Due to the high demand for memberships due to New Year’s resolutions, gyms tend to charge higher prices in January. You will get a better offer in February, says Ramhold. Pay even less by taking advantage of discounts included in your benefits, such as: B. Silver Sneakers, available through some Medicare Advantage plans.
Think carefully before purchasing exercise equipment
Want to do strengthening exercises without spending hundreds of dollars on weights? Purchasing a set of resistance bands is a cost-effective alternative that also allows you to get a comprehensive workout. If you want to buy larger equipment like a treadmill or exercise bike, check out sites like Craigslist, OfferUp, or Facebook Marketplace, where your neighbors can have used equipment for sale for much less money than you would pay in stores. “There are a lot of people who buy exercise equipment and don’t use it,” says Lorraine C. Ladish, a certified yoga instructor and fitness influencer for people over 50. “You can often find used equipment in perfect condition.”
Join your favorite sporting goods store’s loyalty club
Although it’s rarely necessary to purchase gym clothes for certain activities, a new outfit can provide extra motivation. Activewear store rewards programs can give you access to exclusive offers and discounts on merchandise. Some stores like Athleta, Reebok, and Nike may also offer access to community fitness events and classes.