Monday, January 11, 2010

Savvy Shopper: Thinking About Joining A Gym? Exercise Your Options

"Health clubs are eager to cash in on your resolve to get into shape. Clubs typically introduce their best offers in January, which is the most popular month to join a gym. The average monthly gym membership for an individual costs $42.50, according to the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association. But dollars don't tell the whole story. It pays to compare amenities, services, hours and equipment at various fitness centers. It's only a deal if it works for you. Here are some tips to consider before joining a club: Consider current specials, But don't rush in, Ask about added incentives, Take advantage of discount, Try before joining, Big vs. small, Beware of strings attached, Be a smart member, Use it.”

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