Progress Fitness Center has a passion for fitness, wellness, community and fun – and we want you to be part of it! We specialize in extraordinary services such as personal training, small group training (G-fit), group fitness classes, massage therapy, and child watch.
We have membership plans and payment schedules to suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for an individual membership, family plan or student rate, we’re sure we have a package that’s right for you! Ask for about Gold and Platinum memberships! Call 978-649-5900 or visit Progress for more details.
Here is a sample of what we have to offer:
Everyone here at Progress Fitness Center is happy to answer any of your questions. Just call, email or ask us when you’re at the club. But for answers to some common questions, just click on any topic below to learn more.
Q. Can I suspend (freeze) my membership?
Yes you can. Progress Fitness Center has a flexible and easy freeze policy. You can freeze your membership for medical or non-medical reasons. All freezes are in 30 day increments and cost $5.00 for each month you are on freeze. All freezes must be submitted with a start and end date. Medical freezes can start the day that you ask for it if accompanied by a doctor’s note. You can bring the note in or have it faxed to the club. Non-medical freezes are a maximum of 3 months per year. They do not have to be consecutive but must be in 30 day blocks. College and high school students are exempt from the three month maximum rule. If your membership is based on a contract fulfillment or anniversary date, this date will get extended to accommodate the length of this medical/other freeze. If you have any questions you can ask any fitness consultant.
Q. Can Progress bill purchases at the club directly to a membership account?
Yes, if you are a monthly dues member, you can authorize Progress Fitness Center to bill club expenditures like personal training, child watch cards, Juice Bar drinks, water, etc. to your monthly electronic payment. We have a very simple In House Charge Account form that you can fill out. The Member Services Desk Staff can help you with this. It typically takes less than 2 minutes to complete the form and get you started.
Q. I have a new billing account. What do I do?
Simple. We have a form that you can fill out with your new information that you can get at the Member Service Desk, or you can call it in and we’ll take care of it. In order to get your billing changed for that month’s charges, we recommend getting the information to us by the 10th of the month. Most times, this will be sufficient to get the changes into the database in time.
Q. Who qualifies for family rates?
Family add-on discounts apply to a spouse, domestic partner or children up to 22 year old living in the same household. Older children may qualify if they are full-time college students.
Q. What is the minimum age to join Progress Fitness Center?
Our minimum joining age is 12. Any member under the age of 15 must be at the club with a parent or guardian or an adult specified by a parent. Children ages 12-13 must first go through a discounted 10 session personal training program prior to them being allowed to use the club without professional guidance. This program is designed to get them off to a safe start and to ensure that their activities at Progress Fitness Center are in line with their age and physical development.
Any member under the age of 18 must have a parental consent form signed prior to their membership becoming active. Any member under the age of 18, who is using someone else’s account for their dues must have that person either sign the membership agreement or give us a letter stating that it is ok to have dues taken from their account.
Q. Does Progress Fitness Center give discounts for health insurance?
Your insurer may tell you they give discounts on gym memberships. These can be very misleading claims. What many of the HMOs really mean is that some clubs give discounts because of the insurance that you have but the insurer does not provide the discount, the club does. We do not do that. We feel strongly that it’s unfair to the club and it’s unfair to those who have other insurance carriers. What we do is provide the data needed for employers and carriers who provide a health club rebate directly to the member. As an example, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts gives $150 a year to its subscribers for health club membership. Fallon Community Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim have similar incentives. You can request receipts for your insurance reimbursement at the Member Services Desk.
Q. Does Progress Fitness Center offer student memberships?
We have many student members at Progress Fitness Center and have made an effort to accommodate their schedules. We understand that college students are not in the area for much of the year and high school students are involved in activities that make it virtually impossible for them to use the club for long periods of time. As a result, students may freeze their membership for as many months as they need. We still require a 30 day notice and a $5.00/month service charge.
We have two types of students members–full-time and seasonal:
Full time student members who pre-pay or pay monthly can lock & freeze memberships when the club will not be used for an extended period of time. They get to use the club for $8.00 a day if they are home for the weekend or simply want to use it once or twice during a break. This is by far the most cost effective way to have a membership.
Seasonal members are those college or boarding school students who purchase short term memberships at Christmas and during the summer. This requires no maintenance of their memberships but eliminates them from the low cost day fees the rest of the year. In the long run this is more expensive.
Q. How do I activate a pass?
In order to use a free pass it must first be “activated”. The process is simple. A guest comes into the club, a Fitness Consultant will then show him or her around the club and go over membership opportunities and incentives. If a guest comes into the club when there is no consultant available, we will typically let you work out that day, but you will not get the pass for the remainder of the time without seeing a consultant or without speaking to one on the phone. You only get to use a pass once. Former members or past guests are not eligible to use guest passes. If a potential guest applies for a pass on-line, we will either call or e-mail to set up an appointment to activate the pass.
Q. Can I bring guests from out of town to Progress Fitness Center?
Guests are welcome at Progress Fitness Center. Our day fee is $15.00. We require all non-members to have some form of photo ID for security reasons and to sign a waiver. We keep the ID at the front desk while the person is using the facility and return it when he or she leaves.
Q. How do I cancel my membership?
Unfortunately there may come a time when you have to cancel your membership. We have a simple and straightforward policy. We accept cancellations at the club, via fax or via e-mail. This is done primarily to ensure that the cancellations are handled properly and to reduce the risk of one getting lost. To avoid additional charges, cancellations must be requested before the first of the month. Cancellations submitted by email should be addressed to email@example.com.