I recently did some comparison shopping on fitness classes:
|Class||Walk-in||Class Pass||Full Commitment|
|Zumba||$8||$60/10 classes||$36/month (6 classes max)|
|Jazzercise||$10||$92/8 weeks||$38/month unlimited|
|Spin*||$12||$90/10 classes||$36/month (4 classes max). $72 w/ yoga.|
|Fitness Studio**||$12||$89/10 classes||$60/month unlimited|
|Crossfit||$15||$119/12 classes||$139/month unlimited|
|Yoga||$16||$115/10 classes||$89/month unlimited|
|*Pass also good for Yoga|
|**Offers a variety of group fitness classes such as Weight Training as well as Pilates, Yoga and Zumba|
The prices above are for actual classes in my area. Some places also charge an initial sign-up fee.
You can see that, if you don’t belong to a gym, if you bounce around to different classes, a sort-of-typical month could add up! It will be $162.10 in April if I don’t miss any workouts. (March was less at $112.30).
Is that ridiculous? It seems pretty steep to me and I’ve been trying to find a way around it for a while now. I feel really guilty when I consider my husband works out at home and spends exactly $0, and my sister-in-law does LA Fitness for only $20 a month. I could pay an unlimited monthly fee of $60 at The Fitness Studio which would save me over $100 a month. But I love my spin class! And I love my yoga class! I have been to a few Weight Training classes recently where I was the only student, so it was like having a personal trainer. If I was paying a trainer it would be like $50 per class!
What do you think? Should I commit to one place?