2018 will soon arrive, bringing with it opportunities to wipe the slate clean, start afresh, and make important lifestyle changes. For many, this means cleaning up the diet, and exercising more regularly. However, the cost of gym memberships, supplements, and fitness equipment can soon add up.
If a lack of will power doesn’t stop you reaching your goals, the cost might.
So how can you shop wiser, save money, and increase the likelihood of sticking to your resolution?
You’ll be glad to hear that a solution now exists. Fitness Savvy is the UK’s first fitness price comparison site. Listing thousands of supplements and fitness products (ranging from pilates and yoga accessories, through to strength and bodybuilding equipment) from trusted retailers such as House of Fraser, Holland & Barrett, Boots, Argos and Amazon, the site can help you save to 85%.
In addition, many of the products include embedded YouTube videos where you can view demonstrations, reviews, and taste tests to help you decide if the item is right for you before committing to a purchase.
Save money by setting up a home gym
Saving money on gym memberships is easy when you set up a small home gym. Aside from money saved on the membership itself, you will likely save money on travel costs and time, too, both of which increase your chances of sticking to your new healthy lifestyle.
Budget, fitness goals, and available space will all factor in to your buying choices. But there are plenty of ways to save space and money. Adjustable dumbbells are a great example: Rather than buying several sets (which as well as costing a small fortune, can take up a lot of space at home), you have one set. The weight can be adjusted with a small dial, so you can quickly change weight while taking up little room in your house.
Saving money on supplements
In the UK, we spend over £400 million per year on supplements. What’s more, is that the trend is on an upward path. Popular supplements to compare prices on include vitamins & minerals, essential fatty acids (such as Omega-3), and whey protein. You can filter by calories per serving, or macro-nutrients per serving such as protein, carbs and fat.
If you’re not sure what supplements are right for you (or whether you need any at all, for that matter), you can head over to the fitness education area of the site. As well as allowing users to compare prices, Fitness Savvy write in-depth, scientifically-backed articles to help you understand how and why particular supplements work, required dosage, and what results to expect.
In addition, they research and build useful tools such as their protein intake calculator. Many online calculators grossly over-estimate requirements in a bid to sell more supplements. By considering factors such as exercise activity, whether you are in a caloric deficit, and your body fat percentage (if known), the tool returns far more conservative results – providing yet more opportunities for saving money.