Working Out With NetFlix: Low Cost Gym Alternative

Cost Coach on using Netflix as a low cost gym alternative to health clubs.

The Wall Street Journal had an article on how people are signing up for the lowest cost plan at the video rental giant Netflix in order to receive unlimited download streaming workout videos. Under the lowest cost video rental plan, it is as cheap as $8.99/month.

An added advantage is that the viewer can mix up the workouts between aerobics, yoga, Pilates and more to have a varied training session. More importantly, the Netflix subscribers get to workout on their schedule – whether it is 5 a.m. or midnight.

Users say spending $30 – $100/month on a health club gym membership just doesn’t make sense anymore, when you can get it for $8.99/month.

There can be a hidden cost to this NetFlix streaming video option and that is having the electronic equipment to view the workout videos. It will stream to your computer and if you have a TIVO you can stream directly to your TV.

Of course, if you go outside, talk a walk, a jog or a run, well, umm, that is free.

Or you can try a treadmill desk. Works for me.

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