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Old 08-07-2018, 08:58 PM   #4561
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Completely random but is anyone a member of Boston Sports Club. Pros? Cons? I hear there's a billion of hidden fees and cancellation is near impossible but would like to hear more recent experiences (i.e. I want someone to tell me it will be ok to join BSC and they won't pinch me of every cent I have).
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:28 AM   #4562
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Completely random but is anyone a member of Boston Sports Club. Pros? Cons? I hear there's a billion of hidden fees and cancellation is near impossible but would like to hear more recent experiences (i.e. I want someone to tell me it will be ok to join BSC and they won't pinch me of every cent I have).
I have the regional passport on a one year commitment (slightly less expensive than the month to month) and use it daily since there's a BSC near my office, and one in Davis. I was hesitant at first because it's pricey, but it's been worth it so far. I haven't tried to cancel. My girlfriend successfully canceled (her company now pays the membership) with relative ease, so I guess it's like anything else - pay attention to the fine print before committing to anything. Maybe start with a month to month?

I have heard people have trouble if the do something like sign up for the regional passport for a year, realize they only use one gym, and try to switch to a neighborhood plan and are told "no." I've also heard people having trouble getting out of their contract before it's up. Almost any scenario I've seen is relatively easily avoidable. Canceling month to month is easy (though you won't get the remained of the month back if you cancel before the end of the month), and the year contracts lock you in for a year.

*edit* Check with your employer. I know a lot of firms that actually offer BSC memberships as a perk (unfortunately, not the case for me). Insurers often times offer reimbursements on gym memberships too (My plan offers $300 per year). So there are ways to make it less of a pain.
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I have the regional passport on a one year commitment (slightly less expensive than the month to month) and use it daily since there's a BSC near my office, and one in Davis. I was hesitant at first because it's pricey, but it's been worth it so far. I haven't tried to cancel. My girlfriend successfully canceled (her company now pays the membership) with relative ease, so I guess it's like anything else - pay attention to the fine print before committing to anything. Maybe start with a month to month?

I have heard people have trouble if the do something like sign up for the regional passport for a year, realize they only use one gym, and try to switch to a neighborhood plan and are told "no." I've also heard people having trouble getting out of their contract before it's up. Almost any scenario I've seen is relatively easily avoidable. Canceling month to month is easy (though you won't get the remained of the month back if you cancel before the end of the month), and the year contracts lock you in for a year.

*edit* Check with your employer. I know a lot of firms that actually offer BSC memberships as a perk (unfortunately, not the case for me). Insurers often times offer reimbursements on gym memberships too (My plan offers $300 per year). So there are ways to make it less of a pain.
Thanks for the input Lrfox! Have you ever been charged a maintenance fee and/or see your monthly fee increase without any notification?
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I wasnt able to visit Portsmouth last weekend due to the weather

However, I did notice new development in Burlington MA, but cant find the right thread for it. Near the newish Wegmans, across from Burlington Mall. Anyone have better searching skills?
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Dinosaurs suck. https://www.theguardian.com/environm...il-exploration
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I wasnt able to visit Portsmouth last weekend due to the weather

However, I did notice new development in Burlington MA, but cant find the right thread for it. Near the newish Wegmans, across from Burlington Mall. Anyone have better searching skills?
I believe you're talking about 3rdAve Burlington, a decent-sized new urbanist development that extends directly off the Turnpike, ya?

http://www.3rdaveburlington.com/

Otherwise I couldn't tell you... there's new buildings sprouting around there all the time.
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