My secret to budgeting fitness goals!
Since starting YNAB two months ago, I began searching for ways to cut costs on my "must-haves", one of them being Fitness.
Working out is important to me, and after recovering from a severe injury, working out in a supported, structured class has been of the utmost importance.
I found classes that I loved, but struggled to budget for them. Studio memberships can be expensive! To me, it's always worth the money... unless there's an alternative.
I recently learned about ClassPass in my area. It's been around for a while in big cities, and is new to mine!
Basically, you buy credits. These credits can be used at participating studios to attend a HUGE variety of fitness classes. There are some downsides, such as having to pay more credits if you go to a single studio more than a couple times.. but all in all, this has been well worth it for me.
The best plan and the one I'm signed up for costs $70 for 40 credits. In my city, classes are all around 4 credits, or the equivalent of $7 (as a contrast, in LA, the avg class is 7 credits, or $10) Most drop in rates in-studio (in my smaller city) are $15-20, and membership rates are much higher than $70 pretty much everywhere...
This week I went to a spin class, a yoga class, and a TRX class. This weekend I'll go back to spin, and still have credits to spare. I can switch it up and stay fit and active during this winter snowy season AND save money. Of course there are pros and cons to not having one go-to fitness space or studio, but a studio membership is I was willing to give up to save money.
Look into it. Here is a copy/paste from their website about cities it' available in:
"ClassPass is available in the following North American cities:
Los Angeles/Orange County
Salt Lake City
& our international cities in Australia and London!"
Ps- if you do sign up, you can use my link here ( http://class.ps/hcnNa ) and we both automatically earn $30 in credits. You certainly don't have go go through me, but it would be the most bang for your buck...