Fitness Center Membership: Is It Right For Me?

The UW Health Sports Medicine Fitness Center in Madison, Wisconsin has many exercise/physical activity opportunities.
Not sure whether to join the Fitness Center as a member or access its services by participating in one of its classes? Each avenue has its advantages. Use the table below to see which is right for you.
  Full Membership Class Participant 
More time flexibility

More exercise choices

Personalized education

Free appointments with Fitness Center staff

Free initial nutrition consultation

Discounted class fees 

Group social atmosphere
Accountability and motivation
Specificity of training
Limits  N/A
Less flexibility (set days, times and modes)
Limited duration
Set “off dates” 
Fees  See hours and fees  Vary by class 
How to Join  Joining the Fitness Center  Registering for exercise classes