Costly gym memberships, personal trainer fees, and expensive equipments at the gym that we cannot have at home- all these factors make our dream of building muscles and keeping fit at a high cost almost impossible to achieve. But you can save your hard-earned money and continue doing workouts using your own body weight, outdoor props, or items you already have around the house!
Let us discuss a few ways to make your fitness journey an economical one:
Plan your workouts
This means sticking to a schedule. Set a specific time for your workout, and limit distractions by turning off the phone, making sure the dog is walked before you start, and, if possible, letting family members know that for 30 minutes or so, they are on their own.
Go for home workouts
Your program has to include 30 to 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise three to five times a week at home. Squats, partial body pushups, modified jumping jacks, chair crunches, and chair dips are some of the workouts you can do at home.
Turn your house equipment into gym equipment
If you think out of the box, you will be surprised at how normal props at home can be substituted as fitness equipment. Use soup cans/jugs for weights, substitute paper plates for body sculpting equipment, use countertops for push-up benches, and your tights for resistance bands.
Use your computer/mobile for motivation and help
You can find exercise-tracking tools, spreadsheets on a number of websites and apps. Use them to create and maintain a training regimen, keep track of your progress, and even share online with friends, family members, and fellow exercisers.
Take a TV exercise break
Pick a different activity for each commercial and do it till the show comes back on. The longer you watch TV, the more exercise you'll get.
Spend little, get a lot
If you have some money to spare on bodybuilding, fitness equipment like dumbbell sets, kettlebells, stability balls, step benches, and instructional DVDs may benefit you.
Follow a healthy diet
It should be consisting of lean proteins and complex carbohydrates including starchy and non-starchy vegetables as well as healthy fats in moderation. They can help you gain lean muscle without having to spend on protein supplements.
Take advantage of the great outdoors
Save money by moving your workout routine to a park, playground, or stadium. Use park benches to do triceps dips, push-ups, and V sit-ups. Try the monkey bars for chin-ups. Or, simply walk around when everything else feels exhausting.
If you have the will to achieve your wellness goals, the budget should not be a hindrance. Apart from the above stated, if you want to drop a budget-friendly way that you have been following or are thinking to adopt in near future, please take advantage of the comment section. Be an inspiration for others.