how much do you spend on fitness??

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1283 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Baton Rouge, LA

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
5242 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
1926 posts
Buzzing bee

$0! I walk at least 3 miles a day to and from my classes. 

Post # 6
1003 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I spend $124 a month to go to a hot yoga studio that also offers spinning.

Post # 7
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@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 # 9
3210 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@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
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@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
8590 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

$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
506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@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 # 15
3765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

$40/month gym membership

Post # 16
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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.

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