"Gym users with monthly memberships can end up paying 70 percent more than those on pay-per-visit plans... In fact, over six months, the average member would have saved more than $150 by paying a drop-in rate."
"We suggest you Purell before reading further... One study found that three-fourths of weight equipment was contaminated
with cold-causing rhinoviruses, and even wiping surfaces down twice
didn't completely nix germs"
"And next time, you may want to rethink using gym-provided towels:
Outbreaks of MRSA have been associated with shared towels. Ask if your
gym launders them in hot water and hot dryers. If the staff can't say
for certain, bring your own"
You can read more at ABC News HERE.