When I was staring down the barrel of a 70 pound weightloss journey I was so overwhelmed thinking about all the different options. I had tried a gym membership. I'd tried memberships at fancy studios for niche workout classes. I'd tried speciality diets. I tried running. Nothing was working. I'd spent probably thousands on things that got me no progress. And I didn't have a lot of money to keep "trying" with. Not sure if you have ever dealt with something like that but it feels so frustrating when you're stuck there doesn't it? If you're trying to save your dollars but are looking at trying a Beachbody program I thought I'd break it down for you to help you figure out if it's a good choice for you...
Popular Gym Membership Costs VS Popular Beachbody Challenge Programs
LA Fitness: $99 sign up fee + $29.95 a month = $460 per year!!
24 Hour Fitness: $150 sign up fee + $44.99 per month = $689.88 per year!!
Yoga studio: unlimited membership = $1188 per year!!
Barre style workout studios: $150/month = $1800 per year!!
AND THESE PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE GAS TO AND FROM, TIME SPENT TRAVELING TO AND FROM, PERSONAL TRAINING, NUTRITION GUIDANCE, GYM BAG, GYM CLOTHES, OR FOOD!
Piyo Challenge Pack + On Demand membership for 1 year: $160 + $2.99/week = $315.48 for a year!
AND THESE PRICES DO INCLUDE NUTRITION PLAN AND GUIDANCE AS WELL AS ACCOUNTABILITY WITH A COACH AND WORKOUTS THAT WORK LIKE A PERSONAL TRAINER TELLING YOU EXACTLY WHICH MOVES TO DO IN WHAT ORDER. THERE'S NOT TRAVEL TIME OR GAS NEEDED SINCE YOU WORKOUT FROM HOME. YOU ALSO DON'T NEED ANY FANCY GYM CLOTHES OR ACCESSORIES. WORKOUT IN YOUR UNDIES, WHO CARES? YOU'RE AT HOME! HA.
Now let's say you also wanted to get Shakeology every month for a year...
$140 (for your 21 Day Fix challenge pack) + $97/month for Shakeology (with the coach discount) + $15/month for the coach account = $1484 (remember this actually includes a YEAR's worth of meals. WHAT? I know!)
THIS IS STILL CHEAPER THAN SOME OF THOSE ORIGINAL MEMBERSHIP PRICES AND THIS PLAN INCLUDES ALL THE SAME THINGS AS THE SECTION ABOVE PLUS IT INCLUDES AN ENTIRE YEAR'S WORTH OF HEALTHY MEALS IN SHAKEOLOGY.
This is EXACTLY why I gave up my gym membership after I got started with these programs. Even when I was actually using the gym... I only used the treadmill or elliptical. I had no idea what to do with the weights. I wasn't getting any sort of effective workout routine accomplished. And I had no support or accountability and no help with my nutrition, which we all know is 80% of the battle. I know it's not the right fit for everyone, but for me... home workouts with Beachbody and the accountability and community of challenge groups were the PERFECT FIT for me! If you're interested in learning more, click on the WORK WITH ME tab and fill out the quick form!
* I pulled prices directly from the websites of each of the gyms listed above. For the yoga quote I used Full Circle Yoga's membership prices. For the barre style class I used Bar Method's membership prices. Prices across all categories do not include tax or additional fees that might vary by state.