Now that it seems like Chicago is finally ready to provide a stretch of consecutive warm-weather days, you may be tempted to burn that gym membership in favor of outdoor activities.
But if you're all about saving a few bucks, industry watchers say the summertime is one of the best opportunities to snag a cheap gym membership.
CNBC reports that new memberships hit a low point from June through August -- excluding clubs with pools or tennis courts.
The average rate for a gym fee is $49, but summertime can often bring rates much lower.
Also keep an eye out for an increase in trial club memberships and deals from businesses like Groupon that allow you to try before you permanently buy.
Check out this video for tips on how to cut those gym membership costs: