Did you try to honor your new year’s resolution by signing up for a gym membership? If you’ve given up on your resolution already, it may be time to cancel that membership.
If you feel like you aren’t making good use of your membership, you’re not alone. According to research from Statista, 67% of Americans who pay for gym memberships don’t even use them. Gym memberships average about $58 a month, a costly expense if you’re not using it to its full potential. If you’re not ready to give up on your membership, make sure you’re going a couple of times a week to get your money’s worth. For those who don’t like the commitment of a monthly membership but are still looking to get in a workout session here and there, a one day pass may be the best option for you.
Here are some tips for those who are not making the most of their memberships:
1. Set clear goals and tell a friend – Studies found that writing down your goals makes it more likely that you will achieve them. Set goals for your workout to help you stay on track. Sometimes telling a friend what you want to get done at the gym is a great idea so they can make sure you achieve your set goals.
2. Don’t give up – If you find that its hard to make going to the gym a habit, don’t give up. Studies show that it takes 66 days to turn something into a habit.
3. Have an exit plan – If you are planning to cancel your membership, make sure with your gym about their cancellation policy. Sometimes it takes people months to get out of their contracts. There are websites like GetHuman.com that help facilitate the cancellation process.
It’s time to reevaluate your workout schedule and see if cancelling your gym membership may be the right move for you.
(Guest Blogger: SUNNY FM Intern Chantal)