Are you looking to join a gym to keep up on that New Year's Resolution to get in shape? If so, you are likely finding that the cost is around $35-50 per month, and you may be questioning if there is a way to save money on this expense.
There are several options that may be available to you. First, check the local colleges. You may be able to sign up for a community college exercise class for as little as $35 for the semester and have access to their gym all semester long.
You may be able to find an inexpensive program through community centers, local churches, or similar groups. You may be able to get a guest pass for a gym at a local hospital by volunteering for a few hours a month, or maybe you have a friend who lives in an apartment complex with a gym who would enjoy having a workout buddy. It's worth asking locals in an online community forum (try www.city-data.com/forum/) for opportunities specific to your area.