Money Hacks: Save money on your New Year’s health resolution

Richard Laycock 12 January 2019 NEWS

Get discounted gym memberships with AIA Vitality.

Is 2019 the year of #NewYearNewYou? Every year the number one item at the top of New Year's Resolution lists is getting fit and staying that way. And how do we plan on getting fit? By running out and signing up for a brand new and possibly expensive gym membership, of course.

Unfortunately for many of us come February, we're back on the couch, shotgunning a pizza and bingeing the latest reality TV craze... so probably Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. No matter whether you see out the year with your resolutions intact or your resolutions fall by the wayside, there is still the cost of a gym membership to consider.

The hack

Save up to 50% on your gym membership costs if you're an AIA Vitality member.

If you have health insurance with myOwn or life insurance with AIA you may be a member of AIA vitality. For the uninitiated, AIA Vitality is a health and wellness program. There are various benefits members can enjoy including smoking cessation programs, discounts on wearables such as Fitbit and Garmin, rewards based on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and discounted travel.

However, one of the major AIA Vitality benefits is discounted gym membership, which ranges from discounts on joining and monthly fees to cashback offers based on the frequency with which you attend the gym.

Gym Benefit Gym review
Anytime Fitness
  • 10% off the club monthly fee for a minimum 12-month term.
  • 50% off the joining fee for a minimum 12-month term contract.
Full review
Fitness First
  • 30% discount on 12- and 18-month Passport and Platinum membership contracts.
  • 20% cash back when you go to the gym 24 times per calendar quarter.
Full review
Virgin Active
  • 50% off Virgin Active's Active Me flexible membership (excluding "Collection Clubs").
Full review

If you're looking for a new gym and are weighing up things like location, classes and the overall cost, these discounts might help you find the right gym at the right cost.

Gym Number of gyms Joining fee? Cost 24 hours? Classes
Anytime Fitness 3,200 $99 $15.95 p/w Yes Yes
Fitness First 62 $65 (it can vary) $33 p/w No Yes
Virgin Active 6 $0 on 12-month contract $34.95 p/w No Yes

And for those of you that fall off the wagon and regress to your old ways, AIA Vitality membership also offers discounted Hoyts movie tickets. Just sayin'.


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