We've talked about saving on a gym membership by playing hard to get, but you can also save by asking for your membership to start the next following month.
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After you've negotiated your gym contract, Business Insider suggests asking for the rest of the month free and for the contract to start on the following month. This gives you a few extra weeks on your membership if you make this request early in the month. You've already agreed to join, so they're just giving you a little extra on the top in exchange for a guaranteed contract. You might as well ask. I checked with my own gym and they agreed this is a great tip and most salespeople are authorised to do this in order to close the deal.
Check out the video in the link for other ways to save when joining a gym.
Your Gym Is Ripping You Off — Here's How To Get A Cheaper Membership [Business Insider]