I’m sure you’ve heard a friend or two complain about the cost of gym membership being prohibitive. It’s true, gyms are expensive, more so if money is already tight. Here are two solutions.
1. Don’t join a gym!
I’m not a gym member. I exercise outside and in my living room. I haven’t been a gym member since January 2012 and that hasn’t been a problem for my maintaining a stable weight.
On very cold days I wear three layers on my top half, a head scarf and even gloves to jog outside. And unless there’s snow or it’s raining cycling is tolerable even during winter.
For resistance training get a DVD or find a fitness channel and record your favourite fitness trainer. I recorded a few work outs on my TV so I haven’t spent a dime on DVDs.
2. Join a gym in a low income area
If you live in a ‘posh’ area the gyms will cost more, look at prices in neighbouring, lower income areas, you might be surprised. I know a gym near me that’s HALF the price of another gym just five minutes away.
How about getting a treadmill?
If you thinking buying a treadmill or exercise bike will, in the long run, be more cost-efficient than gym membership, make sure this is actually true.
I once bought a very expensive treadmill convinced I’d use it daily. As it turned out, I used it daily for about a week and then hardly ever after that. By the time I sold it 18 months later I’d used it less than 15 times! That’s ridiculous, I hear you say, I know but when I bought it I was 100% sure it would be given good use.
You’d think I learnt my lesson after that time but oh no, it took a few more similarly expensive experiments before I learnt my lesson. Now, I only own weights, a mat and a rubber balls. They were cheap so their lack of use doesn’t bother me too much.
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