Losing weight and getting into shape are the most common of New Year's resolutions, and “Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine's January issue lays it all out at tulsaworld.com/KIP6packabs. Before taking on a pricey gym membership, try a few on for size. Read sample contracts and ask questions. Many clubs offer free trial visits or complimentary seven-day passes, especially in January, as this is the make-or-break month for the fitness industry.
Be a smart member:
Enrollment fee discounts:
Beware attached strings:
Do it yourself:
"HealthClubs.com: This is the consumer organization of the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms and sports clubs worldwide. IHRSA's Web site makes it easy to locate IHRSA member health clubs here and internationally. Healthclubs.com displays map locations of clubs everywhere. It also lists clubs offering specific programs or amenities such as tennis courts and swimming pools. Traveling fitness buffs can access tulsaworld.com/HealthClubs to find clubs participating in the IHRSA Passport Program for information on guest fees."