4 Ways to Get an Inexpensive Workout

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Workout and Get Healthy for Less

Workout and Get Healthy for Less

We all have our excuses: “I just don’t have time.” Or, “I can’t afford a gym membership.” Well, now you can cross at least one excuse off your list. There are tons of inexpensive, sometimes even FREE, exercise options on the market today that will give you a great workout. Check out some of our favorites:


The online movie rental service isn’t just for blockbuster hits. Now, you can stream instantly a wide variety of exercise videos straight to your TV. From pilates and yoga to kickboxing and step aerobics, there’s something for every fitness level and personality type.

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Simply go to the “Watch Instantly” choices, and select “Workouts.” Of course, you can always order them to be delivered, but instant is so much more… well, instantaneous. Our favorites are the “10 Minute Solution” videos, which incidentally, will help with excuse #1 from above (i.e. “I just don’t have the time”). Get a plethora of options for less than $10 per month! Check out Amazon Instant Video for even more options.

Workout DVDs

Although fitness videos have been around forever, there has recently been a major upsurge in the number of quality workout DVDs available. If you want a workout that will deliver real results fast, your best bet is fitness guru Jillian Michaels. The well-known trainer from TV’s “The Biggest Loser” just came out with a new video called “Ripped in 30,” which features four levels of workouts over a four week period. For less than $10, you can have one of the best trainers in America working out with you in your own living room.

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Free Hiking Trails

As the weather is starting to warm up, there’s no better way to welcome Spring than to get outside. Nearly every city in the United States has beautiful walking trails for residents to use, free of charge. Take advantage of these free options! It’s time we get out of our cubes and get moving. To find the best hiking trails in your area, visit Trails.com.

Group Buying Websites

We’ve touted these group buying websites before, usually for restaurant savings, but this time we’re looking at fitness. Nearly every day, some yoga studio, boot camp or gym membership is being offered at up to 90 percent off on sites like Groupon and Living Social. It’s a great way to try out different fitness regimes and find one that works best for you. And best of all, you’ll be saving a ton of money!

No more excuses. There’s not a person in America that can’t afford to exercise. Let’s get moving!

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