Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Green and Frugal: Get Fit for Less

I recently started another blog -- -- to share tips and workouts. So it got me to thinking about frugal ways to stay in shape. As we get older, it gets harder and harder to keep the pounds at bay.

Here are just a few ways:
  • Walk or Run -- All you need are a pair of sneakers and you're off. There are no excuses since you don't need a gym membership. No matter where you are or what the weather may bring, walking or running is the simplest and one of the cheapest forms of exercise that you'll fine.

  • DVDSs -- If you don't have your own exercise DVDs, stop by the local library to borrow some for free. Other options include, eBay or your other favorite site to find cheap exercise DVDs. Again, a cheap way to get a workout since all you need is a TV and DVD player.

  • Free gym membership by working at a gym -- From getting certified to teach exercise classes to working at the front desk or child care center, there are lots of ways to score a free or significantly reduced gym membership. 

  • Scour garage sales or Craiglist for free or cheap gym equipment -- The free section of Craiglist usually has some kind of exercise equipement. I scored a NordicTrack treadmill that retails for $800 for $300 and full gym set for $200 at a garage sale. Now I'm on the search for a Spin or recumbent bike...

What are your frugal tips for staying in shape?
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