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Get Fit Without Breaking Your Budget – Part 1

Are you trying to get fit?

Getting fit is a common goal for many of us each year. Whether losing weight or gaining strength, a gym can be beneficial. I joined a local, private gym that’s close to home. One of my sons is a member there, and at his urging, I tried a free trial prior to joining. The cost of a gym membership varies by type and location. Know how much you can afford to spend before committing to any particular one. Sometimes health insurance will cover the cost. Or, your company might be willing to cover the fee.

Check area gyms and see what works for you. The closer to your home the more likely you will use it. Ask for a free trial or temporary plan. If you like one, research the discounts and promotions. Is there a reduced rate for group memberships? Recruit some friends or coworkers to join you. Does your local college or university have a gym you can join or classes that you can take? Check out your local community center – it may have good equipment and fitness classes. Some churches offer health and fitness programs as well. If you enjoy nature, find parks that have outdoor fitness equipment. Walk, run, bike, or hike. Do it with friends and you’ll gain the social benefit and accountability. If you have a family, get them on board and get fit together.

Fitness impacts your overall health which long term can reduce your medical expenses. So get started and join me in getting fit this year. Just don’t forget: “bodily training is of some value, but godliness is of value in every way!” (1 Timothy 4:8)

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