I recently read an article from sparkpeople.com called “25 Ways to Get Fit for Less than $25.” Since I recently cancelled my gym membership to try and save some money, this article inspired me. So being cheap like I am, I wanted to share the top five ways to get fit for free!
1. Library. Your local library has many varieties of DVD's, VHS tapes and fitness books to help you get fit.
3. Walking or Running. Get outside and just do it. Load the kids in the stroller and get moving. Go around your neighborhood or go to the park.
4. Jump rope. Who doesn't have a jump rope lying around? Did you know that based on an average 150lb person, jumping rope for 15 minutes burns 125 calories?
5. Play with your kids. Play tag, hide and seek, duck-duck-goose, football, soccer, or turn on some music and dance. Your kids will have so much fun and you will reap the benefits of getting in your exercise.
I hope these things will inspire you and help you stop using excuses for why you can't workout. It inspired me!
Now what about you? What are your favorite ways to workout that don't cost anything?