Slash The Cost Of Your Workouts With These Smart Strategies

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The price of your gym membership getting you down? Well, don't worry because there are some smart strategies you can use to get just as good a workout, but without spending as much money. In fact, you can read about five of them in my post below. 

Practice HIIT At Home 

HIIT is short for High-Intensity Interval Training, and it's a type of workout that has become increasingly popular over the last few years. The main advantage to exercising in this way is that because of the reversed intervals, where you exercise harder for longer, and rest for a shorter space of time, you can cut down the time of your workout without reducing its efficacy. 

However, what a lot of people don't realize is that there is another advantage to HIIT training and it's that it can save your money too. The reason for this is because, while you can do HIIT on a treadmill, or bike, either at the gym or on the running track or road, you don't actually need to access specialist equipment to work out in this way. In fact, all you need to do is work out how long your high-intensity intervals need to be. 

What that means is you can run sprints in your living room or garden if you want, do walk-run intervals in the street or on the road, and pretty much workout whenever and wherever. Something that makes a gym membership all but redundant if you so choose, thus saving you a pretty penny while maintaining some excellent results. 

Use An App 

Next, when it comes to getting good results from your workout, you can do no better than engage a personal trainer. After all, it's not just the added attention that you get from them in term of perfecting your techniques, but also the boost that they provide to your motivation as well. 

Of course, personal training is expensive, and for many people, a single weekly session is all they can realistically afford. Something that means they can't access the benefits of personal training on a daily basis. 

Happily, all this is about to change because it is now possible to get help get help from Aaptiv's world-class personal trainers via your phone. This being a service that will not only allow users to select their workout from a vast number of options but will also offer the tailored help a personal trainer can provide at a much more reasonable cost. 

There are a wide variety of helpful fitness apps and workout software to help you achieve your fitness goals.

Go For Bodyweight Exercises 

Next, when it comes to cheap workouts, you can’t do any better than teaching yourself some bodyweight exercises. The reason being that you use the body’s own tension to push against, meaning you don't need to pay out for any specialist equipment at all. Just check out the video below for some help. 

Take Good Care Of Your Workout Gear 

While many of the methods listed in the post don't require any special machinery like bikes, treadmills, rowing machines, or weights, it is worth mentioning that for your own safety and comfort you will need to invest in workout gear including clothing and training shoes. 

Of course, many of these can be expensive, especially if you go for items at the higher end of the range. With that in mind, it's well worth knowing exactly what you are looking for while you shop, as well as how to properly take care of the items you do buy. Something that will help them last as long as possible even with the heavy usage they will get if you are exercising regularly. 

To that end, following the washing and drying instructions is crucial when it comes to clothing. With your training shoes, it's essential that you pick ones that are not only comfortable, but that also support your gait while you move as well. The reason being that if you choose the wrong shoes, it cannot only be unsafe, but they will also wear out a great deal quicker too, and you will then have to spend more money to replace them much faster. 

No Need To Invest In Weights 

Lastly, do remember that even if you want to do some free weights work, you don't need to spend a fortune to do so. You can lift everyday items around the house instead or workout outdoors.

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You could even get creative and use food items like a bag of oranges. Oranges aren't just healthy to eat, you can use them instead of expensive weights as well! A great frugal entrepreneur hack for sure! 

In fact, while you can find plenty of free weight and bench sets to purchase online, you can actually skip buying your own personal set altogether, and use household items like bottles of water, tins of food, and even bags of oranges instead. Something that means you can get a genuinely effective free weight workout without spending a dime!

Cut Costs With Frugal Fitness

Working out can be as expensive or frugal as you want or need it to be. Keep these tips in mind to make sure you can workout on a budget and get the real results you are striving for.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post about how to slash the cost of your workouts with frugal and smart workout strategies.

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