  A buyer is looking for the best bang for their dollar, and not always necessarily the cheapest option, if they are fitness enthusiasts.  Also, certain franchises may be in great shape, and some may not be maintained very well.  If a gym is dirty and unorganized, it may turn off many potential buyers.  


Marilyn Eisele
Posted on Feb 8, 2012
Cheryl Murphy
Posted on Jan 16, 2012