Fitness is usually a priority for most of us. Gyms are perceived as the most preferred ways of getting active and fit, however are not cheap and can have significant contributions towards breaking the bank. Here are some tips on how to make significant savings on gyms.
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1. Exercise at home
The most obvious way of saving money on gyms is by opting for exercise at home. With a wealth of information available on various exercise styles and regimens on YouTube and other notable websites, as well free magazines and books to be found in libraries, it is as easy as pie to select and get started with a suitable exercise regimen at your home. Further, word of mouth and gym junkie friends can be great aids in uncovering appropriate exercise styles, like yoga and pilates, that can performed from home.
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2. Free fitness pass
Most gyms including Fitness First offer free fitness passes for a duration of 3, 7 or 30 days to promote their services. These are great ways to enjoy gyms and also suss out different gyms in order to nominate the most cost-effective and most resourceful gym. Moreover, becoming members of various groups could score you free gym passes. A prime example is the Premier’s Active Families Challenge in Victoria which bestows upon the member 20 free YMCA gym passes, along with other freebies.
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3. University gyms
As a rule of thumb, university gyms tend to be cheaper than the more professional gyms. Speak to your university gym or just approach a university gym, even if you are not a student, to seek out an inexpensive alternatives.
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4. Yearly or half-yearly memberships
Yearly and half-yearly memberships are usually more cost-effective than casual or monthly gym memberships. Also, when you are conferring your annual and half-yearly membership feel free to haggle and reduce the aggregate fee. You won’t get it unless you ask for it, simple. However, you should only consider this tip should you be committed to continuing your annual or half-yearly memberships and not just let it lapse.