Wouldn’t it be nice if all of us could afford to have a gym in our home? Or pay a personal trainer to help meet our fitness goals?
Not everyone has extra money to put towards big fitness expenses, but the beauty of creating a personal fitness routine is that it’s customizable. The schedule and expense can be tailored to fit your life. Here are a few tips that will help save money.
YouTube is filled with fitness videos from yoga to weightlifting and they are all at your fingertips for free. There are also dedicated apps for smartphones that have hundreds of workout videos. A note of caution, if you are new to working out, technique and proper form are important when it comes to lifting weights or stretching. If you are a novice, consult an expert before getting started. Once you have the basics down, explore the free videos online and craft a workout playlist.
For some workout routines, you will need a bit of equipment. Weights cost money, but if you are committed, they can be worth the expense. Look online for second-hand equipment and shop sales before paying full price. Equipment can quickly add up!
The Great Outdoors
Some fitness routines are as easy as hitting the hiking trail or jogging track, no need to invest in a treadmill or rowing machine. All you’ll need is a quality pair of running shoes and some good socks. There are even apps available to help you ease into your first 5K! It’s like a personal running trainer in your ear each time you step outside.
Skip the Cute Clothes
You do not need a tracksuit to jog. A T-shirt and shorts will do. You do not need yoga pants to do yoga — snug, and stretchy pants, along with a comfortable shirt work just fine. It’s all about being comfortable and safe. As long as you have proper freedom of movement and won’t trip on your clothes, workout clothes can be found in your dresser at home.
Stick to It
Committing to your fitness routine costs zero dollars. Create a workout calendar and get rid of the excuses. You don’t need money to get in shape, but you do need to be consistent.