3 Ways to Stay Fit Without Spending Money on a Gym

Many people prefer to do their workouts at the gym. Some people like the social aspect of it, while others like having a designated place for workouts outside of their homes. But, unfortunately, many gyms are quite expensive, and their memberships are not affordable for everyone. Luckily, there are many ways to work out that do not include going to the gym. You can stay fit in the comfort of your own home while saving a lot of money at the same time.

If you thought working out and staying fit was reserved only for the people who can afford to go to the gym, read through this article for 3 Ways to Stay Fit Without Spending Money on a Gym!

1. Buy Some Simple Equipment

To get started on home, or outdoor workouts, invest in some simple workout equipment. You can find many affordable yoga kits, jumping ropes, resistance bands, kettlebells, and balance trainers on the market. Of course, you do not have to buy them all at once, but make sure you have at least something that you can start using now, so you can get your workout momentum started. Even if you do happen to buy multiple items at once, it’s still cheaper than a lot of gym memberships – and of course they’re yours!

Why waste huge amounts of money on the gym, when you can make a one-time investment and afterward practically work out for free?

2. Take Advantage of Free Workout Videos

Thanks to the internet and the technology we have today, with just a few simple clicks we can find any kind of information or content we want to see. So, if you are motivated to work out and be fit, there is plenty of content you can use for guidance.

No matter if you want to find an ab workout, a leg workout, or cardio exercises, you will surely find a video you like on YouTube. (See the Callie Travel Fit / Emily Elizabeth May video above.) And it does not matter if you are a newbie to the fitness world, or an advanced athlete, you can still find content that suits your abilities. And the best thing is, these kinds of workouts carry lots of possibilities. You can do them with or without equipment, and can practically work out anywhere.

3. Work out With People in Your House or With Your Friends

If you have a family member or a friend who would like to work out as well, then consider working out together with them. Truth be told, it can sometimes be hard to stay motivated and be consistent in your workouts.

If you work out with someone else, it will be easier for you to create your routine and stick to it as the accountability factor is huge! Moreover, whenever you lack motivation, you will have your workout buddy there to help you push through. This way, you will not only stay fit but spend more time with the people you care about, and doing something meaningful too!

Going to the gym is not the only way to work out, and is definitely not suited for everyone. Home and outdoor workouts can be just as effective, and they are certainly significantly cheaper than conventional membership-driven gyms. All you need to do is know what you want to do and get some simple equipment. For workout inspiration, look online for workout videos on YouTube. For motivation, work out with a family member or a friend! 

Do you prefer working out at the gym, at home or outdoors? Let us know in the comments below, and join in the conversation on FacebookTwitter & Instagram!

Jennifer Dawson

Jennifer Dawson is an experienced freelance writer who specializes in food and nutrition. Working in fitness marketing previously gave her a good feel for the industry and since going freelance she has been able to explore her preferred topic areas such as diet types, nutrition and food. Outside of work, Jen enjoys traveling, swimming and spending time with her young family.

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