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If you can't afford or don't want to use a gym,
then workout at home.

However, pretend you are going to the gym, set a time, then "pay your entrance fee"., even if it is just a $1
Do this for a month, and then at the end of the month use the fees collected to reward yourself.

- Submitted by LIZZY63 10/12/2010 in Exercise | 44 Comments
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CRISCF 2/26/2013 10:27:00 AM

    What a fantastic idea! Going home today to find a "gym fees" jar to save the money in.
ROZEEROZ1 2/27/2013 12:45:00 AM

    neat idea
LEANMEAN2 11/18/2013 5:37:00 AM

    good idea.
AMBER461 11/14/2013 9:24:00 PM

    Great idea, love it, I have to start putting aside some money.
PROPMAN1 11/14/2013 2:03:00 PM

    Good idea. . emoticon
FOREVERFITCHICK 11/14/2013 11:01:00 AM

    Love the idea! Keeps me accountable and gets me those new workout clothes I want.
DELLMEL 11/14/2013 2:56:00 AM

    Love this idea.
BANNERMAN 11/14/2013 12:53:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing.
LCRUMLEY81 11/13/2013 1:30:00 PM

    great idea
LESLIESENIOR 11/13/2013 11:31:00 AM

    Brilliant idea!!!
FRAN0426 4/23/2013 3:13:00 PM

    What a super idea
MONTREAL12 3/10/2013 6:23:00 PM

    Great idea! emoticon
MITCHARVEY 3/1/2013 10:18:00 AM

    emoticon
CANDOIT54 2/28/2013 3:38:00 PM

    emoticon idea!!
LEANMEAN2 2/28/2013 7:22:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
LEMON2012 2/27/2013 7:46:00 PM

    emoticon
BLONDIE218145 2/27/2013 11:58:00 AM

    Just might start this March 1... Then double it until I contribute for January and February...thanks!! emoticon
PENNYPACKER3 2/26/2013 9:17:00 PM

    great idea. I am going to doit!
GINGERVISTA 2/26/2013 8:44:00 PM

    LOVE this idea!!!
SKYVALLEYGAL 2/26/2013 6:11:00 PM

    This is probably one of the most motivating ideas I've seen in a long time! emoticon
EASTENDCLAM 2/26/2013 5:50:00 PM

    Love it! I did something similar when quitting smoking. I put the money in a jar nightly of what I would have spent on cigs that day. Green was the first thing I saw every morning. Amazing how it added up.
AMANDACOETZER 2/26/2013 4:35:00 PM

    GREAT IDEA!
NITA-BERRY 2/26/2013 1:57:00 PM

    That is the coolest idea. This is definitely a keeper for my routines. emoticon
BUMPS2 2/26/2013 1:31:00 PM

    I like this kind of motivation...
TINKSTREASURES 2/26/2013 9:53:00 AM

    LOVE this idea!!!! What a great motivator to work out at home!!!!
HAPPYMOM8 2/26/2013 9:52:00 AM

    LOVE THIS IDEA. WILL START TODAY. I HAVE BEEN WANTING A PRETTY TEA POT FOR MY MORNING TEA. WHEN I DO PURCHASE IT I WILL KNOW I "EARNED" IT :)
PAT
PROUDGRAMMA 2/26/2013 9:50:00 AM

    Love it! emoticon
JMSA67 2/26/2013 9:33:00 AM

    Great idea! Thanks!
MSDELISLE 2/26/2013 9:26:00 AM

    Great idea! I have a membership to the YMCA and go there a few times a week but I think I will use this idea when I voluntarily exercise at home on my stationary bike or when doing aerobic videos.
AWOOD1973 2/26/2013 9:22:00 AM

    I sooooo love this idea! Thank you!!! emoticon
TINYLIBRA 2/26/2013 9:03:00 AM

    Absolutely awesome idea! I'm all for the reward program but never thought of this! Thx, Tinylibra emoticon
EBONYSOL 2/26/2013 8:47:00 AM

    Costs of gym fee - $5.50 per visit. This idea will really add up. Thanks.
JULIACOLLINS62 2/26/2013 8:38:00 AM

    emoticon
VIRGINIAGIRL91 2/26/2013 8:26:00 AM

    I love this idea! SparkPeople rocks! emoticon
ADELCASALE 2/26/2013 8:00:00 AM

    Great idea!
DASHER68 2/26/2013 7:44:00 AM

    emoticon
WALLPER26 2/26/2013 7:20:00 AM

    Great Idea! emoticon
LCRUMLEY81 2/26/2013 6:43:00 AM

    like it
HUCK132 2/26/2013 6:28:00 AM

    emoticon
DPILLER0 2/26/2013 6:01:00 AM

    I love this idea. It's a great way to save while tracing your progress!
SHANNONY84 2/26/2013 5:57:00 AM

    I love this idea! Thank you the world over!
COTTRELL11 10/12/2010 5:40:00 PM

    Absolutely marvelous idea. I plan to join a gym as a reward for getting to 150 lbs. Until then I will do this. emoticon emoticon
JUNEBUG150 10/12/2010 10:33:00 AM

    I really like this idea. I'll have to get a piggybank to put my gym fees in. emoticon
EMJAY56 10/12/2010 5:18:00 AM

    GREAT idea! emoticon

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