How much do you spend on fitness?

posted 6 days ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

I used to CrossFit and it wasn’t until my health/work kept me from going regularly (thereby wasting my money every month) did I think it wasn’t worth it. If it’s an exercise you’re actually going to do, and you can afford it, then don’t feel bad about spending the money – your health is worth it. 

FWIW, when the pandemic hit, I thought it through and decided to cancel my relatively cheap gym (non-CrossFit) membership and bought myself a squat rack and weight set for the garage. Financially, it didn’t make much sense, as it would’ve taken years of a gym membership to equal out the cost of the weight equipment. But, I’m actually exercising far more than I did before, bc it’s so much more convenient to fit it in, so all in all, it was worth spending the extra money for me. 

Post # 3
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Worker bee

I have a subscription to Beach Body on Demand and to Les Mills. Between those two there are hundreds of high quality workouts to choose from so I don’t feel like I need to do a gym membership anymore, and I don’t get bored because you can choose from so many styles of workouts.  Many don’t require any equipment but I also spent about $100 on a few sets of dumbbells.  Those two subscriptions combined are about $20/month.  And I also regularly jog outside which is free!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I have a subscription to Beachbody on Demand so that’s around $100/year. I also purchase some of their shakes, so that costs more but that is really under “nutrition.” Sometimes I will purchase a new program when it comes out–$40 maybe twice a year. I have enough weights that I don’t need to buy more. Sometimes I need a new yoga mat. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Too freaking much! 😅

Before the pandemic I was an avid Orange Theory fan, and went 3-5 times a week, so I had the unlimited plan at $150/month. After getting super lazy in 2020 with no access to OTF, I bought a Peloton, and now pay the monthly fee. My husband and I also just bought a tonal, so there goes another few thousand dollars + the $50/month fee. I also bought a reformer, a set of kettle bells, a bosu ball, and yoga mat + accessories. In total I have purchased about 7k worth of equipment and will pay $90/month in membership fees.  

Dear Lord I better be fit by the end of the year! 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2021 - Mackinac Island, MI

I spend $0 a month and I am a pretty fit person. 

I bought a $75 spin bike on Facebook Marketplace and do free cycle workouts on YouTube with @SpinJunkie. I also run (outside) a lot, which is always free. When I want to exercise with weights I do this with the dumbbells I’ve accumulated throughout the years. I again use YouTube: Heather Robertson, Caroline Girvan, Sydney Cummings, Mr. & Mrs. Muscle, etc. 

I used to do CrossFit and loved the community, but it’s not worth spending money monthly. 

 

Post # 7
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Honey bee

We bought a treadmill in December, but it’s at our cabin, so I can only use it on the weekends.  I try to run outside and now that the weather is nicer I can do that more often, but I do plan to join my running class in the city again.

So I spend around $100/month.

But I don’t think you can put a price tag in your health.  As long as you are using the memberships and can afford it, then who cares!

Post # 8
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Honey bee

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@pnwlove:  $150/month for OTF?!  It’s $350/month where I live!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I’m back at my boutique fitness studio now. It’s a little over $200/mo and worth every dollar to me! It’s my happy place. I even supported them while they were closed even though I hated the online classes (just not my thing!)

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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@sharpshooter:  What??? 😱😱😱  That is insane! I thought $150 was a lot! 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2020

Use to pay for gym membership, now I have a squat rack and bench at home and run/swim (beach nearby) instead.

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I pay $200 a month (x2 if you add in my husband) for 3 days a week with my personal trainer. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I pay $200/month for my Pilates studio and last year I spent $3000 on a reformer. Worth every penny!

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Nothing! I have always exercised for free. Growing up we had a home gym and I have continued that tradition in my own house. I have an elliptical trainer that I got for a few hundred dollars many years ago, plus some small weights that people have given me for free over the years, and some therabands I got from physical therapy many years ago. Other than that, I do exercises that don’t require any equipment. And I definitely don’t buy all that expensive workout clothing, I just wear whatever appropriate clothing I happen to have. 

But that’s all personal preference. I imagine you could do Zumba exercises for free though, probably through YouTube? Peleton sounds fun though! 

Post # 15
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Worker bee

In regards to group classes, I used to spend $150/mo on Corepower pre-COVID. Thought about cancelling and just buying individual classes, though, bc I wanted an actual gym membership. I dunno, I love yoga, but I hate doing it at home since I like the heat+humidity and the communal aspect. I think I had a hard time properly clearing my mind and focusing at home. Too many distractions.

I’d love to have a home gym, but it’s not practical in a small apartment. ):

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