Gyms or private studios can carry a big price tag along with them.  On top of that, it’s an extra stop of your way home after work or a destination completely out of the way.  Why not take advantage of your home and save some money at the same time while getting a great workout?  There are so many options for working out at home, you only need to know where to look and have the commitment to stick to a plan.  Get your sweat on with a few of these ideas.

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Running and Walking

Nothing says free like running or walking outside.  The world is your oyster with endless possibilities for getting a good sweat session right in your own backyard.  Make a good playlist and pound that pavement.  Sign up for a 5K or 10K to give yourself a goal to be working towards.  There are lots of good apps that help track your routes to making planning easier like “Couch to 5K.”  It’s a free way to get in shape and work towards something all at the same time.

Streaming Workouts

Workout from the comfort of your own home right in front of your TV.  It couldn’t be easier – you can even work out in your pajamas if it suits you.  With streaming services like Beach Body on Demand or Peloton, there’s no excuse to not work out.  In the time it would take you to drive to the gym or studio, you could already be done working out and hitting the showers.  Other great ways to use technology for self-care are yoga guidance or mediation apps.  Clear your head and gain new perspective without having to roll out a mat in a crowded room full of yogis in odd positions.  With streaming workouts from home, you’ll not only save money and also time. 

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Follow Along Programs

Pinterest has so many ideas for easy to follow programs of circuit training.  Choose what type of work out you’d like or what areas you’d like to focus on and voila!  You have endless ideas and lineups to work out in the comfort of your own home.  You can choose a new one to tackle every week to keep it interesting and engaging or select a few to create a custom workout made just for you.  There are even programs that have playlists attached for run/walk workouts.  Make the most of the internet and save money trying programs that are crowd sourced from a wealth of knowledge. 

Buddy System

It’s important when working out from home to have accountability and goals.  Part of the reason why people pay for a gym membership is so they have motivation to use it and work out.  Enlist a friend or support system to help keep you on track during your efforts.  It’s easy to not complete a workout when going at it from home.  Set a goal to buy yourself something nice with the money you save by not having a gym membership, but only if you complete all your at-home workouts. 

Working out does not need to cost hundreds of dollars.  There are plenty of resources to get a good sweat on without breaking the bank.  Try some of these ways to make working out at home work for you

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