How to Save Money on a Gym Membership
Posted on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 7:00 am
One way to get in shape is to get a gym membership. Many people do this in January as part of their New Year’s resolution. Sometimes, a gym membership can be more expensive than your budget can handle. Here is how to save money on a gym membership.
Ask for a Trial Membership
Not sure if a particular gym is the right one for you? Ask if you can get a trial membership. The cost of a trial membership is typically less than the price of a regular membership. Some gyms will offer people a free trial membership.
A trial membership gives you the opportunity to try out the gym and see what it has to offer. You can use the equipment, the pool, and possibly take some classes. You get the opportunity to see if you fit in with the other gym members, and if the environment is comfortable, before you spend a lot of money.
Ask for a Discount
Does the gym offer a discounted membership fee for people who happen to work at the company you are employed at? It might be worth finding out. Check with the gym, and ask your HR department about it.
You might qualify for other types of discounts. Gyms may offer student discounts, military discounts, teacher discounts, or senior discounts. If you qualify for any of those categories, and can bring an ID that proves it – you can save money on a gym membership.
Wait Until Later
Businesses often have a quota to hit before the end of the month or end of a quarter. Gyms need to make a certain amount of money on memberships. You might get a better deal at the end of the month than you would at the beginning.
Another option is to wait a few months when people give up on their New Year’s resolution to exercise. Gyms may offer nice discounts later in the year to attract new customers.