Exercise Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive! Get Fit Without Breaking The Bank

When you’re planning on embarking on an exercise routine, one of your worries might be regarding money. Gym memberships can be expensive, equipment to use at home is expensive to buy, even the cost of heading down to the local pool can add up. You might feel like you’ve failed before you’ve even started if you’re unable to afford these things. However there’s no need to fret or give up on the idea, there are plenty of ways you can get fit without spending much. Here’s how you can go about it.

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Save Money on Workout Clothes

Big brands are extremely expensive, but there are lots of great alternatives. This article https://bestyogablog.com/best-cheap-lululemon-leggings-lululemon-yoga-pants-alternatives/ shows that there are some great alternatives to the popular Lulu Lemon yoga pants. Instead of buying from a sports shop, lots of high street clothes stores have a sporty section, a pair of simple jogging bottoms and a cami top won’t cost much. Alternatively, you could browse thrift stores or look in clearance stores for money off big brands. As long as you feel comfortable, it’s not necessary to spend a fortune, especially if you’re just starting out.

Buy a Workout DVD or Fitness Game

Workout DVDs and fitness games for consoles like http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/electronics/video-game-reviews/g706/fitness-video-games/ forthe Wii and Playstation Kinect cost a fraction of what a piece of exercise equipment would. You could even scour sites like eBay to find great deals on second hand disks. Working out from home means you don’t need to pay transport costs to get anywhere, and plus it’s a good place to start if you’re a little insecure. Use these to build yourself up to a good level of fitness and to gain your confidence back.

Go on Hikes and Bike Rides

If you already own a bike (or can borrow one from a friend) put it to some good use! Bike rides are fun and great exercise too. You could even ditch your bus rides to work and bike there and back instead. You’ll quickly get fit, and you might even save yourself some time too. No sitting around waiting for a bus to go to every stop, or waiting for it to arrive in the first place. Otherwise, go on hikes and walks instead. If you have a dog, put their lead on and go on an adventure. Forget a quick visit to the park and back, explore your local area whether that’s mountains, forests or meadows. Even if you live in the middle of a city or town, you could walk around and do some window shopping. It’s such good exercise and doesn’t cost a thing.

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Go To The Beach

The beach is the perfect place to go to workout, so if you’re local to one- make the most of it! You could jog on the sand or join in with a game of beach volleyball. You could stretch and do yoga watching the sunrise or sunset, or you could swim in the sea; this article http://feelhappiness.com/7-unique-ways-of-getting-exercise-at-the-beach/ suggests lots of others. It’s especially nice on a warm day, there’s nothing better than taking in the views and enjoying the salty air while exercising.

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  1. Perhaps we are fortunate for we live in a tropical climate. All we need to do is to go outdoor and start running! But that said, our little red dot has many public exercise areas too! So its really convenient. No gyms required!

  2. I think the most important thing is to want to do it… Excercise is not about trendy outfits but how it makes you feel xx
    Great idea for a post !!

  3. I totally agree with you.
    I’m always surprised when I don’t see anyone walking the footpaths around my home on a lovely sunny day. I fear that people don’t realise that there are public footpaths across private land which anyone is allowed to walk. This is why I wrote a post with quick instructions on how to find them:

    Thank you for writing this post!

  4. I have been doing a lot more walking than what I used to do, albeit it has fallen a little by the wayside over the past few weeks, I will pick it up again at some point, it did a lot of good for me. Did used to swim twice a week but cut this due to my current circumstances, made me feel good at the time, and yes I do miss it. What about the one’s I would class as ‘natural exercise’, “getting fit without the gym”, as in, keep moving during every day tasks, make exercise work alongside, fit naturally with your daily activities? gardening – exercise, keeping moving as a family or with friends, encourage ‘play’, outdoor ‘play’, ‘activities’ examples, friends playing football, netball, rounders, hockey, volleyball, cross country running, tag (cannot remember how that one was played), some of my childhood favourites. Putting a ‘business’ slant to it, don’t IM someone, don’t pick up the phone, don’t send an email, don’t fill in one of those ahhhhh I hate saying this database fields, get off one’s butt, walk, go and talk to a person, integrate routine exercise with your day 🙂

  5. This post speaks my language. I am all for exercising from the comfort of your home and your surroundings. Gym membership this side of the world is pretty expensive so when I started my fitness journey I made sure I made the most of our local park. One of my favourite tips on your post is the going window shopping one. I normally do that on my lunch breaks and I must admit it’s refreshing!

    Please check out my top 10 at home exercise ideas and let me know what you think 🙂


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