As your New Year’s resolution, you may have made a deal with yourself to workout more. You may have also made a resolution to save more money, which means that a gym membership may not be in your budget. However, do not fear, there are plenty of ways to get workouts in and be more healthy and not spend a ton of money. You will be working out more, but there are ways to prevent excessive sweat.
Here are different ways to get a workout in (whether they be big or small) and not spend a ton of cash.
Use a fitness DVD.
You might be thinking, but I have to buy it! Some of these can be anywhere from $50 to $100 as well, but you don’t have to pay full price. You could borrow an old DVD from a friend, buy it used, or even just borrow it from your library.
Also, with a fitness DVD, you just have to buy it once if you do end up buying it. You can use it over and over again and not have to dish out extra cash.
Use Youtube to your advantage.
If you don’t want to spend any amount of money on a DVD, then there are always plenty of workouts that you can find online on websites such as Youtube. There are also plenty of fitness blogs and websites that can help you out as well.
Go on a hike.
There are hiking spots all over, and I’m going to guess that there’s a place near you where you can go on a hike that gets you to sweat. These can also be fun because you can explore new areas and enjoy your environment as well. Who wants to work out in a boring gym every day?
Skip the elevator or escalator.
Yes, these are usually more convenient, but you should be searching for stairs if you can.
Running outside to me is always much better than running on a treadmill. Go for a run outside and give your dog some exercise as well if you have one.
Walk a little further.
Are you one of those people who stalks parking spaces? STOP! You are probably wasting time anyways if you tend to drive around in circles around the parking lot multiple times. You might as well just park and walk and get some extra exercise in.
What frugal workout ideas do you recommend?