Leave the fancy overpriced gyms in the past where they belong.
There’s no reason to go broke trying to look the opposite. That’s why in the below we’ve
compiled 5 tips on how to stay fit on a budget. It’s easier than you think.
1. Buy used or cheap workout videos
There are always the infomercials that promise you deals, but we know you can do better than
that. Get creative! Try going to thrift shops and secondhand stores to find used workout videos
or DVD’s. Even better, scour garage sales. You’d be surprised how much treasure you find in
someone else’s junk. They might be old, but you might find your soul mate workout.
The best part about workout videos? No one is watching and you can modify to make the
exercise work for your fitness level.
2. Youtube work-outs
Any person with internet access can find a workout they love. Youtube has a ton of fitness gurus
with their own channels wanting to help someone like you. It doesn’t cost a dime, and you’ll be
breaking a sweat in no time.
Filters are a great help when you’re short on time. Just let YouTube know how long you want
the video to be, and voila! A perfectly tailored workout for your busy schedule and tight budget.
3. Go on a run or walk outside
This might be the most obvious but the hardest for people to do. Everyone has a lazy day or
month (or dare we say, year or life!) but there’s no reason you can’t take a quick lap around the
neighborhood to get your heart pumping.
If you’re feeling adventurous, try going on a hike or taking your run on some outside trails.
Wetlands and nature centers are picturesque settings to take your exercise to. Keep it
entertaining and switch up the scenes or take a loved one with you to re-connect all while
staying fit, healthy and happy.
4. Find a cheap gym
There are lots of gyms nowadays that don’t offer the extra fluff and give you exactly what you
need within your budget. Some great ones include Crunch Fitness, Chuze, and Fitness 19.
These gyms are brand new with the latest cardio and weight equipment and give you it for
under $20 a month.
5. Bum off a buddy
If you have a friend who goes to a fancy gym, see if you can go with them on their buddy pass.
Most gyms allow their members to bring a friend in hopes their friend will join, they will do
anything to keep the new business pumping. Politely decline and enjoy your workout. They will
even give you a free week to see if you like it. No reason not to go work out, friend time and
gym time. Win win!
There are many ways in which to stay fit and stay within your budget. Do you have any other
suggestions on how to stay fit on a budget? Let us know in the comments below.