The Y is the New Black - Herbietown


The Y is the New Black

I canceled my Equinox membership today. I feel empty inside, but I just wasn’t using the gym enough to justify the expense. Check out these charts.

The first shows my monthly visits to the gym over the past 2 years.

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The second shows the average price per workout over this same time period. On average over the whole 2 years, it was $12 per workout, but you can see it’s been steadily rising as my visits have dropped off.

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So now I only belong to the good ol’ Wilton Y. It’s got everything I need, but nothing I want. No towel service. Icky steam room. No locations in New York. No spin class, no yoga. No fancy iPhone app that lets me reserve bikes, track my progress and find classes.

Just treadmills, weights, and showers.

Let’s see if I can get rid of this growing spare tire without Equinox.

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  1. Henry Robinson wrote:

    I just cancelled my membership at 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport. I wasn’t going either. The gym itself is insanely huge. It literally has hundreds pieces of cardio equpment, so no reservations are necessary. It also has free classes, a full basketball court and a MF-ing pool–and I think I’ve been twice since April.

    We should create an app that somehow makes people go to the gym. Maybe you can use the GPS to locate your phone and if it isn’t in the gym at the designated time, three huge dudes come to wherever you are (again using GPS) and pummel you until you are in the gym on a piece of equipment. I bet people would $0.99 for that service.

    Posted 01 Aug 2012 at

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