With gyms costing upwards of $50 a month, exercise can be pricey. Here is a guest post from Kyle James of Rather-Be-Shopping.com on how to stay in shape on the cheap:
Three years ago, I was at my annual physical, and my doctor told me I was 45 pounds overweight. Of course, I already knew this, as the mirror does not lie! But I was the king of procrastination and kept telling myself, "I will start working out next month." Next month would come and go, and, still, I did nothing.
But having my doctor tell me the health risks associated with extra weight did the trick for me. After all, I want to be at my children's college graduation ceremonies and weddings. So I vowed to get in shape. It took a year and a half of hard work and dedication, and I am proud to say that I lost the weight and feel great about myself. Plus, I did it frugally. No expensive gym membership or home gym system.
Here are a few of the things I did:
Unfortunately, I cannot say I spent no money getting in shape and losing weight. I did buy a mountain bike and some free weights. In both cases, it was money well spent because they helped me reach my goals, and they didn't require a start-up fee and monthly dues like a gym membership.
What are your tips for getting in shape without spending a lot of money? I look forward to your comments.
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