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$105 Family Fitness monthly fee

January 27th, 2016 at 10:54 am

So, hubby and I know that we need to exercise. He was told by his doctor at the beginning of January that he is borderline diabetic if he isn't careful. He was addicted to Mt. Dew and sugary sweets and for the past month, he's done very well and has stayed away from the sodas. We've always known that diabetes would be a concern for him since he has a family history of it but it took the doctor finally telling him this before he would "believe" it... he also needs to participate in cardio workouts daily. Hubby is by no means obese but he is about 20 lbs overweight. We have a treadmill and lots of various exercise dvds BUT we have come to the realization that we must get out of the house with a structured routine. Some people can just work out at home.... We don't think we are those people.

So, after a bit of research, the option we are leaning toward is joining a club that is about a mile away from our house. It offers the typical gym environment with the machines, etc.... but what we are looking forward to are the classes that are offered. Yoga, Pilates, Boot Camp, etc. The classes are offered at 5:30 daily so we can go after work (we WILL NOT get up early in the morning to workout). And, then there is a 10:00 class on Saturdays that we will attend as well. For a family membership, it will cost $105 a month. That will allow all 4 of us to use the gym at any time and take advantage of all the classes that they offer.

We've never joined a gym before as we always thought we could take care of things at home on the treadmill or using our dvds. We've not stuck with it nor have been consistent. There are just too many distractions at home (i.e. the couch and tv).

So, we think we'll sign up starting Feb 1 and just incorporate the $105 monthly fee into our monthly budget. My allowance was $100 a month and if nothing else, I'll just use that money toward this now... as I am embracing minimalism anyway and not in the mood to purchase anything at all.

5 Responses to “$105 Family Fitness monthly fee”

  1. alice4now Says:

    If you will use the membership, then I think it is a good use of money. After all, it is to improve your health. Can you test it out for a month or 2 weeks, to make sure it is something you will use?

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Sounds like a great investment in your health. I've usually been a gym person, but using cardio and weight primarily. I'm in need of losing weight too. We purchased a used treadmill here in our new home. We are actually using it! The fitbit I got for Christmas has been my biggest motivator to be honest.

    Wishing you both well. Weight loss and exercise can completely turn type 2 diabetes around!!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Mr FT is also addicted to Mtn Dew. He's really been trying to get unaddicted, although he now is addicted to sweet tea. Not sure how much better that is ..

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    The sooner you get into a routine the more likely you are to stick to going. Good luck to you all! I love going to classes too and mixing things up at my gym.

  5. pjmama Says:

    Sounds like money well spent if you make good use of the gym! Good luck - I hope you enjoy the classes!

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