How much do you spend on fitness?

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Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2021

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@ashleyroo:  $0.  In the past 4 months I have gotten back on the fitness train after spending 2020 turning in to a potato.

I use free Youtube trainer videos (Joanna Soh) & outdoor walking. I use my old yoga mat (12 + years old) and old hand weights.  I did treat myself to a new workout top from Old Navy for $15. I used to buy waaaaay too many pairs of shoes so a newer pair has been dedicated to my indoor trainer workouts.

 

Post # 32
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2016

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@krm1984:  Honestly same!  I was a total gym rat and HATED working out at home, but now it is so convenient, I can’t even imagine schlepping 30 min in traffic each way to go.  Our gym looked like it was taking precautions, but being pregnant, I just haven’t wanted to risk it.  I’m guessing it’ll be a lot easier to workout at home with a baby anyway, so win win!

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee

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@missinthecity:  Yes!!  It was really hard for us because my husband actually coached the 6am class and we pretty much got the run of the gym which was nice, and he had gone there for years and we THOUGHT we loved the community.  But when we saw how they were handling the pandemic and basically taking ZERO precautions (no masks, no distancing, no temp checks, maybe just a workout or two outside) I had to convince him that it was better not to go at least for a while.  I think they even had a party when things were really bad and I was like “Ok, that’s it.”  When we stopped going and he saw how nice it was not to have 40 mins. of driving added into his morning and to be able to do the workout he actually wanted to do instead of whatever ridiculousness was programmed, he was sold.  

Add in the bonus of not paying so frigging much per month!!

Post # 34
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2016

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@krm1984:  Oh hell no!!!  I definitely wouldn’t have been down for that kind of lax pandemic behavior either.  The cost savings have been wonderful, though part of me still misses going. 

Post # 35
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Busy bee

Zilch. 

Running/walking/hiking outside: $0

Weight lifting/planking/squats inside: $0

Yoga podcasts/Youtube channels: $0 (well, a fraction of the price of internet for the entire household, but I’m not sure how much that actually end up being….)

I tend to save my money for the times when I absolutely need outside help managing my body. PT and acupuncture aren’t cheap. 

 

Post # 36
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Bee Keeper

My gym was unsanitary even pre covid so I let the membership lapse so I can’t imagine ever going back.  I was paying for yoga studio packages that were about $15-$20 per session.  So that was expensive and due to that was periodic instead of regular.  I’m still trying to find my new routine still. 

Post # 37
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Bumble bee

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@ashleyroo:  I pay $100 per year for Beachbody on Demand, and then I’ve bought some dumb bells here and there. So not much. It’s all I need though. I’m doing Morning Meltdown 100 currently and I’ve built a lot of muscle. 

Post # 38
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Bumble bee

I’m so jealous to those who can exercise at home. I’ve tried so many time but it really is not for me. I need to leave the house to get anything out of the exercise. During the pandemic I was okish with going to the park and exercising  there but online classes or independent training at home, no way. My bf talks about getting a home gym (that I’m doubtful about him using) and I’ve told him he is free to do that but I know I won’t get anything done there.

Irony is that I’m a physio and I bang on about how its so easy to do excercise at home to my patients 😅

Post # 39
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Busy bee

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@rez123:  I feel you. That’s why I caved and bought a stationary bike. I just cannot self motivate. I try to throw in some body weight stuff at home (squats and pushups while I’m watching TV, mostly), but it’s so hard. Even at the gym I struggle without instruction. I’m very good at following orders, very bad at self motivating. 

Post # 40
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Busy bee

About $20/month. Once COVID hit I got a subscription to Alomoves which has videos for Yoga, barre, HIIT and Pilates. (I only really do the yoga ones.) 

I get bored verrry easily an it has a ton of variety in terms of difficulty, intensity, type/focus, and instructor, which really helps! I can do all kinds of weird inversions and the splits now and am in the best shape I’ve been in in years. 

I don’t think I’ll ever go back to the gym to be honest. It’s way too convenient and affordable to do things online. 

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

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@ashleyroo:  $17.81 per week for my gym membership. Plus a refresh of my gym wardrobe once every 12-18 months (not expensive stuff – usually just from my local Kmart in Australia)

I have previously lived in an apartment where they had a fully equipped gym, so at the time I cancelled my gym membership. But then I quickly realised exercise is a total psychological game. i.e. if the gym was too close to home, I would always find a reason to not go. So I rarely went to the free gym. 

It was the act of getting up early, packing a bag, and factoring my gym workout into my commute that actually set in stone the habit of going. It’s weird. 

Anyway. You didn’t ask for a ramble, lol. 

Short answer = $17.81 per week for gym membership + ~$150 for clothing & $200 for shoes every 12-18 months. 

Post # 42
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Depends on how far you define “spend”. I run outside and leave from my house so there’s no petrol cost there.

I buy new running clothes once every 2 years. If I do a fun run and they give us shirts, that’s my new running shirt!

So 2 fun runs a year (21km) = $150/year

My trusty NB880 shoes I buy on sale once every two years: $75/year

New shorts and socks once every two years: $40/year

 

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