Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Please see the new Men's Sexuality exchange. It is suggested that this exchange be geared to men's health issues.
    What gym?
    An_206217 posted:
    Interested in joining a gym. Any recommendations? Please only recommend gyms that can be found around the country considering everyone doesn't live in the same place.

    Also... how much is a monthly membership and does the gym have any special features (pool, sauna, fitness classes)?

    Plus I have a little more personal question... what are the showers like at the gym? Communal or private? I'm not fully comfortable with communal but will tolerate it if I must. Is it true all YMCAs have communal showers?
    SS1995 responded:
    I belong to Lifetime Fitness (I think it it was about $100 for me and my wife) . I know its a national chain. The showers are stalls. The have glass doors (at least in mine they do), but they are frosted so you can get your privacy. There is also a drying off area if you prefer to dry off outside of a little stall (which is what I do) . They also provide the towels for showers and workout so that is nice. I love not bringing a wet towel in my car.

    It has sauna/steam room (mine has signs that cover up is required so its good if you like that) , pool, kids center, classes... etc. I really like it, but I go before work when the work crowd goes. Its crammed w/ kids in the evening and during the summer.

    I've also belonged to Crunch and La Fitness and was pleased.
    ChevyDudeNYC responded:
    Planet Fitness, an independently operated chain. I pay $ 10/month. That's right, $ 10 per month with a $ 29 annual fee

    Helpful Tips

    More Discussions
    Hey guys not sure if anyone else caught on but I just figured out at the bottom of the threads there is a link that says "more dicussions" ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    130 of 195 found this helpful

    Helpful Resources

    Be the first to post a Resource!

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.