Unused gym memberships
Unused gym memberships
Automatic monthly fees are one of the easiest ways to waste money. And it's not easy to cancel a gym membership when next week is always the week you'll finally begin that New Year's resolution fitness routine.

But gym no-shows are throwing away hundreds of dollars a year (maybe even a month, for some upscale gyms).

Lassus said one of her clients had been spending $75 a month on a gym membership she never used, so she realized it would be cheaper to just buy an exercise bike for her home.

"We all come to the end of the year and say `it's time to start getting in shape,' but we don't think through whether we are willing to make that time commitment and if it is going to be worth the dollars we're spending," she said.


Last updated May 18 2011: 5:07 PM ET
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