There are a lot of people who don’t see paying for fitness as a priority or a necessity. But, fitness should really be thought of as another bill because it’s a necessity to living a healthy lifestyle and having your body function properly. You pay to shelter your body with a home and to nourish your body with food, so paying for the fitness that is required to keep your body healthy should be put into the same category. And, honestly, if you pay more for your fitness, not only will you achieve your goals much faster, but you’ll actually end up saving money each month. Here me out:
First off, let’s talk about quality. Paying more for your fitness resources typically means you’re getting better workouts, which ultimately leads to better results. It really is worth it to take classes, do small group training, and/or get a personal trainer. Having professionals get hands-on with your activities and getting frequent advice and workouts will keep you on track to achieving your goals. And if you don’t want to splurge on classes, small group training, or personal training, just going to a nicer gym will give you better quality and more varied equipment. You can use all the different equipment to switch up your workouts so that your body doesn’t adjust to doing the same thing over and over again, which results in plateaus. Also, better quality equipment will give you a better workout and help prevent against injuries. Safe equipment = safe workout. A nicer gym will, also, often have perks such as saunas, steam rooms, pools, basketball courts and more. Now that we all agree that paying more for your fitness yields better workouts and better results, let’s talk about how it actually saves you money.
If you’re paying more for your fitness, you’re much more likely to use the resources you’re paying for because you don’t want to feel like you’re flushing your money down the toilet each month. Think about it: if you pay $10 a month for a gym, you’re much less likely to go regularly than if you’re paying $50 a month. And what are you doing if you’re not working out? Chances are you’re not skipping your nightly workout to sit on your couch bored all night by yourself. Nope, you’re probably going to happy hours and other outings with friends and co-workers that ultimately cost you more money at the end of the month than a more expensive gym membership would have.
Not only are you not skipping the gym to go pay for other activities, but if you’re sticking to your workout schedule and kicking your butt regularly, you’re much less likely to sabotage your hard work when you do go out outside of your designated gym schedule. If you just spent an hour sweating your booty off in the gym, you’re probably going to rethink ordering those extra couple of drinks or getting that late night ice or pizza you’re craving. And skipping that extra food and and drink not only saves you money, but saves you calories, which brings us full circle to achieving better results.
So go ahead and splurge on your fitness. You won’t regret it.