The is a post in a blog series I’m writing called “Microsoftie Perks – Why I love working at Microsoft“
All Microsofties get a free gym membership to a couple of local gyms. We could instead choose to get cash if we don’t want to use one of the participating gyms or if we live outside of the area.
I personally think they picked the best gyms in the area: PRO Club and Columbia Athletic Clubs because they both have great equipment, spas, pools and lots of classes. I’m on a running program right now so I selected to get the cash, but will likely pick back up again next year.
Free gym membership is a great Microsoftie perk! Especially considering that the monthly membership fees for the participating gyms are usually ~$80+.