Ask the Dolans: Five tips on how NOT to get ripped (off) at the gym

Ken & Daria Dolan
Ken & Daria Dolan

Ken and Daria Dolan are widely known as America's First Family of Personal Finance.

Q: I've been thinking of joining a gym for a while and have been holding off because I don't want to get ripped off like I did when I was in college. I keep seeing these coupons and adverts claiming $30 a month or half price and was wondering, where's the catch?

A: Gyms rake in millions this time of year as our perennial New Year's resolution to shed some extra pounds and get in shape drive people to join a gym. But much like having too much bubbly on New Year's Eve, many people regret it the next day! See our quick video below for five tips to make sure you don't get ripped off or end up wasting big bucks on a membership you don't use.

Ken and Daria Dolan of have hosted their own national radio program for 22 years, anchored their own television shows on CNN, authored six books on money matters, served as money contributors on CBS This Morning and have now launched a comprehensive web site.