10 Ways to Save Money While Staying Healthy and Fit

By , Karla Walsh, Fitness Magazine
Fancy home gym equipment, organic food and a wardrobe of the latest fitness apparel can be pricey, but consumer savings expert  Andrea Woroch says that doesn’t have to be the case. “As a young girl, I tagged along with my mom on shopping trips and learned that you don’t have to spend a lot to look good,” she explains.
 
Woroch herself ranks health as one of her top priorities (besides helping others save money), and loves bike riding, hiking, running, swimming and skiing—”anything and everything that gets me moving.”
 
So we asked Woroch to share her insider intel about how we all can keep our wallets happy while staying fit and looking and feeling great.
 
 
1. Subscribe. Group coupon emails offer deals for more than clothes shopping and restaurant meals! “Sites like LivingSocial and Dealeryoften offer discounts for health clubs, fitness studios and outdoor activities at up to 70 percent off,” Woroch says. Another plus? There’s no long-term commitment, so if you like, you can just continue trying new things based on what is offering a coupon!    
 
 
2. Take advantage of free trials. “Request free or deeply discounted trial memberships from various gyms and fitness studios you’re thinking about joining,” Woroch suggests. This way you can find your favorite before getting locked in with a location that may not be your favorite.
 
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I purchase fitness clothes and equipment at discount stores like Marshall's and Ross. Same name brands for a lot less. Report
Volunteer to help at events. You will almost always get a t-shirt, maybe some other fitness goodies, and it satisfies the soul to help others. Report
Great idea's from everyone. Report
CYNNANE
Back when I had a bit of extra money, I found my personal trainer through a Groupon Deal. It was the PERFECT gym, and I got 5 sessions for the price of one! It was a great way to find out what I liked. Report
I buy lots of Gym clothes at yard sales, as well as getting Weights, etc. People buy it and never use it. Report
I plan to pay my gym memebership in full in December, saving me $210 for the year. Report
VERNICE_MAZ_MBA
Great. I will make sure I take advantage of free trail at the 24 hour gym and boot camp I'm considering joining. Report
WJKYLE
Great article...thanks for the suggestions. Report
I like taking advantage of free trials. Report
 
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