So you've resolved to join a gym. Good for you! But how do you choose which is right for you? Here are the essential facts.

GymAddressFeesSpecial EquipmentClasses OfferedDaycare
24 Hour Fitness1210 NW Johnson St.; 4121 NE Halsey St.; 1407 SW 4th Ave.; initiation; $36 per month.Open 24 hours. 25-meter lap pool, wet/dry sauna, jacuzzi, cycling (at the Pearl location).Spin, Zumba, yoga, Pilates, hip-hop.$20 unlimited per month or $4 for two hours.
Alameda Fitness4016 NE Fremont St.,$54 per month flat dues, no initiation fee.None. Yoga, Pilates, ballet for kids and youth, TRX, “Hot Mommas.”None.
Cascade Athletic Club9260 SE Stark St.,$75 initiation fee, waived with a 15-month contract. $47 monthly.Pool, wet/dry sauna.Yoga, Pilates, spin.$20 per month for unlimited care.
East/West Side Athletic Club4606 SE Boardman Ave.; other locations in Clackamas and Milwaukie,$50 initiation (average, depending on package). $50 monthly dues.Pool, racquetball.Aqua, Zumba, Group Power, TRX, Pilates, group swim.$2.50 per hour.
Empower Fitness1127 SW Morrison St.,$35 initiation fee. $25 monthly dues. You must attend 8 times per month or incur a $50 charge.Climbing wall, TRX training, yoga and Pilates studio, boot-camp studio.Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, cycling.None.
The Green Microgym1237 NE Alberta St., 828 SE 34th Ave., 7703 SE 13th Ave.,$100 initiation fee, $40 monthly dues.iPads on the elliptical machines. All the equipment contain generators that provide power to the gym.Yoga, Pilates, spin, boot camp.None.
LA Fitness1270 NE Weidler St.; 1400 NW Northrup St.; 4140 SE 82nd Ave., and other locations,$35 monthly dues.Saltwater pool, jacuzzi, wet/dry sauna (at the Pearl location).Yoga, Pilates, spin.$10 per month unlimited.
Lloyd Athletic Club815 NE Halsey St.,$15 initiation, $44 monthly dues.Racquetball and squash courts, steam room, wet/dry sauna, hot tub.Yoga, Pilates, spin.None.
Me Fitness4943 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,$99 initiation fee, waived with a 12-month contract. $40 monthly for 24-hour access.Yoga studio.Yoga, Pilates, spin, tai chi, Zumba.None.
Portland Parks & Rec Community Centers77 NE Knott St., 5530 SE 72nd Ave., 9009 N Foss Ave., 740 SE 106th Ave. and 6820 SW 45th Ave.$17-$33 monthly, varying by location.Basketball courts, climbing walls, swimming pools.Everything from aerobic dance to Zumba. Boxing! ToneZone! Seven flavors of yoga! Ballet!Varies, see