Hi Tess. I went to my local Fernwood for about a year, until it closed down
I paid $165 joining fee, and then it was $39.50 per month. I definitely got my money's worth as I was going there at least 6 days a week, sometimes 7
The equipment that they had was really good. Lots of variety, and fairly new, not old and ricketty like some gyms! I wasn't to impressed with the audio-visual system in that gym though, it was the worst I have seen! Just a teeny telly in the corner, with no reception
And, just before they closed down, they replaced all the fluoro lights in the place... it was brighter in there than in the supermarket! I was seriously considering wearing sunglasses and a visor... first thing in the morning, when it's still dark outside, that amount of light really hurts
(That was just at my one though, most others are a lot better!
Good thing though is you get a little book of vouchers that you can use at any other Fernwood that you like. I went to about 4 other Fernwoods, which was really great.
I guess just go in and get them to show you around, then consider how much use you'd get out of it
They also have all those personal training packages and weight loss programs, which I am sure that they will explain in great detail!