I don't belong to a gym. I used to, but then I realized I was rarely going, and that it was costing too much considering the fact that I wasn't utilizing my membership. So I quit and decided to exercise outdoors for free. However, I've gotten a little bored of my workouts and like to try new things. Enter, GROUPON!
Groupon.Com offers a new local deal every day, for great reduced prices, and the deals come straight to your email every morning. While the types of deals vary, I have discovered that they OFTEN feature deals from different fitness organizations. This is a great way to try out new things you might not have given a chance before. You also have a decent length of time before groupons expire, so you don't have to rush to use them.
What's great about this is that you can discover new ways to exercise, and you might discover something that you LOVE! For example, I have discovered a dance studio in Los Angeles that I now go to regularly (long after my groupon expired), because I enjoy it so much. I never would have heard about this place, or even thought to try it out (I'm a terrible dancer), if I hadn't seen the deal on groupon. Now the two dance classes I go to are the highlights of my week! But, more about that in my next blog entry ;)
This morning I attended a boot camp with my friend. I never would have thought to sign up for a bootcamp under regular circumstances, but it was such a great deal, I figured I should try it out! Now we have 6 more weeks of bootcamp to use up! I have also purchased spinning classes, core fusion classes, and countless massages (to help you recover from all that exercise!).
The bottom line is, this is a great way to try something new without a full commitment, for a discounted price, and you never know what fitness craze you might fall in love with!
While I find most of my deals on Groupon, there are other websites that offer daily deals, and they occassionaly have fitness-related deals as well. Other sites to try are: LivingSocial.Com, and FreshGuide.Com
Have any of you tried out new types of exercise through a deal website?