How to Save Money on Fitness

Comparing costs, going digital and signing up for social accounts can help you work out for less.

You don't have to miss your workout while you're on vacation.

You don't have to miss your workout while you're on vacation.

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Buy packages of classes. It's true at the grocery store, and same goes at the gym: Buying in bulk is cheaper. If you decide you really love a studio, investing in a package of classes can help you save a bundle of money. Many cut per-class price by $5 if you buy a 20-pack, which amounts to a savings of $100. "It's certainly an investment, but if there's a studio you truly love, it's a major saving device," Gaudette says.

Keep an eye open for free "community" classes. In New York City, studios such as Flywheel, Pure Yoga and Soul Cycle offer free community sessions. And in Louisville, Ky., stop by local parks for yoga and boot camp classes – totally free. In some cities, securing a spot can be tough, since everyone wants to get in, so show up early or make signing up a priority if you can do so ahead of time. Reach out to your favorite studios to see if they offer similar programs.

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