• This is the time of the year many South Africans head back to the gym, with December only four months away. 
  • But money is tight.
  • We compared the charges for gyms in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Durban to find the cheapest options in each city. 
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With the summer holidays only four months away, South Africans are heading to the gym to lose those extra kilograms. 

At the same time, South Africa is experiencing gloomy economic conditions, with rising costs and unemployment, so many households are looking to curb expenditure rather than take on new costs.

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Because every cent counts, Business Insider South Africa compared the prices of different gym offerings in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Durban to help you find the cheapest option.

The Gym Company was by far the cheapest countrywide with memberships starting at only R199 a month. 

Note that prices may differ between locations of the same gym, and prices can fluctuate across brands..

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