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Social Workout points us to a tragic tale from blogger Buns of Steal, a law school student who's trying to cadge a year of free workouts through gym coupons. The plan was going swimmingly until she got sloppy at the Columbus Circle Equinox. When she gave the receptionist her email address, the computer system revealed that she'd already used her free trial at a location uptown. A manager was summoned to chastise her, and that's when things really started to go downhill:
"OK, you know what our locations offer, why don't you just commit?"
"Well," I say truthfully, "It's the money."
Here I'm expecting a student discount, a price breakdown, a sale... but nothing prepares me from what comes out of his mouth next: "Well, maybe you just can't afford it. Equinox isn't for everyone, you know."Now, it's not like our blogger friend has the moral high ground here, but surely there's a better way to justify Equinox's high prices. Then again, at least he was honest?
· What It Feels Like to Get Caught Double-Dipping at Equinox [Social Workout]
· BUSTED! Equinox: 1, Gymhopper: 0 [Buns of Steal]