I moved to Las Vegas a year and a half ago and my hubby bought me a 3 year Gym membership at our local 24 hour fitness. I joined because I love going to group exercises classes, for the most part cycling. They told us when I joined the classes were included and there were plenty of them. While I understand that there are only so many bikes in the Spin Room thus only so many people can attend there is currently a huge "supply and demand problem" with cycling at my gym. Last summer they started this system where you pay $1.00 per class and you could sign up ahead of time. There were 30 slots in the class and only 15 could be reserved the remaining would be given out an hour before the class on a first come first serve basis. Those of us who were regulars signed up and the remaining folks filled in and came when the wanted. If all the spots were filled when I went to sign up usually getting there an 45 min to an hour before a class I could get in. I was out of town on business for a good part of the early winter and when I came back I went to sign up for classes on Jan 4th. I was told that sign ups are now on the last day of the month and begin at 7am. They said all the weekend classes were FULL and that if I wanted to get in I had to show up an hour and a half before and stand on line by the front desk. They weren't kidding! Sign up was today and I was at the the Gym at 5:45am in line waiting to sign up and get classes. By the time they started there were at least 30 people in line. I paid $21.00 to guarentee my spot in 4-5 classes a week. While I understand the problem I think its crazy that I am now going to be dishing out another $240.00 a year to go to classes that were supposed to be included in the price of my membership let alone the fact that I have to get up at 5am to do it. People are starting to get really annoyed no one understands why they don't just add another class or two on Saturday and Sunday mornings (weekdays aren't as much of a problem). The woman who was taking everyone's money today was telling everyone new bikes have been ordered (they are getting old and breaking thus allowing for less space in classes) and there are going to be 40 in the room when the new ones arrive which would help solve the problem. I happen to know she is not telling the truth as I discussed the problem with the assistant to the regional manager last week and she said that no more bikes can be added as fire code will only allow 30 in the room unless they do some minor construction. I would go to another gym but this is the closest to my home (and its about a 15 min drive) and I love the instructors. My husband says we should all organize ourselves write a letter and sign a petition but I am not sure it will help. I am overreacting??? Any suggestions.