Joining a gym is a great way to motivate yourself to workout on a regular basis. The most common time people choose to join a gym is around the beginning of the year as a new years resolution. Another common time is the few months right before summer starts in the hopes of developing a beach body.

Regardless of when or why you joined a gym, it is unfortunate to let your gym membership fees go to waste. Gym membership prices vary according to location, however, the monthly fees add up and you will have wasted hundreds of dollars per year if you do not attend on a regular basis.

If you have been slacking off on going to the gym, you can turn things around using some of the following tips.

1. Use Every Piece of Equipment – Essentially, you are paying for use of every machine and weight in your gym. Make the most of your money and time by trying out each machine at least once. You may even discover new ones that you want to use regularly.

2. Take Every Class at Least Once – Most big gyms offer a variety of classes from spin classes to yoga. Take advantage of these classes at least once for each. You add variety this way as well as making new friends.

3. Use the Gym's Amenities – Does your gym include racquetball courts, basketball courts, pools, and saunas? Whatever the amenities, test them out at least once.

Those are just a few of the ways to make the most of your gym membership fees. Remember to add as much variety to your gym workouts to keep it fun and keep you coming back on a regular basis. It's not only good for your money, it's good for your health!