(GivenUs.com) – Have you finally decided to get healthy and fulfill your New Year’s resolution? Signing up for a gym membership may be on your priority list — but is it just a big, fat waste of money? After seeing this video, I may hold off.
They make it hard to cancel your membership. Most gym memberships are multi-tiered. This means they may entice you with a confusing array of packages and “money-saving” prepaid deals. You may be tempted to not commit and just sign up for a monthly payment deduction, but this might not be the best choice either. There are often hidden fees involved, making it much more costly than paying upfront for an annual membership.
Let’s face it, will you go every day? One of the biggest wastes of money comes when you pay for a gym membership then don’t go as often as you like (or not all). It may have something to do with lacking motivation, or life itself getting the way, but most people don’t end up getting their money’s worth. In fact, around 80% of people who join a gym in the new year give up after just 5 months.
You can get the same results for free. Well, almost free. Incorporate more physical activity in your life by:
- Parking farther away from your destination.
- Walking the park or mall on your lunch hour.
- Using YouTube or accessing other free online fitness videos.
- Scouring the local online marketplace for free or low-cost exercise equipment.
This will save you the annual cost of renewing a gym membership.
Going to the gym can be a great choice for people already committed to a fitness regimen, but for most of us, it’s often a big waste of money. It’s pretty simple: Go and get your money’s worth or find another way to stay in shape. Either way, it’s important to get healthy and live your best life.
Here’s to Your Success!
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