How To Stay Fit On A Budget

I love working out and taking different classes like yoga and Pilates, but it can start to cost a pretty penny.  Being fit shouldn’t mean that you have to break the bank.  I personally don’t like signing up for monthly memberships for gyms or niche classes.  However when you don’t sign up for monthly memberships you end up paying for classes that cost $18-$25 per class for drop-in which can become costly over time.   Here are some tips I have learned which allow me to attend classes I like and still be on a budget.  I will say most of the information I am going to share mainly will apply to yoga classes and studios. 

First, most yoga and Pilates studios offer an introductory offer, such as your first week for free or a month of unlimited classes for a low price.  Research the different studios in your area and give them all a try!!!  Secondly look to see if any of the studios offer a “happy hour” or “community class.”  Many studios will offer these classes at discounted prices, usually once a day or a few times a week.  The downside to these classes you are limited to the times they are offered.  Third, many studios offer donation based classes a few times a week.  There is a local studio near my home which offers 3 donations classes every week and my favorite part is they are offered outdoors at a location near the bay or beach.  Again a downside is you are limited to the times they are offered but you are also able to donate what you have available.  I usually try to donate at least $10 per class. 

Another great tip to find class is to look within any current wellness habits you may have.  For example my San Diego Chiropractor offers a weekly chair yoga class for his patients at no additional charge.  In fact there are many San Diego Chiropractors who offer yoga class, free workshops and day passes to nearby gyms.  The possibilities are endless but you will have to do some research to see what is available in your area.