Signing up for a gym membership may seem like a good way to invest in your health, and while it may help to keep you fit and toned, the costs can also make your wallet a lot slimmer. Nowadays, the average cost of a gym membership is just under $60 a month, however, most of it goes to waste as 67% of memberships go unused. While investing in your health and well-being may be one of the best decisions that you could make in your life, there are other things that you can do to get fit without spending a fortune. To get in shape for less, try working out at home.
Benefits of working out at home
One of the best things about working out is that when it’s done on a regular basis, you can get good results no matter where you choose to do it. Exercising at home means that you get to save money on workout clothes because you can wear whatever you want and not worry if your shirt is too old or if your socks are mismatched. You can also start exercising right away as you don’t have to change into workout clothes or wait in line to use the fitness machines. Best of all, you get to play your own music, and you don’t feel self-conscious because no one else is around. By working out at home, you get to focus on what matters most—exercising, without all the other distractions that you can find at a gym. Here are a few inexpensive ways to workout from home.
Doing the P90X3 workout only takes 30 minutes a day for 90 days, so it may be the right fit for you if you’re pressed for time or if you’re trying to get in shape within a certain time frame. While you need little to no equipment, you can use dumb bells, resistance bands, and a yoga mat for a better workout experience. Plastic dumb bells that can be filled with water don’t cost a lot, or you can use soup cans or big bottles of water instead of dumb bells if you don’t want to spend anything at all.
Try workout DVDs
Workout videos have come a long way since the 80’s when Jane Fonda, Richard Simmons, and all those jazzercise videos were all the rage. Today, you can find a wide variety of workout DVDs for just a few dollars in online stores, so take your pick from Zumba, hip hop, Tae Bo, HIIT, or anything else that interests you.
Workout to a YouTube video
To do this, all you need is an internet connection, your laptop, and you’re good to go. There are lots of YouTube exercise channels that will help to keep you in shape without spending a single cent. For a fun way to break out a sweat, try Keaira LaShae’s Reggae Dancehall Workout or the Beyonce “Move Your Body” Full Workout Routine.
Your health matters, but so do your finances, and exercising at home will help strengthen your body without doing a number on your wallet. Try any of these tips to get fit without breaking the bank.
Contributed by freelance writer.
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