Get fit with these low-cost gym options for the New Year

Get fit with these low-cost gym options for the New Year
January 6, 2017 Felicity Anderson

Low-cost gym options

If you have pledged to make health and fitness a priority in 2017 then joining a gym is a great way to stay motivated and keep on track. Joining a gym used to be expensive. Yet the rise of low-cost gym options and competitive rates for membership means there are lots of great deals available. Especially to help you lose weight and tone up for less.

Although, you may have to live without a sauna, swimming pool or luxurious changing rooms. This is because low-cost gym options typically offer flexible contracts and a great monthly price. They also usually provide the option to pay as you go.

Below we explore bargain gym options in more detail so that you can put all your energy into your next workout.

What to consider before signing up to a new gym

·       Try a day pass first to check that you like the facilities offered by the gym

·       Don’t sign up to a contract unless you are sure that you will use your membership regularly

·       Check the cancellation policy carefully

·       Pay as you go can sometimes work out more expensive but is a good place to start if you are not ready to commit to 12-month contract

·       If a new gym is opening in your area then look out for introductory offers

Pure Gym

·       Pay monthly from £12.99 per month ( depending on location)

·       Joining fee of £15.00 may apply

·       Day pass from £6.99

·       20% student discount

·       170 + gyms across the UK

·       No contract

·       Most are open 24 hours a day

·       Over 220 pieces of state-of-the-art equipment

·       Changing rooms with showers and lockers

·       Large free weights and cardio areas

·       Over 50 free classes a week

·       Access to personal training

·       Free initial consultation

For more information see www.puregym.com

The Gym

·       Pay monthly from £10.99 per month ( depending on location)

·       Joining fee of £20.00 may apply

·       Day passes from £5.00

·       Student discount

·       No contract

·       Each gym has over 170 pieces of the very latest calorie-burning, body- toning equipment

·       Free classes

·       Open 24/7

·       Based across UK

·       Access to personal training

·       Free initial consultation

For more information see www.thegymgroup.com

Xercise4less

·       Pay monthly from £9.99 per month (depending on location)

·       Free day pass available to try before you buy

·       Student discount available ( must be redeemed in person, not online)

·       Flexible contract options available

·       Over 400 pieces of the latest gym equipment

·       Mainly based across North of England and Scotland

·       200 free classes every month

·       Separate ladies-only areas

·       Access to personal training

·       Open 7 days a week

For more information see www.xercise4less.co.uk

Easy Gym

·       Pay monthly from £4.99 ( introductory offer, depending on location)

·       Day pass £6.99

·       £25.00 joining fee – currently free in a flash sale

·       No contract

·       Free classes

·       Each of  gyms has its own personality – so the gym equipment may vary slightly

·       Based across Birmingham, Cardiff, Southampton and London

·       Access to personal training

·       Free initial consultation

For more information see www.easygym.co.uk

Payasugym.com

If you want to check out all the gyms in your area before you commit to signing up to just one then visit the website Payasugym.com.

Put in your postcode and you will see all the pay as you go gym offers in your area. Prices are offered for one, five or ten visits.

This website is also useful if you are travelling for work and want to keep fit when you are away from home.

For more information see www.payasugym.com

British Military Fitness

If you prefer to exercise in the great outdoors then consider British Military Fitness. It is designed to get people of all fitness abilities outdoors training in parks. Motivation is provided by military trained instructors.

With over 400 classes in 140 locations across the UK, it is a low-cost way to boost your fitness regime.

·       From £27.99 per month for 1 class per week

·       From £32.99 per month for unlimited classes

·       Student discount available

·       Free initial class

·       Professional fitness and nutritional advice

·       Each session lasts one hour

·       Completely outdoors

·       Members are split into groups based on ability

For more information see www.britmilfit.com

Local Bootcamp Classes

If you live by a park then check noticeboards in your area and have a look online for local boot camp style classes.

They usually offer monthly memberships or pay as you go options and can be very reasonably priced.

Other ways to keep fit for less

keep fit for less

Joining a gym or signing up to a boot camp isn’t for everyone. There are lots of ways to stay fit and healthy with no need to pay anything.

Parkrun

If running is your sport of choice then Parkrun offers free weekly timed 5K park runs at various locations across the UK.

Go to www.parkrun.org.uk to check for runs in your area and to sign up

Online workouts

Look online at YouTube.com for a variety of workouts, completely free, that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Choose from anything such as yoga, Pilates, weights, high interval training or aerobics.

Final thoughts on low-cost gym options

It can be tempting at the start of a new year, to go all out on those fitness resolutions. However, it’s useful to be careful and shop around for better deals. Especially if you want to keep your fitness regime going on long-term.

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