Do you want to get in better shape, but the cost, time and inconvenience of it is holding you back? Whether you like exercising at a gym, or if you prefer to get in shape outdoors or at home, you have some great options. So get your workout gear ready and read on to learn how to get fit without spending a lot of money.
Take Advantage of Specials at Your Local Gym.
Many gyms have great membership deals, year round, for people who want to get fit or lose weight. Ask prospective gyms for a free trial, as most of them offer 1 week free. It’s important to know which gym is best suited for you, and whether you can commit to traveling back and forth to workout. Also, read your membership agreement prior to signing. My pet hate is ‘gym membership fees.’ I never pay them because I say, “I’d love to join your gym but I am not happy paying the membership fee”, and most gyms will waive this fee. This can be a great way to save money.
Try an Experienced Personal Fitness Coach (or Trainer)
If you’re fairly new to exercising, hiring a personal fitness coach for 6-12 weeks is a great investment for your health. A professional coach ( or Trainer) will evaluate your fitness goals and create a specific exercise program designed to get you in your best shape and fitness. You’ll also learn how to stay motivated and perform each exercise correctly, avoiding injuries. Training programs can be designed for working out at the gym or in your home. If you want to achieve the best results, and be fit and toned without wasting your time. I recommend that you hire a experienced qualified health and fitness coach in your area.
There are so many great options for exercising outdoors, and most of them are free or cheap to join. You can head out to your local park for a yoga routine or head to the track for a run or walk. Search the internet for hiking or walking trails in your area, as community biking, hiking, running, tennis, swimming clubs and more are everywhere. Groups of friendly and like-minded people can really help motivate you to be regular and stay on target.
Tap Into free or special resources online to help motivate you to exercise at home.
If you have a computer or smart phone, you can access hundreds of fitness routines and workout videos that are free. Instagram is one of my favorites for checking out workout routines.
On YouTube you can find many exercise videos designed to help you achieve your fitness goals. Your local library is another great resource for free stuff; there you can borrow DVDs on everything from weight training to yoga. You just might find the workout routine that is suited to your lifestyle that you didn’t know about. You’ll also find a great section of books dedicated to fitness, exercise and nutrition, all for free!
* If your doctor has cleared you for exercise, then no excuses!!
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