I took a tour of the neighborhood gym today but had sticker shock at the price. All I really want to do is use their pool for lap swimming (and it was a really nice pool!) and maybe hop on the elliptical from time to time if I get bored with the pool. I can't imagine I would have time to go more than 3 times per week, so it seems rather expensive when you break it down per session.

The gym is literally 2 buildings away from our apartment, so I could get there in 60 seconds. There are no other pools nearby. I would have to take public transit to get to them, which I am unwilling to do.

What about you? Is your gym membership worth it? How often do you go? Would the price be worth the convenience of having it around the corner?