What are the best ways to exercise without breaking the budget?
This is a question we ask ourselves when we want to start a new exercise program. One of the reasons people give for not even starting to exercise is that they ‘can’t afford it’.
Gym fees, personal trainers or classes are great but they can become expensive. For me, having a personal trainer is the best way to get results with personalised programs and also the experience of providing the correct technique, However, there are ways you can exercise which won’t break the bank.
You can still be Fit and Fabulous without spending a lot of money.
Warning: If you are a beginner or haven’t exercised for a while, consult your doctor to get the okay and take it slowly.
Firstly there are ways you can incorporate exercise during your day without even realising it – and they are free!
- Housework – 45 minutes can burn off 119 calories!
- Find some stairs
- Do some squats, lunges and sit ups while watching TV
- Go for a walk
- Weight training using homemade weights
- Put some music on and dance
- Gentle stretches for flexibility
- Ride a bike
There are also Apps which can help you keep on track. Some are for free and others cost only a few dollars which is a good investment for your health and happiness.
Apps have become a ‘go to’ for many things in life and apps for health and well being are no exception. I’ve selected two which I use, however there are so many to choose from depending on what your requirements are.
Map My Fitness
I’ve previously used mapmyrun to log my running however, with mapmyfitness it covers a variety of workouts from walking, running to crunches and leg lifts. It has a GPS tracker and records your workout details, including duration, distance, pace, speed, elevation, calories burned, and routes using an interactive map. This is a free version although you can upgrade to a paid version.
My personal trainer introduced me to Yoga Studio and I love it. It has classes for 3 levels – beginners, intermediate and advanced. You can select from a variety of classes and length of time. I find a 20 minute Earth Salutation to start my day is perfect. I also love the Yoga for Runners classes. The cost is around $5.99 and is available for Apple and Android.
As you can see, keeping fit and healthy doesn’t need to be expensive, you just need to get creative!
Are there some ways you can think of to exercise without breaking the budget?
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