Gym memberships are expensive! And some of the home exercise equipment out there are actually more expensive that the price of a gym membership. But there is nothing more important than your health, so let me show you how you can build a better body on a budget.
Start with the most inexpensive but most original form of exercise – walking. The only thing you’ll need is a pair of feet which you already have. Get a good pair of walking shoes for longer walks and that is even better!
House and yard cleaning
You surely clean the house, the garage and your yard, don’t you? Turn that into a fun exercise session by playing loud, upbeat songs. Turn it into a game: Clean for five minutes, then do 20 squats. Take out the trash, and before you come back into the house-walk around the block. Before you know it, you already have burned enough amount of calories and your house is spotless.
Take the stairs
Think Rocky Balboa and sing “Gonna Fly Now” as you run up and down stairs – at home, in the office or just about anywhere where using the stairs can be an option. You see those bleachers at your local track and field area? That would be a great place too! Doing this will help make your leg muscles stronger and give you stronger hips. As a bonus, you get to work on your cardio too!
Go back to being a child
No, I don’t mean for you to act like one but play like one. Grab your jump rope and get to it! If you have kids, play with them on the playground and build stronger arms swinging across monkey bars or have fun at the balance beam and improve your balance too. Give your cardio a boost by playing tag with your kids.
Go here, there and everywhere on a bike
Whenever possible, take your bike. Bikes are fun and can help you burn up to 500 calories in an hour. Try to pedal your way to work at least twice a week and see at least a pound of fat go in a month’s time.
Join activity groups
Have you heard of MeetUp.com? Well, it’s not a dating site, it’s a place to meet like minded folks in your neighborhood. And there are dozens of small groups that meet for morning walks or runs, weight training workouts, biking, hiking and much more.
You may also join other sports leagues and win friends as you become fitter. They could be your buddies who can join you on a hiking trip, another fun activity that is a workout at the same time.
Free Exercise Videos
Did you know we offer free exercise videos online at Workouts On Demand? And every week it’s new and different, and it’s always free! Below is another free workout video called Express Leg & Butt #1 – no equipment is needed. Just press play and you’ve got a free leg workout!
You see, there are ways to integrate exercise into your life without having to spend a fortune. Simply sneak in exercise moves in the things you do on a regular basis and you’d be on your way to building a better body.