Originally Posted by infiniteopacity
However, I don't feel comfortable paying Anytime Fitness $70 for a plastic key and then $60 / month going forward.
That is really high for Anytime Fitness. You don't have to have a gym membership, but I think you can probably find one for less than that if you want to.
If you happen to have BlueCross/BlueShield health insurance they have a program called HealthWays that gives you access to 9500+ gyms across the country for $25 a month.
I signed up so I can be fairly sure of having access to a gym if/when I travel. Could use it locally too, but so far haven't dropped my more expensive membership at the nicer gym w/towels and extras because I really want to keep my spinning classes. If I replace those elsewhere for less though I could drop it.