Equipment at a discount gym.

How much do you pay for your gym membership? $50, $75 or even more. What if you could get just as good of a workout for $10 a month?

My Discount Gym Experience

During the pandemic, I let my gym membership go like a lot of people. A few months ago, I decided to get back in the game but wanted to go cheap. With the current state of the economy, that high dollar membership is just not in the cards.

Instead of the high dollar gym, I decided to go with that large purple franchise you have probably heard of. It is certainly not a body builders gym, but I wanted to see if I could get a good workout there. My results have been surprisingly good.

The Dilemna

The first thing that I had to face was the “anti body builder” image that this franchise has. They built their business off of being the opposite of most gyms. Being a bodybuilder, I wondered if I would fit in.

The answer is yes. You can be a bodybuilder and still workout at the purple franchise. Just don’t be grunting, dropping weights and calling everybody “brah”. These are things I hate anyway, so no big deal.

The Gym Equipment

The gym equipment is mostly what you would expect. They have a lot of machines and a ton of cardio equipment.

What you will not find at the purple gym is weight benches with free weights. While that is a bummer, they do have plenty of Smith Machines and a good selection of dumbbells.

Can You Get A Good Workout?

So, what is the final word, can this be a bodybuilder gym? My answer is, it depends.

If you are like me and just want to stay in shape and maintain a good physique then yes, you can get a good workout at a discount gym.

On the other hand, if you are a competitive body builder this gym will likely drive you crazy. There is just not enough equipment to hit every muscle from every angle.

Overall, I like the purple gym and for the money, it is hard to beat. It is nice to get my workout in without all of the over the top bodybuilders strutting around. If you just want to get in and get out, give it a shot.