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Old 04-18-2017, 05:16 PM
 
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Buying exercise videos is cheaper than having gym membership.

Walking is wonderful and FREE!!
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Old 04-18-2017, 05:30 PM
 
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Years ago my husband would have protein shakes after strength training. I never got into the shakes, but I do eat high-quality protein after I strength train. I'm not big on meat but will eat chicken or salmon within 30 minutes of strength training to help build muscle. Eggs or beans work too.

I also bike, walk, practice yoga, and do various exercise DVDs. However, I don't eat anything special before or afterwards.

Like others have said, I too buy very healthy food. But of course I buy according to the deals.
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Maui, Hawaii
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We always had gym memberships. It was a consideration whenever we moved and shopped for new homes - does that condo building/community clubhouse/etc have an indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room and work-out machines if so we could add more money to live there since we could avoid a gym membership cost.

We've always felt that maintaining good health has been very frugal for us. Now we're lucky enough to have year 'round beach and walking weather, all we really need to stay active as the 'oldsters' we are now. Eating well is also very easy here since it's way too expensive to eat out much so basic, healthy made at home meals are the norm.
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Yep, I'm frugal, enjoy simple living and I do work-out at the gym and do yoga at home.

Working-out, IMHO, saves money in the long-term by relieving stress, keeping me strong, balanced and flexible.

My first choice is outdoor exercise, but weather and time sometimes don't permit a hike or a bike ride and the gym lets me do cardio and weights at my convenience and in all weather.

I'd rather pay for a gym membership now than pay the doctor later.
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:31 AM
 
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I love to walk, but the weather limits when I can be outside. At that point in my life, walking isn't enough excercise for me. I need more. I walk a mile or two when I can. A gym membership is no excuses and I push myself harder. Better health pays for itself.

If I really wanted frugal excercise, I'd go get a physically demanding job like pushing carts.
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:48 PM
 
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I already eat too much, so I'd actually save money if I cut back. Ha ha. But I enjoy walking, which is free.
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I do pay about $45 per month for a gym membership, for my money I get a large, indoor heated pool to swim in, all sorts of elliptical, stair step, and treadmill machines, free weights, and weight machines. And a decent locker room with showers.

I use it enough to get my money's worth. Do have weights at home and a Nordic Trac (old wood one) - but since the gym is on the route to/from work, I generally do my thing at the gym.
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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In some ways I think this is a trick question. Most frugal people won't pay for a membership, let alone supplements. I am a frugal person and I do pay for a gym membership, along with multivitamins and some protein powder. Not a hardcore fanatic with supplements but I don't mind paying some extras when it comes to my overall health.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:05 PM
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My membership is $65 per month. It is a lot but it is around the corner from my job. I go no matter what. I am worth it.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:05 AM
 
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I go to the gym for $38 a month. It's a full service with pool, court, spinning, big open class space. However, I go for the eye candy
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