aibu to cancel dd gym membership how she is 19 and it is double the price?

(20 Posts)
NoahVale Sun 03-Jul-16 09:51:24

i have cancelled it but i feel bad - she asked me at a bad time, when i was at work, told me the price was now double. i did mention about how she could perhaps just pay weekly.
she is a student and off to university in september.
should i take back m y words simply for the usmmer?
can i even do this

OohMavis Sun 03-Jul-16 09:54:23

Does she not get a reduced rate being a student? I'd recommend she looks into that.

NoahVale Sun 03-Jul-16 09:55:17

good point mavis

ijustwannadance Sun 03-Jul-16 09:56:56

Does she work at all and so could pay the extra herself?
It's a luxury not a necessity. Find a cheaper gym?

RJnomore1 Sun 03-Jul-16 09:57:05

Check student discount then:

Does she use it? How much?
Is there a cheaper local option?
Can you afford it or is it causing financial pressure?

The Aib depends on all of those factors I reckon.

MrsSchulman Sun 03-Jul-16 10:08:16

I would get her to pay the extra for the two months before she goes to university and then stop it and she can maybe go to the gym at university when she's there.

NoahVale Sun 03-Jul-16 10:15:43

i might suggest she pays me in that case,
because so far it comes out via direct debit.
or at least look if there is anythign cheaper

Sallyingforth Sun 03-Jul-16 10:19:09

Isn't there a gym facility at her uni?

bevelino Sun 03-Jul-16 10:22:44

Noah don't feel bad. I will be cancelling dd's gym membership when she leaves for uni as she will want to join a local gym.

razmataz Sun 03-Jul-16 10:23:34

Why can't she pay for it herself? Or join a cheaper gym - there's usually basic ones around that are only £15 or so a month, sometimes even less.

Going to the gym is a luxury, not an essential - it's easy to go for a run or workout at home for free. So no, I don't think you are being unreasonable.

NoahVale Sun 03-Jul-16 10:24:25

it is hard,
because it is cancelled already, due to her age.
but it seems they made a cock up and she may well be ok for another month.
i have rung them,

NoahVale Sun 03-Jul-16 10:24:52

thanks.
indeed. I will suggest she runs,

Magtheridon Sun 03-Jul-16 10:56:25

If she's off to university - she'll probably find the uni has a gym?
I know mine does - and it's really quite cheap! i think if you buy the membership in september - it works out about 90 /100 quid for the full year? and there's classes on etc - also a good way to meet friends!

Or she could look at an alternative gym - i'm in my 20s and my gym cost me £10 a month - there's no swimming pool or sauna but there's alot of gym equipment and classes on

MiaowTheCat Sun 03-Jul-16 11:35:04

If it's like our local one they may well do a flat rate for a couple of months over the summer fixed term one that works out well for her holiday times.

NoahVale Sun 03-Jul-16 12:01:00

yes they probably do mioaw

SalemSaberhagen Sun 03-Jul-16 12:11:55

Why isn't she paying for it herself?

BravingSpring Sun 03-Jul-16 12:18:30

Salem I assume she's just finished sixth form.

Naoko Sun 03-Jul-16 12:29:04

If you can't afford it, fair enough, but if you can I think it's not a great thing to cut back on. It'll only be for a few months until she goes to uni (I think when she does it's reasonable she pay her own membership in her uni town). And this is the exact time in your life it's easy to stop exercising - away from home, out of routine, possibly not eating the best student diet. If paying for the membership keeps her in the habit, I think that'd be a good thing.

madein1995 Sun 03-Jul-16 12:53:23

As a pp said, running is free and healthy - no need to pay for gym membership neccesarily. Her uni gym will likely be a lot cheaper anyway and she can pay for that herself out of her udget

mysteryfairy Sun 03-Jul-16 13:37:48

My DS1 uni gym is about £10 a month. He's just finished second year and both years I paid it as an annual fee in September.

When he's been home we've paid for a v basic little gym - no pool, extra for classes (which he never does anyway), but they charge either £10 or £15 a month, no contract and gives him access to the weights which running is not a substitute for. Look round for something like that as a stop gap?

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