For many people, going to the gym isn't just about using the equipment. It's about enjoying the steam room, working out amongst model-like people and being situated in the city rather than in the heartlands.
At least, I imagine that's why so many people seem at peace with forking out $150+ a month to run on a treadmill. Considering most people I know barely make it to the gym once a month, they're better off using the following tactics to obtain access to gyms at no cost. Yes, you heard that, right, at a cool $0.
1. GET FREE TRIAL PASSES
Many of the big chains dole out free trial passes, giving you anything from one complimentary session to a whole week of unfettered access. Just fill in a form on their website or give them a ring and you'll promptly be invited to come down and collect yours.