Exercise Alternatives to Gym-Hopping

Julia Newman, a 24 year old law student in New York, made headlines with her blog¬† Buns of Steal¬† which documents her quest to acquire free gym workouts for an entire year. Her plan is to “hop” around the five boroughs, taking advantage of every free trial and coupon she can find. When asked how she felt about this concept of exercise on a budget, Lesley Voth, author of Simply Fantastic: Living Better On Less, agreed with Julia on the fact that visiting gyms in your area on a trial basis gives you the advantage when negotiating a good deal. “On the other hand,” she says, “I see no sense in traipsing around the city, or countryside, looking for a free deal at a gym.”


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Penny Ray

Penny Ray is President and COO of He also writes freelance for multiple online and print publications on the topic of personal finance. In 2010 he was selected as a DealPro.

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