How To Save Money On Your Fitness Expenses
Gym memberships, athletic shoes, 10 pairs of black compression leggings, equipment, socks...Yes fitness expenses can add up! This can actually deter people from actually starting a fitness routine. Lord knows we do not want that! Today I'm sharing some ways you can save money on your fitness expenses.
#1. Workout at home.
I'm just going to go ahead and start with this one because some people think you HAVE to belong to a gym to get yo sweat on. This is simply not the case. I know some people are motivated by the atmosphere of the gym ... but if you can't afford it, you can't afford it.
I have RARELY had a gym membership in my life. Mind you, I have worked at gyms and had free access through the military but even then I would often find myself getting the best workouts at home.
You want to talk about motivation? Billy Blanks and Jillian Michaels have been the only motivation I needed in the past. If you don't know how to create a home workout, DVD's and YouTube are great resources to start. Even better they are free or most times under 10 bucks. You could also take your workout outside and go for a run or bike ride all for free.
#2. Shop sales.
With so many athletic wear brands on the market, you can easily build a fitness wardrobe for cheap. I personally like to shop the sales. I have a few high-priced fitness items but not very many. I usually head to Target or Old Navy to see what athletic wear they have on sale and they almost always have some. I also stock up on Skirt Sports gear using my ambassador discount code (here's one for youWBI20) I love their high quality items.
Groupon and Living Social are great places to find deals on fitness classes and equipment. You can get everything from Crossfit to Barre or even 5k entries at a fraction of the regular cost. You can just go on their websites or download their apps and search "health and fitness". Literally a hundred local classes and gyms will populate. Then just select what is within your budget and you'd like to try out. You're welcome.
#3. Budget for it.
Fitness is a priority to me and my family, so we budget for fitness related expenses. In our monthly budget we have a category for gym/fitness expenses. This means our gym, runs, hikes, clothes and all of these things are accounted for in our budget. When you plan for these things, it makes it much easier to spend the money on them.
#4. Use Fitness Apps.
I wrote an entire post called "6 must have fitness apps for your smart phone" check it out here. It lists all of my favorite smart phone apps that I use for my fitness. Even better, they are all FREE! A few other apps to check out that I didn't mention that are great for saving on fitness expenses are: Pump Up, Couch to 5K, Sworkit, and Wahoo 7.
Well friends I hope these tips have been helpful. I wouldn't want finances to keep anyone from getting and staying fit and healthy!
Can you add anything to this list?
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