Gym Memberships - Part II

Sep 25, 2009

One of the things I love about writing this blog is the money-saving advice I get from people who read it! I may be sharing money tips with everyone, but I am getting a lot of them, too!

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about how to save money on gym memberships. If you haven’t read that one yet, click here for it. After I wrote that, a friend emailed to share with me other ways to save on getting a workout.

It turns out that many places, (like your local YMCA) may allow you to use their fitness facilities for free if you volunteer there during the week. What a great way to get a free gym membership! You get the joy of volunteer work and you (in-a-round-about way) benefit financially from it.

My friend also told me that he gets a free fitness center membership by volunteering at his local hospital. He told me that hospitals often have a gym they use for their physical rehab (and sometimes sell memberships to the public). He said that the hospital where he donates his time provides their volunteers with either free or discounted use of the gym facilities (in addition to a free meal!)

So, if any of you have a few hours a week to give to the community, there could possibly be some perks that make it well worth the effort (besides that good feeling you get for doing for others, of course!).


Susan Fobes said...

Even if you can't get a free gym membership at your local YMCA, family memberships are more than reasonable, and included in the price are a free sport for each child, use of the facilities, and discounts for various activities. (My YMCA membership allowed me to meet with a personal trainer to help set up a workout plan and introduce me to the various weight machines in the gym.)

Veronica Lee said...

Thanks for the follow. I'm now following your lovely blog.

Future Mama said...

Wow, what a great tip! volunteer and get hooked up! Love it! Thanks!

Loving your blog! Stopping by from MBC (even though I'm not a mom, so I hope they don't kick me out) to say hello! You have an adorable blog :) I'm a Future Baby Makin' Machine, trying to prepare to become a mommy! Hope you'll share some of your wisdom with me!

Kelly Seiler said...

Future Mama - I went to your blog and became a follower. It's SO cute. You need to read the post I'm going to put up in the morning about having my 3rd child.
How did you get so many followers? Also, how did you make your blog button?

Michele said...

What a great blog!!! Seriously.... awesome.
Very well done. A great read.

I'm definately following and would like to post you on my blog as my sidebar "cool site of the day"


Kelly Seiler said...

Thanks, Michele! I really appreciate that! I'm following you now, too!

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