Save on Memberships to Fitness Centers

Staff and faculty receive discount rates to gyms

Kathryn Williford with sons, Logan, left, and Cole. Photo by Jack Frederick.

Using the “Duke Fitness Club” discount through LIVE FOR LIFE, Duke’s employee wellness program, staff and faculty save on memberships to fitness facilities, including O2 Fitness, YMCA of the Triangle, Life Time Fitness, and more. Campus facilities such as Wilson and Brodie and the Duke Health & Fitness Center are part of the program, too.

“One of the big benefits is that there are so many options for gyms people can join,” said Stacy Rankin, LIVE FOR LIFE’s fitness program manager. “No matter where you live in the local area, you’re going to have a gym close by through Duke Fitness Club, so it’s definitely convenient.”

In addition, all employees save on Wellbeats, which costs $5 per month. The on-demand fitness provider has nearly 300 online classes that range from one to 50 minutes. Classes are divided into 22 channels including circuit and strength training, yoga, Pilates and more.

LIVE FOR LIFE manages the enrollment process to Wellbeats and facilitics in the program. Once you join,
LIVE FOR LIFE coordinates convenient and secure payroll deduction for membership fees, which vary depending on the facility.

Williford, like all staff and faculty who join a branch in the YMCA of the Triangle, received a waived enrollment fee for membership.

About a year ago, Williford started working with a personal trainer for an extra fee at the A.E. Finley YMCA
to help her strengthen muscles and lessen knee and lower back pain. She has gained body strength and settled into a fitness routine.

“It’s really helped my confidence level walking into the gym,” Williford said. “Even if I’m going on my own, I know what to do and how to work the machines and focus on different muscle groups.”

Learn about Duke Fitness Club at or call 919-684-3136, select option 1.

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