Tracy, my partner, has said goodbye to her long-standing Esporta health club membership. She and her work colleagues have just been put on a short working week as the recession starts to bite. It’s a shame as she has enjoyed the club for many years. The £83 monthly fee won’t all be saved as some of it will be invested in an alternative lower priced club. So, the shift from premium to lower cost clubs continues (at least in one household).