Do you go to the gym? Ever wonder if you could get your gym membership for FREE? I DO. No really, I do. And all it takes is a few simple questions. My gym has a babysitting service and for just 2 hours of my time per week I get a free membership. It is a sweet, sweet deal. So I come in for my 2 hour shift, I am allowed to bring my own kids, I watch the other kids, wham bam thank-you ma'am I am working out for free. And the icing on the cake is I really, really enjoy my gym. The classes are fantastic, the instructors are second to none and the atmosphere suits me. If you live in my area and want to learn more, drop me an e-mail and I'll tell you all about it!
So let's crunch the numbers, shall we? The average gym membership runs you about $50-$60 per month. That's the cost of a basic membership at my gym anyway. PLUS you still have to drive there. We figured I was spending around $350 a year when I was going 6-7 times a week before my sister's wedding. Now I go about 3-4 times a week. So for the sake of easy math let's say I spend $200 a year driving over there. If I had to pay for my membership too that bumps it up to $800-$920 per year just going to the gym. Wow, that's a lot. If your schedule allows you to commit to a regular 2 hour volunteer shift, it could save you big money. And in the infamous words of KC and the Sunshine Band...That's the way, uh huh uh huh, I like it.