MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: Hot deals on gym memberships

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It's by far the most popular new year's resolution - losing weight. If you want to try something new or different, now is the time to act. You can save big money.

Need a little motivation to get you exercising? How about 50-80% discounts off the retail price of classes and memberships.

Gym memberships soar in January. Victory Lady Fitness has a groupon deal that is half off their already low rates. You can get a three-month membership for $28. This is for women only and is good at all locations.

Want to swim off those pounds? Woodlake Swim and Racquet Club has half off three or six month memberships for individuals as well as families.

The YMCA of Greater Richmond has dropped their joining fee from now until January 20. American Family Fitness is opening it's doors to the public - fill out the form on their website, and they'll email you a free pass.

If you want to start a little more hardcore, Team Fitness has a groupon that saves you 82% off the normal price of their six-week boot camp. The 30-day body transformation challenge from Crossfit Full Circle provides elite training for everyday people. You can get it for $99.

Ever wanted to try Zumba? You can shake it with Dr. B near the Diamond for a mere $5.

Bikram Yoga is hot, and so are the prices for these heated yoga sessions - three 90-minute classes are only $30.

Start tightening your core by 'hanging 10.' Shockoe Slip yoga's living social deal gets you a 10-class punch card for $45. You'll save 50% working through poses on a surf set fitness board.

There are dozens more deals on martial arts, spinning classes and detox programs. These deals can get you moving. Most have terms stating you must use them within three months of purchase.

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