Tip # 3: Workout at Home
I used to have a gym membership, but once the family started growing we began looking for ways to save money.
Gym memberships can cost anywhere from $10 to $40 per month plus the cost of gas to drive to and from the gym. Since every little bit counts I began researching ways to workout at home.
Here are a few ways that I have found over the years to get a great workout in at home.
- Wii Fitness and other similar interactive games like it.
- Walking or jogging
- Body weight workouts (squats and push-ups)
Walking and body weight workouts have turned out to be my favorite.
I walk during my lunch hour at work nearly every week day. Close to 3 miles in about 45 to 50 minutes.
The body weight workouts are really effective. If you can control your own body, that is all that most people need to be in good shape. Gymnasts are a perfect example.
I challenge you to try doing about 50 body squats in a row and give me a report the next day on how you feel. I guarantee that, if you have not done it before, you will be walking gingerly for the next few days. it only takes about 5 to 10 minutes to get a great body weight workout in and you will be wore out.
One of the best resources out there for body weight exercises can be found at http://www.combatconditioning.com.
You don’t need a gym to be healthy and in shape. Workout at home and save some money.
What other home workout tips have you found to be effective? Please leave a comment.
In case you may have missed them, here are links to Money Saving Tips 1 and 2.