Exercising more and losing weight are among the most common New Year’s resolutions - hence the sharp spike in new gym memberships at the start of every year.

At the same time, South Africans are having to tighten their belts as a gloomy economy hits household finances. Every cent counts, which is why Business Insider South Africa compared the prices of gyms in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban to help you find the cheapest option. 

Planet Fitness and Gym Company were cheapest countrywide with memberships starting at only R199 a month. 

Please note that prices may differ between outlets. 

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