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Tips to Choose the Gym Membership That’s Best for Your 2024 Fitness Resolutions

28 December 2023

Many people decide that the commitment of joining a gym or fitness studio will get them moving, especially at the start of a new year. If you are thinking of joining a club, know upfront that the fitness industry thrives on good intentions. Most people who join gyms stop using them after only a few months. Because many clubs charge nonrefundable initiation fees, you can waste a lot of money if you quit.

If you don’t exercise regularly, or want to increase your fitness regimen, first formulate a plan. Your plan should include realistic fitness goals, a list of exercises for achieving those goals, a schedule, and a list of reasons to keep you motivated.

Consider alternatives to gyms. Most people can save money and meet all their fitness and recreation needs without joining private fitness clubs. The pandemic forced much of the fitness industry online, where you can find live and recorded classes and training sessions. Most fitness apps cost $13 to $30 a month. If you’re OK with less structure, there are thousands of free online workout videos available for less money than a traditional gym membership.

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