Just this past weekend I joined 'Power House' gym with my aunt. I don't know if they have them anywhere near you - but the price was right - and the people were friendly.
There was no one there waiting to 'sell' me a membership. When we asked them about the gym - the gentleman explained a lot of the equipment to us, and when we asked him about the prices, he simply pointed to a sheet, that stated what they offered.
We went for our first workout yesterday and I couldn't have been happier. I thought that the gym was going to be all "buff" people - but once in there - I realized they were just normal people like me!
Good luck in your search for a fitness center!