I was a member of Fernwood (Narre Warren VIC) for a year and even though at the beginning it was great, I found it getting really busy. Every couple of months they would advertise NO JOINING FEE and all these new people would sign up...which is not necessarily a bad thing in the financing and business perspective, but when you're given a 10min limit on cardio during peak times,its a pain in the proverbial. It takes me 10 min to warm up...it's not what I'd like to refer to as a workout.
Anyway, I was paying 39.95 per F/T, therefore around $80.00 per month. Having seen some of the prices of other gyms, I do feel that it's rather expensive.
I'm checking out the Contours today (free trial) which is around $13.60 per week.