Many of us will have prioritised exercise as part of our 2020 new years resolutions. There are limitless benefits to regularly exercising and it is something that all us should definitely prioritise. BUT, it does not have to cost a fortune. You can definitely exercise affordably. In this blog post, I am giving you 7 ways to keep your fitness and exercise goals without spending an arm and a leg. So here we go:
Get outdoors. Not only is it free, it’s beautiful and refreshing and a great way to dust off the cob webs. If you are into hiking, running or just a brisk walk, get outside and exercise.
Workout in the comfort of your own home. Push away the coffee table and make some space for yourself to break a sweat. YouTube being one of the greatest creations of all time is an invaluable resource with tonnes and tonnes of free content. Try taking some classes through YouTube – think dancing, weights, HITT workouts, yoga or pilates.
Try to incorporate more movement in your everyday routine. You can easily increasing the amount of movement you are doing on the daily by making simple changes such as taking the stairs, cycling or walking to work or if that’s not possible then get off the bus or train a few stops early, walk to the shops instead of taking the car, or do household chores like hoovering or mopping. 🙂
Utilise local swimming pools that are inexpensive and handy to get to. Swimming is a favourite past time for many people and it’s indoors so you don’t have to deal with the cold or rain. It can be really affordable too in some local pools and gyms.
Try some free classes or free trials before committing to the expense of a course of classes or a gym membership. Try a few different trials out to make sure you find one that you really like.
Low cost gyms such as FlyeFit or clubs like some local tennis clubs can be a good option but remember they are only worth it, if you actually use it. Think in terms of cost per use. My gym membership costs me €32 per month and I go to the gym approximately 5 times per week. In a 4 week month that’s roughly €1.60 per session.
Some gyms offer off-peak memberships that may suit people who are free to exercise during the middle of the day time while a lot of people are in work. Join a local club or society that can offer low cost ways to keep active for example meetup.com.
So there you have it. 7 different ways to keep to your exercise new year goals this year without breaking the bank. So now you have absolutely no excuse not to go and smash those workouts! 🙂 If eating healthily is also part of your goals this year, you can read my Top 10 Tips for Saving on your Supermarket Shopping here.