Looking To Kick-start That Get-In-Shape Resolution? Some Tips For Saving On Gym Memberships
How's that new year, new you fitness pledge going?
January, the start of New Year's resolution month, sees a healthy uptick in sign-ups at gyms and specialized studios offering such things as Pilates, kickboxing and yoga. But money-saving expert Andrea Woroch in Bakersfield, California, said recent statistics show 67 per cent of people who join don't use their memberships at all.
With the average monthly fee at $58, that means a potential waste of up to $700 a year or more, she said.
"Gyms across the country see the increase in January and it continues into March as people are still trying to hit that resolution," Woroch said. "Losing weight is the No. 1 resolution. Getting fit is in the top five, but many people really don't know how to get there."
If you're looking to kick-start, save money or can't decide on an approach, Woroch offers these tips: