When a $10-a-month-gym, isn't a $10 a month payment

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I was having a talk with my good friend and Trail Blazer mastermind buddy, Stephanie Lincoln about stuff. I say stuff because we talked about vacations, keto, mindset, travel, her current RV travels and more, but we got to talking about her streaming workout videos.

I recently did one and was telling her how my hamstrings were sore and couldn’t figure out why since it was an abs workout. She explained with her science-y stuff and it made so much sense; the sore hamstrings were a result of weak hip flexors.

Kinda like a low credit score is a result of a weak budget.

Then we moved on to talking about the prices of her amazing workout videos and I was giving my unsolicited advice about how she should charge more. I gave the example of a local gym that charges $10 a month and you get basic equipment and that’s when it hit me.

That gym you pay $10 for, doesn’t cost $10.

That gym costs what you trade your time for to drive there. It costs the price of gas you put into your car to get there. It costs waking up early to hit a class around your work schedule. It costs not working out at night because you don’t have the energy to drive there. It costs the price we pay with our health when they have pizza nights; I mean who does that! Don’t forget the $50+ annual fee you also pay.

I believe in spending money on our priorities and I believe paying more for value.

Until Stephanie listens to me, her monthly Fire Team Whiskey membership is $8.25 a month. Get 14 days free here. Why pay more when we don’t have to?

If you are paying for a gym membership, or 2, and are NOT using it, cancel it and reclaim those dollars. Then, give every dollar a new job.


Fire Team Whiskey­® is the vision of former Army Captain Stephanie Lincoln. She was inspired by her work with the Florida Army National Guard Wellness Program and her many year as a Military Medical Provider. She observed the steady decline of the fitness and health of Military Service Members over the last 10 years.  CPT Lincoln created and published four unique eating plans, a specialized line of nutritional shakes, bars, and other performance supplements and a fitness program that requires no equipment and minimal time. Fire Team Whiskey® encompasses all of those intangible things that a Military Member and First Responder is driven by: Duty, Camaraderie and Mission.  Stephanie created the very first and only heath and fitness program created exclusively for Military Members, Veterans and First Responders.

THE MISSION OF FIRE TEAM WHISKEY® IS TO HELP MILITARY MEMBERS, FIRST RESPONDERS, VETERANS AND ANY CIVILIAN UP FOR THE CHALLENGE LOSE WEIGHT, GET FIT AND DEFEAT THE ENEMY OF OBESITY!