Have you noticed the price of those boutique studios in your neighborhood getting higher and higher by the day? Some of the popular classes in big cities can run up to $40 per class! Not to mention that the gyms with all the amenities can cost you upwards of $100 a month. If you can splurge, your health is definitely the thing drop a few extra dollars on. But if you can’t swing those gym bills, there are a few options to prevent the gym memberships from ruining your budget.
Take Advantage of New Student Rates
Most boutique fitness studios will have a special rate for first-timers. The goal is to give you a preview of the classes they offer for a short period of time, and a much lower rate than the typical membership. Of course, they hope that you fall in love and keep coming back, but you aren’t obligated to stick with that studio.
If you’re up for switching your workouts from week to week, you can take full advantage of the newbie rates at your favorite studios. This is a great option to scope out workouts that you might not normally try on a regular basis, like aerial yoga or a trampoline cardio class.
Talk to Your Employer
With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (thanks, Obama!) many employers have