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Working Out on a Budget

Forum topic posted by Coll5 1 year ago

I found some great tips for when you're looking to jumpstart your activity level, but don't have a ton of money to spend at the gym. Some things that I'm going to try:

 

  • Walking or jogging through your neighborhood is just as effective as using an expensive treadmill without having to spend the extra cash. Plus, it's more natural for your body: Outdoor walking doesn't come with handrails, so it improves your body's ability to balance and stabilize itself.
  • Exercise with a friend. Hiring a personal trainer can be a great way to learn safe and effective exercise instruction, but the cost is usually pretty high. Instead of spending $50 or more per session, split the cost with a friend and work out together. Sometimes a good workout partner can be all the motivation you need and you can learn new exercise ideas from each other!

  • There are lots of ways to firm your muscles without spending money on equipment. Gallon containers of water weigh about eight pounds; the half-gallons, four. Jars and cans weigh a bit less and can be effective for working the shoulders.

Does anyone else have any good ideas for working out on a budget???

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Sony497 wrote

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They have lots of good websites if you just look around for exercises that dont involve any weights but still get the job done. Here's a few sites i just looked up to give you an idea, there's many more out there with other lists and hints. Hope this helps some!

http://www.wikihow.com/Work-out-Without-Weights

http://www.criticalbench.com/workout-without-weights.htm

Riverside wrote

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Sometimes I walk to the next subway stop to get a little walk into my day... usually it's less than 10 blocks, but just enough time to get my legs moving and my heart beating.

DrumsC wrote

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Also, if you use the stairs instead of escalators or elevators, it's a workout without paying for a stairmaster.

Laura wrote

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I just posted a link to a website that shows you different exercises that you can do at your desk. Check it out!

Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk!

cesar wrote

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I think walking is great for exercise on a budget. I also have been doing 'exercise' at my desk. I tighten my abs while I sit to pretend I am doing crunches(I hope it's doing something). Same with the derriere. Since my hip surgery, I think that exercise in particular is a good one. I also just stretch at random times during the day.