Hello Starport Members – Thank you to all who’ve returned to the Starport Fitness Center. We are delighted to see so many familiar faces back at the facility. For those who haven’t yet been back, we hope to see you soon. The past year has been an experience like no other. We hope you and yours are well.
As of July 1, we’ll begin charging membership fees once again. In an effort to streamline operations we are moving to a new pricing model. Here’s an overview:
- The new monthly membership rate will be $25 per month – which averages out to just 83 cents a day
- We’ll offer discounts for seniors, students, families, and annual memberships
- NASA Alumni League members will receive special annual pricing
- The Strength & Cardio Center, GroupX and the gymnasium will all be available for the one rate
We realize that for some of you this will represent a slight reduction in price but for many it will be a small increase. The reasons for the change are many. The most significant being that in the past fitness center revenue didn’t fully cover expenses. During the shutdown, we reassessed our operating model and made several adjustments. The previous pricing model was complicated and often required additional programming and support from our Business Office staff to correct errors. By simplifying the model we’ll improve efficiency and reduce administrative overhead – which will allow us to dedicate more funding to supporting JSC activities. The $25 price point is also consistent with many area fitness facilities that offer similar amenities.
Our team worked closely with Occupational Health to devise a phased approach to re-opening that aligns with CDC, Agency, Center and industry guidelines. Moving forward, we’ll advocate for the return of indoor GroupX classes and the reopening of the gymnasium as the situation evolves and more is known about moving to Phase 1 and return to onsite work (RTOW). Again as these services resume, they will be available to members for the single $25 price point.
Click here to signup for the memberhship that's best for you! Also, if you haven’t already, please check out the Starport App via your app store or by visiting https://nasa.motionvibe.com/ to register and reserve a time to work out today!
We realize the new pricing represents a change so if you have questions or would like to discuss please contact me at Deborah.L.Denton@nasa.gov.
We look forward to seeing you back at Starport Fitness!