Updated: Feb 22
"I can't afford a gym membership" or "I really want to hire a personal trainer but I just can't afford it right now." I hear this ALL THE TIME. This type of statement drives me absolutely crazy. Look, I get it, there are some folks that truly can't afford any extra expenses right now. Life is challenging and this post isn't addressed to you. With that said, I do believe that the folks that are struggling to that degree are fewer than the folks that simply don't make their health a top priority. Let me explain...
GYM MEMBERSHIP FEES
In the US, gym memberships can vary wildly. A quick google search let me know that on the low end you can get a gym membership at Planet Fitness, for about $10 a month and can spend as much as $250 a month for something more upscale like Equinox. I think the majority of gyms however will fall somewhere in the $40 to $50 range. (LA Fitness, Crunch, 24 Hour Fitness, etc...) If you tell me that you can't afford to go to the gym and then I see you post crazy pictures from the bar on social media every weekend, you need to admit that cost isn't the issue. Im not bar shaming. If you want to go out and drink every night of the week that's totally your call. You do you boo boo. Just don't complain about feeling like crap and being too broke to sign up for the gym.
There are THOUSANDS of free workouts on youtube and THOUSANDS more that go up everyday. If you are trying to save money but still want to prioritize your health, I urge you to check out our "Led Fit," page on youtube (https://bit.ly/2Zq1nwp) or check out any one of the countless other pages dedicated to helping you get and stay active.
The reality is this. There is almost never a real reason why you can't afford to workout. In this day and age money is not the issue. The issue is your priorities. If you value your health you can almost certainly find a way to make it happen.