Going to the gym takes a lot more than just blood, sweat, and tears. The extra effort you have to give to get out of your couch, dress up, and drive all the way to the gym almost costs us a lot more than what we sow. And speaking of costs, going to the gym is not a walk to the park. It is definitely costly and it will definitely drain not only your energy but also your wallet. But just because you’re in a tight spot doesn’t mean you have to quit gym altogether. Surely there are some ways you can save some extra bucks. Here are a few money saving tips when going to the gym.
Buy equipment when it’s not exercise season.
A lot of people exercise to look good in their bikinis and board shorts during the summer. It would definitely be logical to buy clothes, gear, and equipment during the end of the busy exercising season like after summer or during the cold winter when no one wants to get out of the house.
Take advantage of coupons.
It really depends on the timing. Memberships are always handed out during the beginning of the year and the beginning of the months because it is when people have a new mindset and they want to exercise. Some may even going to the gym as their new years resolution. During the end of the month, there aren’t a lot of customers because some might have already stopped by then. Join the gym when they’re desperate for customers. You’ll find out that they have much better offers.
Don’t settle for what’s closest to you.
Yes it may save a few gas money, but that’s only an excuse of you not wanting to drive too far. There is definitely a possibility that other gyms have better membership offers, maybe even a to more cheaper than what you already have. You don’t necessarily have to be loyal to your gym. If money is a problem, then moving on to another more cheaper is an option you should consider.
Make sure that you are sure of the agreement.
Once you sign off on that contract, you’re set for however long it’s stated on the contract, no matter how unhappy you are with the facilities. You need to talk it through with the employee and make sure that you get what you want in terms of contract issues. If you blindly just sign it, you won’t be able to take it back and your wallet will be drained whether you go or not.