Posted in Fitness by inMotion Life
In many ways, a gym is the ideal arena for people looking for inspiration to be active. A gym after all is a special little space carved into our planet, specifically geared towards fitness. A shrine to good health, as it were. Not to mention, a gym has more equipment and offers more amenities than most people can afford to have in their own home. Let’s face it, how many people do you know who are able to fit out their house with a gym, sauna, free weight room, cycle room, and juice bar?
So for those who would like to live a healthy lifestyle, a gym membership is often the next logical step. There’s only one problem standing between some of us, and going to gym – the cost. Even the most bare-bones gym isn’t cheap, and if you’re looking to join a gym that offers a juice bar alongside the elliptical machines, you’re possibly looking at an investment of several hundred dollars in membership and startup fees.
For most of us who are looking to live on a budget or have monetary concerns that are more pressing, a gym might not be an option. The good news? Living healthily and being fit doesn’t necessarily have to be a huge monetary commitment. It certainly can be, but it’s more important to make a mental and physical commitment to wellbeing, rather than throwing your wallet at a gym. Even the most expensive gym won’t get you fit if you never go.
For those who would like to work out but keep their pocketbooks lined, here are two big tips on getting fit while saving money that we all know of, but might not consider seriously enough.
Seems obvious, but you really don’t need access to a treadmill to get your cardio done. Many people end up preferring to run outside, as it’s a chance to enjoy some fresh air and the great outdoors. If you have knee problems that preclude you from running on cement, try the outdoor track at your local school. It’s totally free and is specifically designed to be kind to your joints. You can even try running or cycling to work if killing two birds with one stone is your thing…
Body Weight Training
Instead of relying on expensive weights or gym memberships, try push ups, sit ups, lunges, crunches, and other exercises that use your own body weight as resistance as an alternative way to stay fit. You can also try exercising at home with a partner.
So there you go, you no longer have money as an excuse not to get fit and stay healthy. We guarantee you will feel great in a month or two!
If you have any questions or you have money saving tips for getting fit of your own, leave a comment below.