Gym, is it worth the cost?
It seems that most people at some point in their lives have been a member of a gym. But are they worth the cost? Most people that I know personally sign up to the gym with all good intentions but for whatever reason seem to find an excuse not to go. This leads to a good £30 per month wasted if you’re not actually going to the gym on a regular basis.
Gym memberships will often tie you into a 12 month contract. This makes it even worse if you decide the gym isn’t for you as sometimes they make you pay a hefty cancellation fee before they let you out of the contract. Some gyms however offer a month by month or even a daily ‘pay as you go’ membership deal which works out much better for the occasional gym goer.
If you do decide to get a 12 month contract, certain gyms will discount your monthly bill if you persuade friends to join the gym and mention you as a referer.
Personally for me, I find the gym a worthy expense – I go about 3 times a week most weeks and I find I feel healthier in myself as well as looking better and being generally more comfortable with the way I look. So before signing up to a gym make sure it’s what you want to do or it could turn into an expensive waste of time. Remember to shop around for the best monthly price as there are usually a few gyms in the vacinity within driving distance. Also remember to see if the gyms you visit offer a monthly or even daily ‘pay as you go’ deal.
And no I’m not talking about you Grant