At the beginning of the year, I dished out a lot of money for a gym membership. With the exception of a few times I went, because of my “resolutions”, I have barely gone.
According to a recent study*, most people spend a lot of money for a gym membership, and I’m going to venture to guess that many of those people also fall into the “never use it” category!
Here’s the thing, I prefer to workout in the mornings, but since I’m often on solo school-drop-off duty in the a.m., there’s no chance of slipping out early to pump iron a la Arnold Schwarzenegger. So, I recently decided that if I can’t get to the gym, why not bring the gym to me?
Now that my boys are edging towards “tween” status, they’ve completely outgrown what was once their toy-filled (and often cluttered) playroom. Subsequently, the playroom has sat unused for about as long my unused gym membership – and the barely used furniture, electronics, and toys were simply taking up space!
I’ve had great success in the past selling my items quickly online, and knowing that the average Nigerians earns #50,000 per year from selling in the second-hand economy, I was confident that I could create my own workout space for a fraction of what my membership cost.
I’m thrilled with how my new fantastically-fit-and-frugal space turned out, but the only downside is that now I’m fresh out of excuses for NOT working out!