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Does Goodlife Fitness have deals for parents or seniors?

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Does Goodlife Fitness have deals for parents or seniors?

Trying to get back to the gym and this is pretty much the closest to me. I get a corporate plan at $499 a year and my spouse and anyone is my family can get the same deal; up until 25 years old.

My parents live with me because both have some health issues. Part of the reason why I want to join the gym is to take them with. Unfortunately, a plan for them is 250 more.

I was wondering if Goodlife ever has deals for parents or elderly, etc for a more reasonable fee?
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Speak with a staff there. Tell them the situation so you can negotiate...

Tell them how much you are willing to pay. Don't always have to wait for a promo. Are you a regular already? You might have to wait a little so they can ask their manager or something.
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You have talked with manager or senior about your current scenario. You have to go for the negotiation and tell them the exact reason for that. They will definitely take your concern and give you some concession.
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Honestly— im a gym rat — I see people come and disappear after a month.

People get disciplined to start but can’t keep up.

My advice if it’s possible and may cost a little more initial is go month to month first and see how it goes... if you hold up for 3 months and still go regularly then consider a yearly membership. There is no discount for seniors.

For you and parents to spend all that money and then disappear after a few weeks is a waste. I have nothing against your parents but seeing seniors in the gym is rare unless they have worked out for most of their life.. it’s veyr hard to get seniors in a gym routine when they have never gone before...this is why I would proceed with caution to start.


Good luck
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I see seniors at YMCA all the time.........
Sanyo wrote:
Dec 14th, 2018 5:59 pm
Honestly— im a gym rat — I see people come and disappear after a month.

People get disciplined to start but can’t keep up.

My advice if it’s possible and may cost a little more initial is go month to month first and see how it goes... if you hold up for 3 months and still go regularly then consider a yearly membership. There is no discount for seniors.

For you and parents to spend all that money and then disappear after a few weeks is a waste. I have nothing against your parents but seeing seniors in the gym is rare unless they have worked out for most of their life.. it’s veyr hard to get seniors in a gym routine when they have never gone before...this is why I would proceed with caution to start.


Good luck

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Cheapo-Findo wrote:
Dec 14th, 2018 6:46 pm
I see seniors at YMCA all the time.........
Yea and many of them have probably been active most of their life and didnt start when they were seniors...
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Sanyo wrote:
Dec 14th, 2018 7:17 pm
Yea and many of them have probably been active most of their life and didnt start when they were seniors...
Totally disagree.

You'd be amazed at how many have started training in the gym within their senior years due to health scares i.e. previous heart attack, worsening diabetes or blood pressure. Ive even spoke to the odd that start because (approaching senior age) or a new grand child and wanting to just increase conditioning to maintain strength to play with them in the future.

You'll usually see more seniors in gyms that are located in residential areas too (of course because it's easy to get to) rather than downtown city or mall based gyms.

I dont work in a gym, nor am I a senior, just putting it out there that there are more people that start late than one would think.
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I'm a senior, near 70, and the last time I was in a gym was in high school.

I just use some aerobic exercise DVD's and follow them for a half hour each day. You can borrow them from the library for free.

It's not just about exercise, but what you feed your body. If you're going to continue to eat the standard North American diet that the vast majority seem to love, then I don't think exercise alone is going to resolve their health issues. Best of luck to you and your parents.
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peji911 wrote:
Jan 18th, 2018 6:55 pm
Trying to get back to the gym and this is pretty much the closest to me. I get a corporate plan at $499 a year and my spouse and anyone is my family can get the same deal; up until 25 years old.

My parents live with me because both have some health issues. Part of the reason why I want to join the gym is to take them with. Unfortunately, a plan for them is 250 more.

I was wondering if Goodlife ever has deals for parents or elderly, etc for a more reasonable fee?
I am not aware of a specific pass for parents or seniors but at the bottom of the GF blog, there is a link for a 3-visit pass. That might be your ticket to get your parents to try the gym for 3 visits. https://blog.goodlifefitness.com/


I've noticed that the Les Chater YMCA on the East Mountain sometimes has special trial pass pricing or special month pricing for new members. You might want to check the website or social media channels. https://www.ymcahbb.ca/Join-the-YMCA/Promotions
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