Hi Stephanie. MSOE does care about making sure that students have access to a swimming pool. However, the cost of providing free Gold's Gym passes is rather significant. A single day pass to Gold's costs $15 for a visit. In order to be sure that students still have access to the pool and other Gold's Gym amenities we have been able to work out a deal with Gold's to get the passes at a reduced cost. It is true that the passes will be $5 this coming year, but that is still a significant savings over the cost of obtaining a standard day pass.
Gold's memberships range in pricing on how one buys in to their program. Currently, a standard month-to-month Gold's membership cost $249, plus $20 a month after that for the limited time of the membership. A one year membership has a buy in of $79 and after that it costs $55 a month for a total cost of $739. One can also buy a two year membership which costs $199 as the starting buy in, and then an additional $20 per month for two years for a total cost of $679. Hopefully this info may help those considering their own memberships.