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Getting in Shape Without Breaking the Bank

Posted on January 10, 2019

Getting in Shape Without Breaking the Bank
It’s officially the New Year, which means new resolutions. If your resolution is getting into better shape, take a look at the following list of great places to work out that won’t break the bank.

1. Local Recreation Centers

Become a member or take fitness classes through the Springfield-Greene County Park Board. With three different center locations, various membership options and numerous activities (swimming, walking tracks, outdoor trails, weights, cardio equipment & more), you’re sure to find something you’ll love! Adult memberships start at just $320/year or $32/month and adult non-member rates start as low as $8/day. Click here to learn more. 

If you live or work outside of Springfield, check and see if your town has a local recreation center. For example, Nixa Parks & Recreation has a large fitness facility that hosts several group classes. Adult memberships start at just $310/year or $47.50/month and adult non-member rates start as low as $6/day. Willard Parks & Recreation offers fitness classes starting at just $5/class.

2. Local YMCA

Support a non-profit while getting in shape at your local YMCA. In Springfield, adults can join for just $45/month. Your membership gives you access to cardio & weight equipment, indoor pool and group exercise classes. 

There are two YMCA locations in Springfield to choose from: Pat Jones YMCA located on E. Republic Rd. and Ward Downtown YMCA located on S. Jefferson. Each location offers daily passes starting at $12/adult, so becoming a member gives you the most bang for your buck. 

3. Community Classes

There are several local fitness studios that offer discounted community classes. My Hot Yoga and Pure Hot Yoga offer several $5 classes throughout the week. Physique Fitness, located in downtown Springfield, offers several “Happy Hour” classes for just $8.50. Be sure to check in with your favorite local studio on discounted classes, with no membership required.

Cheers to achieving your fitness goals while keeping your finances in check!