CrossFit, personal training or gym memberships all cost a fortune and not an option if you’re trying to get out of debt. You don’t have to spend money to get fit. If you’re becoming debt free getting fit can actually be a great source of cheap entertainment. In fact, getting fit can actually save you money! Here are some ideas to get you fitter, faster than ever!
Walking is amazing exercise. It burns a decent amount of calories without putting a lot of stress on your body. In terms of longevity walking may be the best form of exercise. The best bit is it’s not a “hard core” workout, you can enjoy the scenery; listen to the birds or an audio book. Aim for 10,000 steps but anything is better than none.
2. Free Strength Workouts
Want to get strong but can’t afford a gym membership or exercise equipment. Don’t worry, you can get ridiculously strong doing just body weight exercises. All you really need is a chin up bar and your local park will happily supply that for free. You can even walk there and count that towards your “warm up”. Gorilla Workout is a great cheap app with lots of different programs to get you on your way.
3. Cycling to work
This is great exercise and it will save you a lot of money. How much money? When I garaged my car and only cycled everywhere for 6 months I banked $1000, I had to bring lunch with me which saved even more. You don’t have to have to be a lycra clad warrior or even cycle fast to discover it can be quicker than driving when there’s traffic.
Running is amazing exercise and the pavement is free! All you need is shoes, maybe not even that if you want to go barefoot. In good news for the budget conscious research has shown that cheap shoes are often better than expensive running shoes. Running apps like ‘Couch to 5k’are cheap, plentiful and will ease you into getting more distance or time with every workout.
There’s a reason why history’s greatest boxers all skipped, it gets you incredibly fit! YouTube has a huge number of routines you can copy. With all things there are some apps but I would just use a Couch to 5K app.