Half-price massages! Discounted movie tickets! Eighty-percent off sky diving! Groupon, LivingSocial and other “deal of the day” sites have taken the Internet (and our inboxes) by storm over the past year, with millions of people getting great deals on everything from services to entertainment to locally grown alpaca fur. While sky diving on the cheap might not be the best idea (does that make anyone else nervous? Gym Buddy Allison has done it!), these sites can be the perfect way to try out something you might have otherwise missed without investing a lot of cash. And nowhere is this more true than in the area of fitness. 7 Tips to Scoring a Deal on the Hottest New Workout Trends (Shape magazine)
Other places around the ‘net I’ve been writing this week!
Which Diet and Exercise Fads Actually Work? (An interview I did with Man of the House about things I’ve learned from my Experiments besides how to publicly humiliate myself.)
10 Unconventional Ways to Get Some Mommy-Alone Time (Bathrooms: not just for pooping anymore!)
Should Expected Children Go On Your Facebook Profile? (Better yet, should the fetus get his or her own Facebook page?)
Back to School Trend I Hate: Obnoxious Boys’ T-Shirts (Chemistry, a class where you have permission to blow stuff up, is NOT boring!!)
Should Your Child Be Reading Before Kindergarten? (Quick, everyone panic!)
10 Tips for Saner Back-To-School Shopping (in which Jelly Bean strips naked and streaks through Target in nothing but her tie-dye sandals and a smile!)
Have you ever used a daily deal site to buy a fitness class? Would you make your unborn baby their own Facebook page?