My best friend and I signed up for a trial of Bikram yoga. Long story short, we love it. The first class, well, I thought I was dying. But after that, it's been great. Anyhow, we've almost come to the end of our time and I have to say that I have been weighing the options out as to whether I should buy a punch card (ranging from $120-330), have a monthly debit ($85), drop in (at $17 a pop) or just do nothing. I think I am leaning toward the do nothing side. Especially since I have a YMCA membership that covers both myself and dd only costs $63.60 a month.
I'm really feeling sad about this, but in the name of cost cutting...
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When you find an exercise that's really working for you it's hard to pass it by. If you like it as much as you do, then you'll keep going and see the benefits in so many other ways. I understand the cost issues, but I'd like to see if there are ways you can make it work. This kind of nourishing exercise is close to a necessity, like fresh vegetables.
Have you asked the studio for a discount or work/study arrangement? Some studios do this, although maybe not for new students. But if you could get one down the road once you're a 'regular,' it might make the inital monthly cost easier to swallow. Does your insurance cover any of it (I once had insurance that covered part of a yoga studio membership, it was BCBS)? Are there other forms of yoga that might work that cost less? Asthangha can be sort of similar to Bikram; the studio isn't as hot, but there are classes with a set sequence like Bikram (It is a different sequence, but the same idea of set sequence that allows you to get really into the poses and deepen them week by week). Does your DD use the Y a lot, or can you let that one go in favor of the yoga? Can someone gift you a punch card for a birthday present?
There may be Bikram classes/videos available on line that you could do at home and supplement with ocassional studio visits.
I hope you can find a way to make this work, but if not, I'll definitely join your party.
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