Working out is something I probably don’t do enough of. However, I always try to find ways to workout that are affordable. I know some people who spend hundreds of dollars each month on working out, and that is just not something I find is needed.
Nothing wrong either way, I just know there are plenty of ways to workout affordably, so why not?
Below are different ways to workout affordable:
1. Workout in your neighborhood.
I like to just get outside and run (well, most of the time I am walking) around the block. The best thing about this is that it is absolutely free. I don’t even have to pay for gas to get anywhere. There is even an elementary school in my neighborhood that has a small running track.
I know that some people do not have the luxury of being able to run in their neighborhood, but even if you could just drive down the street or a few miles away, that is better than nothing. You can run or walk wherever you like, clear your mind, and get an affordable workout in.
2. Borrow fitness DVDs from the library.
This is something my sister used to do all the time. I would then always borrow the DVDs from her. Your library most likely has workout DVDs for you to borrow. You can buy them as well, and either way it will most likely be very affordable.
I like the T25 series the most. It is hard, but I always get a fantastic workout in.
3. Go on a hike.
Where I live, there aren’t a ton of places to hike, but I still try to make do with my surroundings. Even just a fun trail is good enough for me. Hikes are my most favorite way to workout because it doesn’t really ever feel like a workout. Usually it’s just a fun way to pass some time, and time always seems to pass fairly quickly.
Another workout somewhat related to this is riding a bike on a trail. This is a big favorite of mine because you can usually get pretty far and ride a lot of miles, and you can see a lot of beautiful scenery. I never really get bored when I’m riding a bike. However, some people might say that bikes are not affordable. They can be though! And you can buy one and it might last you a long time, thus decreasing the cost per use.
4. Social media is your friend.
I follow a ton of fitness Instagrammers and pins on Pinterest. These are another favorite way of mine to find some great workouts in. It’s all free too!
Well, I guess you need internet, but you could even get that from the library… 🙂
How much do you spend on being fit each month?
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