And here are some of my favourite ways to get fit for free:
- Go for a Walk (or Run) - one of the best forms of exercise is walking. It's low impact, easy to do and you don't need any fancy equipment other than a good pair of shoes. Did you know there's even walking marathon's? There's a lady in my neighbourhood who walks (or should I say practically jogs) past our house everyday and she's out there for hours. And I can tell you she's one fit lady! On top of the physical benefits, it's also a great way to de-stress, clear your head or get creative.
- Calisthenics - or body weight exercises. Yup, those things you hated in gym class are actually really good for getting in shape. I'm talking about Lunges, Squats, Push-Ups, Sit- Ups, Plank, Dips, Jumping Jacks. Essentially, strength exercises just using your body weight. Best part is they're free and can be done just about anywhere. A quick search will generate tons of workout's using nothing but your own body. Check out some of my favourites HERE.
- Watch a video - well not just any video, an exercise video. Don't have any? Ask a friend and they're bound to have at least a couple you could borrow. Or you can always check out your library, you can rent them for free and work on your Jazzercise moves in your living room. I don't have a lot of space for aerobics videos, but I do enjoy a Yoga or Pilates class on my TV.
- Back to School - what I mean is check out your local schools. Many of our schools offer various classes in the evenings for next to nothing. I just signed up to do a Yoga class with my girlfriend on Thursdays. You can even check out local churches and libraries too. The classes I have taken have all been taught by experienced, professional instructors and I'm still puzzled on how they are such a great price. My upcoming Yoga class is about 75% cheaper than what you'd pay at a studio. Sweet!