Stop Paying For Your Gym Membership, Here’s How to Workout for FREE!
August 19th, 2021
The keyword here is free! Going to the gym can get expensive, especially when you get stuck signing a contract. It takes gas to get there along with the desire to wear special workout clothing. Scratch those off your list and settle in with a cup of coffee or a healthy energy drink and hydrate yourself to health at home!
You don’t have to pay a hefty fee to get a great workout. Instead, try out these ways to feel the burn for free. So let’s get started with a whole new meaning of homebody!
Build Your Confidence
Before you get into online classes where people can actually see you, start with a video class! That way you can keep it just between the two of you. The choices are endless with inexpensive and free DVDs at Walmart, Target or online from Amazon and eBay. Make your choices fit your current health situation. In other words, there are videos for beginners as well as advanced workouts. It’s never too late to get in shape, so if you are of the older generation, recovering from a mishap or simply just getting started, choose something that’s easy on joints to avoid injury. Take it a literal step at a time and before you know it you will be on the road to the next level!
Invest in Your Health
Now that you’re seeing progress and are committed to sticking with it, it may be time to invest in some of the new, more exciting ways to work out! Keep your eyes open for giveaways on Peloton bikes! They are a hot item in the sweepstakes world! Purchasing one can be pricey although over time the investment is much cheaper than gym memberships. The Peloton bike is a high-quality exercise bike that lets you work out at home while connecting you to live and on-demand workouts, which means you’ll have instructors to push you to your goals! If you’re not a bike fan, there are treadmills that work in a similar fashion with coaching and accountable motivation!
Yoga is a healthy routine that is doable under any circumstance. However, it’s a whole lot more than sitting with your legs twisted and hands together! It’s called the Gyana Mudra and symbolizes the unity of universal and individual consciousness to direct the flow of energy within the body by using the hands. So there’s some free information for you! Now back to the basics. Yoga is a method of exercise with many benefits that’s easy on the body! These slow-paced stretches can increase strength, balance and flexibility. Yoga can relieve back pain and ease arthritis symptoms along with improving heart health. It provides deep relaxation for better sleep, stress management, increased energy and can even improve your mood! Although you will be more comfortable and stable with a yoga mat, this is one exercise regimen you can follow with no special equipment at all! It’s also something you can enjoy doing as a group.
Walking is a full-body workout that can technically be done at home. You could walk from room to room, up and down stairs or even around the perimeter of your yard. But we can cheat just a little bit on this one and walk around the block or from one end of your street to the other. That’s still basically staying at home! It’s free, you can dress as you like and this facility is open all hours. If it’s hot be sure to wear loose clothing and in all circumstances, hydrate! A brisk walk gives you a great cardio workout, it makes you breathe deeper which works your lungs. Plus, you can’t beat the price…it’s free.
Do What Feels Right
Listening to your body is really an important thing! It will tell you when you’ve had enough or if it is craving more. That being said, make up your own exercise routine! Go hiking, jump rope with your kids, play basketball on your driveway, put up in an expensive badminton net or play kickball. If you have a pool, go swimming and do underwater resistance exercises. You’ll find yourself getting fit while having fun and not thinking of it as a workout at all! Doing something you enjoy will give you the drive and the want to stick with it. And when you’re consistent, you see results. Before you know it you’ll lay down the remote and the bag of chips for your new addiction, moving toward a healthier, happier you!