5 Tips to Save on Your Gym Membership

One of the top reasons why people skip on going to gym is its expensive membership fees.

According to StatisticBrain.com, the average monthly cost of a gym membership is $58.  Sadly, the average number of times a member will go to the gym is only twice every week, and the amount of gym membership money that goes to waste from underutilization is $39. Those are crazy figures, don’t you think?

I, myself, am guilty of that.  Now, I can personally say that going to the gym is a complete waste of money for me.  But that’s not the case for most of you.  What didn’t work for me doesn’t mean it won’t work for you too.    So I’m not here to write about why you should quit going to the gym.  Instead, today’s blog post will talk about a few ways on how you can SAVE on your gym membership.

1. Max out your free trials.

Most fitness facilities offer a free trial so why not take advantage of this and sign up for a few places near your home or office.  By doing this, you can get the feel for each facility before deciding on which gym you want to commit to.

2. Shop around for the best deal.

Don’t just settle for the “nearest” or the “best.”  If you really want to save on your gym membership, it’s best to look for the best deals like those that won’t require to you to pay initiation and other miscellaneous fees.

3. Consider your local community centers.

If you live near one, your community centers offer a variety of fitness and recreational facilities in one roof.  It’s a lot cheaper too than those exclusive gym facilities.

4. Check if you can get reimbursements from your insurance.

A lot of health insurance companies offer discounts and reimbursements on gym membership costs.  So check with your health insurance provider and see their policies first before you sign up.  You might just save more money if you do so.

5. Make sure you use the membership you paid for.

Most importantly, make sure that you really make the most out of your gym membership fees.  Don’t be one of those people who pour their money down the drain from underutilization.  Use the membership you’re paying for!

About Toni Marie

Toni is a regular contributing author on Guest Money Blog. In addition to writing about money topics, she also likes to write about relationships and health.
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