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Where to work Out

in East Lansing By Ray Hidalgo


hinking about making a New Year’s resolution to work out a few days a week? Want to get into better physical shape? Just want to know what’s out there? Check out these fitness centers near MSU!

IM West MSU provides students with access to every popular sport with a swimming pool (open to anyone with an MSU ID, member or non-member), indoor basketball courts and plenty of other activities in its largest recreational facility, IM West. Its fitness center also has equipment covering all muscle groups and then some. Unfortunately, with IM West being the usual option, aside from the smaller IM East and IM Circle for on-campus students, overcrowding and waiting on that one guy who takes five minute breaks between reps becomes a major issue.


$40 semester $360 calendar year Parking: Find your own on campus!

Powerhouse Gym


Throw in a smoothie bar, a convenient location by East campus, way too much workout equipment to get to in one reasonable session and above all, the cheapest price of all its competitors in East Lansing, and you get Powerhouse Gym. Before anything, the biggest foreseeable problem might be an annoying line, especially around the horizontal benches and cardio machines during peak hours, but the tradeoff is a minimum of $160 in savings that would’ve gone to the other gyms. The gym has all the aforementioned amenities including personal trainers, classes and then some. $299 calendar year Parking: Yes

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Anytime Fitness Ideal for the residents of the nearby Chandler’s Crossings complexes or anyone willing to make the drive, Anytime Fitness is the other 24/7 gym in East Lansing. Anytime Fitness’ membership features almost mirror Snap’s, with classes and personal fitness options. At Anytime, it’s clear that any muscle group can be covered with the right utilization of the free weights and equipment available.


$35 month $420 calendar year Parking: Yes

Snap Fitness PHOTO

Located in the middle of Downtown East Lansing, Snap Fitness may scare you away with its membership price. Snap takes the cake at a yearly membership of $480. At that price, one would hope that the gym has stocked its weight room with tons of resources to get fit. However, unfortunately, management hasn’t yet installed the basic rack of fixed E-Z-curl bars, reflecting how it could possibly be too small and/or unequipped for some particular workouts. On the plus side, the gym is open 24/7 to members with access cards. Personal training as well as classes also comes with a membership. $40 month $480 calendar year Parking: East Lansing Public/Metered parking 2 August 29, 2011

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