Frugal Ways to Get Fit -- Savings Experiment

Frugal Ways to Stay Fit
Frugal Ways to Stay Fit

If you're trying to get in shape for the new year, you're not alone. However, when the average cost of a gym membership is nearly $700 a year, you might be feeling a crunch in your budget as you work those abs. Here a few great alternatives that can help you get fit for free.

If you're looking for a variety of workouts you can access anywhere, anytime, give Sworkit a try. From strength and cardio to yoga and Pilates, this free app has lots of great routines to choose from. Simply select which program you want to do, set your workout length and let the video guide you though your routine. The best thing about these exercises is that they only use your own body weight as resistance. No extra equipment or costs are required.

For those of you who want to work out with a familiar face, check out the BeFit channel on YouTube. Here, you'll find over 2,000 videos to choose from, each one featuring celebrity trainers and fitness experts guiding you though a wide range of yoga, strength and body sculpting routines. With new videos being released every few days, you'll definitely have enough fresh content to keep you interested.

Lastly, if you tend to be short on time or just have a short attention span, Seven by Perigee might be for you. Using nothing more than a chair, a wall and your own body weight, this app is no frills, easy to use and best of all, only 7 minutes long.

So remember, with a little dedication, effort and time, you can have a great workout whether you're at the gym or in your own home. Try out these tips and before long, you'll be burning off a few calories without your budget breaking a sweat.

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