May is National Fitness and Sports Month. For consumers, that means free workouts and classes at participating gyms and clubs May 7-13.
During the first part of the week, an estimated 1,000 participating gyms and health clubs invite members to bring guests free, says Meredith Poppler, spokeswoman for the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association. Then May 11-13, those same clubs will offer free membership passes to everyone, she says.
Throughout the month, participating clubs will serve up complimentary classes for existing members on things such as diet and nutrition and different types of exercise, Poppler says. Find a club in your area at HealthClubs.com/GetActiveAmerica.
Spas offer discounts in May, and you have your mother to thank for that.
"Spas all over the country are offering packages and discounts" aimed at moms and Mother's Day shoppers, says Lynne McNees, president of the International Spa Association.
You'll find package deals and two-for-one or group discounts, so that you and mom can enjoy some spa time together, she says. And you'll discounts everywhere in May -- from day spas to destination and hotel spas.