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Paying for fitness


Students compare the cost of home exercise equipment and a gym membership and determine which option would be best for them.

Big idea

Comparison shopping can help you make buying decisions that are right for you. 

Essential questions

  • How does comparison shopping help you make choices about what to buy?
  • What should you think about before deciding what to buy?


  • Compare types and costs of home exercise equipment and gym memberships
  • Make an informed buying decision

What students will do

  • Compare the benefits, drawbacks, and costs of buying exercise equipment or getting a gym membership. 
  • Choose the option that would be best for them.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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