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With Groupon, why join a health club?

I don't want traditional health clubs to go out of business. But why pay full-price when Groupon and LivingSocial offer cut rates that last me throughout the year?fl-hk-fitness-trampoline22a.jpg

I currently have three of these coupons for exercise classes, including zumba, yoga and boot camps. One of them cost $20 for 20 classes; how can any traditional club beat that rate?

I had become bored with the classes at the club I belonged to and decided I was ready for a change. Now I can vary my routine every day and start fresh again at a new club when the current coupons expire, since they come into my email box almost daily.

Still, I feel guilty that many clubs that can't afford to offer these deals could go out of business if people like me continue not to renew.

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About the authors
Gretchen Day-Bryant has a son in high school and a daughter in middle school. She’s lived to tell about the struggles of juggling little kids and work.
Joy Oglesby has a preschooler...
Cindy Kent Fort Lauderdale mother of three. Her kids span in ages from teenager to 20s.
Rafael Olmeda and his wife welcomed their first son in Feb. 2009, and he's helping raise two teenage stepdaughters.
Lois Solomonlives with her husband and three daughters.
Georgia East is the parent of a five-year-old girl, who came into the world weighing 1 pound, 13 ounces.
Brittany Wallman is the mother of Creed, 15, and Lily, 7, and is married to a journalist, Bob Norman. She covers Broward County government, which is filled with almost as much drama as the Norman household. Almost.
Chris Tiedje is the Social Media Coordinator and the father of a 7-year-old girl, and two boys ages 4 and 3.
Kyara Lomer Camarena has a 2-year-old son, Copelan, and a brand new baby.

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