Post # 1
this came up since i spend 150ish on 20 classes.
so it makes it roughly 8 bucks a class.
recently i joined grit but then today looked at my account 280 for one month of it…. aaaaahhh wtf. the other classes are like 150 cheaper and theres more of them. so i just couldnt justify it for (right before christmas) so i decided to stay with my 150 (for bodypump, rpm, piyo, bodycombat) for the 20 classes. i also kind of cheat and have a free code to my companys cheesy gym but they got a treadmill. im not a winter runner so.
i felt so stupid for asking for a refund….. but it just seemed like a lot of money for something i felt i could get for cheaper.
so brought me to ther question. how much do you spend on your fitness?
for all the les mills peeps, was grit worth it? or do you feel like if you stuck with the other classes you would have been fine.
Post # 3
Just this month I started with a small group trainer. I get 3 classes a week (1 hour long, no more than 5 people in a class) for $150/ month. With this fee comes access to the gym he trains out of, plus all of the classes they offer unlimited. So I’m taking Pilates tuesdays & thursdays, and training monday, wednesday & saturday. 5 good workouts for $150/month? I’ll take it!
Post # 4
I spend $40 a month on a gym membership where I have access to any location (over 50 of them) and all the classes I want to go to. I get it so cheap cause I got a corporate plan through my company. I also pay $20 a week for a 2 hour bootcamp..its a bit expensive but I think since I spend so little on my gym membership monthly I’m able to spend more for the bootcamp
Post # 5
$0! I walk at least 3 miles a day to and from my classes.
Post # 6
I spend $124 a month to go to a hot yoga studio that also offers spinning.
Post # 7
@souza_2005: I have a membership at the YMCA and it cost $46 month and I can do unlimited classes. They offer Zumba, yoga/pilates fusion, Body Pump, Body Combat, Water in Motion, and RPM.
To do GRIT at my gym it costs $50 extra a month I think. I don’t do it though because it looks like it would make me lose my lunch!
Post # 8
gosh thats way cheaper then what i get. i might start grit the next cycle but im so bummed that i have to back out. i just really didnt think it was going to be 120 more than my other classes and for a couple classes less. do you feel like that seems right? i just dont know how worth it really is? its only a half hour . plus i feel like body combat is pretty intense and its for an hour! and its cheaper. so idk. i feel torn lol
Post # 9
@souza_2005: I have a really nice gym in my condo complex with a yoga room with private sessions, as well as personal trainers that come on site. You have to pay $10 per yoga session, but the fee for everthing else is built into our HOA.
I also really like classes at studios. I do spynga and pilates, and they tend to be $20/session. I walk about 2-3km a day and cycle daily when its not snowy out. I recently cut my private gym membership because it was $80/month and the group classes just weren’t worth it for me. I’d prefer to go to spynga or a pilates studio instead. Anything else, I could get for free at my home gym.
When paying for fitness classes, I tend to consider:
- Can I get the same result for cheaper elsewhere? If no, then worth it.
- Is this helping me stay motivated and focused on my goals? If yes, then worth it.
- Am I seeing physical (and mental) results? If yes, then worth it.
- If I wasn’t coming to this studio/class, would I really miss it? If yes, then worth it.
- Can I, in good conscience, afford this? If no, then not worth it.
If it’s not worth it, then find something else to stay active. Also, if it’s a private studio, and you really like it there, ask to see if they’ll do some sort of trade. Yoga studios often take volunteers in exchange for monthly class passes, and I don’t see why this model wouldn’t work for other classes.
Post # 10
I pay ~45/ mo for a goodlife membership where I have access to all the les mills classes, except for Grit. I just joined a women’s fitness studio with a groupon. I’ve been doing their pilates fusion classes, but they also offer interval bootcamp as well. I think in the new year I’m going to get a membership which i $110/ 4 weeks for 2 classes per week.This is pricey but the classes are small and the intructor is great. I will also be keeping my goodlife membership so that will put me at $155/ mo!
Post # 11
@souza_2005: I just know that the people that do GRIT keep coming back every month so they must really like it!
Our fitness director had to come up with a business plan to show the Board of the YMCA to get GRIT approved and she came up with an additional $50 a month would cover the cost of the program less how ever much the Board was willing or able to contribute.
I don’t know if this is an option for you but I bought Body Pump from Beach Body and it has like 11 workouts and its presented exactly the way it is in the gym and I like it a lot. They also offer Combat so maybe you could workout with those Les Mills programs at home and can buy less classes at the gym and add GRIT.
Post # 12
I have an elliptical, treadmill, and some workout videos at home. So…$0 at this point. I’m really not into classes though.
Post # 13
$0! I have everthing I need here! Treadmill, recumbent bike, weights, etc. I suppose they were expensive to get in the first place though.
Post # 14
@souza_2005: my husband and I pay about 70 a month for both of our gym memberships. Ican do any classes there for free as well. I just started with a personal trainer though to really kick up my fitness and for that I pay 10 a session. I wouldn’t mind paying for a boot camp pnxe the weather gets warmer!
Post # 16
Right now, nothing. I have a gym in my condo complex and my husband has a full set of weights so I can just lift at home if I want to. But I do want to start going to the Dailey Method which will probably cost about $180 per month.