Alternatives To Expensive Gym Memberships
I would venture to say that gym memberships are easily one of the biggest wastes of money for most people. If people were to calculate the cost per visit to the gym, it would be outrageous and they would likely cancel their membership. I’ve recently come to the conclusion and cancelled my Y membership, saving approximately $75 per month. Let’s look at some alternatives to this spending.
A Regular, Healthy Lifestyle
Americans typically live in extremes. We’re either slobs who get zero exercise and eat like crap or we go on a health binge and kill ourselves in the gym. If we could find something in the middle and then do it consistently, we’d be better off. This might mean pushups and a few jogs a week. Or maybe it means taking the stairs each morning rather than the elevator as you go 10 floors up to your floor in the office building. Find the little ways to get your heart rate up during the week, then eat some actual nutrition in your diet.
You can easily get some good home gym equipment off Craigslist these days. Clear out some space in your garage and put some basic equipment in there. Then, get rid of the gym membership. You really don’t need equipment, however. You can stick to pushups, situps, lunges, and a lil running in my opinion.
What do you pay for your gym membership? How many times do you go each month?