May 28 2015

7 Ways to Keep Up Your Fitness Routine Without Going Broke

shutterstock_279042620Dear She’s Fit to Lead,

So here are my choices:

1.  I can keep going to spinning, hot yoga, bootcamp and cross fit.

2.  I can buy food and pay the electric bill.

I really don’t want to give up my classes.  They are what I live for, but it’s going to be a long, hot, hungry summer.

Please help!

Downward Facing Bank Account

Dear Downward,

We think you can keep those workout expenses under control:

1.  Look for deals online.  Class Pass and Groupon are great ways to save.

2.  If you’re not sure you like it, don’t take a series!   Don’t spend the money on classes you end up not using.

3.  On the other hand, if you are obsessed, definitely buy a bunch of classes at once.  Do the math (of how often you will realistically go, and which package gets you the lowest price per class) and pick the package that is right for you.

4.  Never, ever pay for water!  Bring your water bottle.  Good for the environment and your wallet.

5.  DIY.  Yes, the post workout smoothie at boot camp is great, but the one you make at home is probably almost as good and less than half the cost.

6.  Think group!  Do you workout with a trainer?  Why not get a few friends and train together.  It’s more social anyway, and almost always costs less per person.

7.  Take advantage of the good weather.  Go for a run with your friends.  Still social…and free!

We think with these little changes, you can workout and still keep the lights on! 



About Randi Salko

Hi, I’m Randi Salko, and I’m the CEO for She’s Fit to Lead. Throughout my career as a lawyer and a financial services executive, my passion has always been creating an empowering environment for the women around me. And now, with She’s Fit to Lead, I am living my dream of helping young women to #ConnectToConfidence. I’ve learned a lot on my journey, and I love having the opportunity to share it, and to learn from our contributors and followers who inspire me every day. I also love hot yoga and ice cream (what a combo, right?). I’d love to hear from you at randi@shesfittolead.com.

12 thoughts on “7 Ways to Keep Up Your Fitness Routine Without Going Broke

  1. I have yet to try ClassPass but I am dying but there just aren’t enough gyms close to where I live and I don’t want to drive 30 minutes plus traffic ;(

  2. Great advice! I don’t think people realize how quickly they spend money when they buy things like a daily water or smoothie.

  3. These are all great ideas when trying to save money on work outs! I like the online videos/youtube idea..works for me and I get a great sweat!

  4. I find walking and doing yoga at home much more effective than paying for classes I may or may not use, but that’s just me! I hate the extra step of going somewhere to work out, for me it takes less time and money to just get moving and incorporate physical activity into my daily life. Like walking instead of driving or going out of my way to take time out of the day to do yoga on the porch or even just breaking it down in the kitchen and having a dance party. Whatever gets you sweaty!

  5. My friend was just talking about class pass the other day, but I have yet to check it out. I’m a huge fan of purchasing yoga groupons. Nice job on this post – great tips!

  6. Great tips! I totally agree about the groupons and class pass! I just bought a 21 day boot camp on groupon and was able to use an extra discount so I got it for $17. They often have extra discounts, especially around holidays!

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