Everybody loves a good workout, but what people love even more is saving a buck or two, or three, while doing so. Gyms and fitness centers around the Cleveland area offer a vast amount of fitness fixings to supplement an exercise regime but some are just more affordable than others. With the economy still in fragile condition it is more important than ever to stretch a buck while stretching muscles.
Looking for a gym that is open all day every day without having to count nickels and dimes? Titans Gym, located in Mentor as well as Downtown, may be the perfect place. For a single person, memberships range from 50 dollars to five hundred dollars. These prices run from a one-month plan to a one-year plan.
Paying Titans’ prices gives people access to each location’s personal trainers, nutrition counseling as well as their on-site tanning salon and cafe. Members also gain around-the-clock access to each gym’s facility. The Mentor location is about 11,000 square feet and has a number of free weights and machines. Classes in activities like yoga, spinning and Pilates are also included in the price.
Some people don’t, for whatever reason, go to the gym as frequently as they like – or as they should – so monthly and yearly memberships wouldn’t work for them. That’s where Sonza Fitness and Wellness, in Parma, can come in handy. Not only does this facility offer plans for group training rates and personal training sessions that range from 89 dollars to almost four hundred dollars, but they have pay-per-session options. For group training, members would pay 10 dollars per session and 40 dollars per individual session.
If these prices still seem too steep, people can arrange a session with Matt Soza, a trainer at the gym, for 15 dollars per person for a half hour for 25 per person for an hour. Still not interested? Soza offers visitors to its Web site the opportunity to download a free pass.
Working up a sweat isn’t the only gym offering that goes easy on the wallet. Omni Fitness Club provides a means for its members to relax their bodies without stressing about the price.
Members of the center can see their massage therapists about some relaxing sessions following a workout session or just a stressful day. Their massages range from a 15-minute chair massage for 15 dollars to an hour-long deep tissue session that costs 50 dollars. The gym also offers memberships at a monthly and yearly rate, along with guest and class passes.
If these cheap options are still too much for the thrifty exercise enthusiasts, there are a few facilities that offer exercising options for free.
The Cleveland Metroparks offer trails for hiking and running at various elevations and lengths. Lakeside spots like Edgewater Park and Headlands Beach provide sandy terrain for runners looking to add a little more difficulty to their run. There are also other parks around the East and West sides that can cater to peoples’ fitness needs.