Save a $1,000 Day 19: Get Fit For Cheap (or Free)

grannyThe average American monthly gym membership cost is $55 ($660 a year), but an incredible 67% of people with memberships never darken the door of their gym. Cancel the costly club fees and still get fit by going with one of these alternatives.

Go back to school

Most colleges have a gym that’s free to use if you’re a student. Most colleges also have classes you can take for $35 a semester. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Sign up for that Advanced Underwater Basket Weaving class and get your workout on for ultra cheap.

Workout for free

Contrary to popular belief, exercise does not have to be done in the presence of sweaty, grunting pituitary cases in dimly lit warehouses. There are plenty of exercises that require no equipment at all. Check out youtube for plenty of how-to videos or, if you’re more adventurous, check out Cross Fit exercises that require no equipment and you’ll be doing burpees, planking, and sumo squatting in no time.

Potential Monthly Savings: $15 – $75

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