If you picture someone waking up at the crack of dawn, blurry-eyed and dragging their feet just to get to the gym for a workout, then this post is for you! Getting fit doesn’t have to mean spending a ton of money or forgoing the things that are important to you (like sleep).
Below, I share my top 5 tips for getting fit on a budget.
1 Schedule workouts to fit your schedule—not everyone else’s
To really make strides in improving your health and wellness, it’s important to include healthy activities in your lifestyle. Don’t like getting up way too early to get to the gym? Fit gym time into your schedule after work or on weekends.
2 Join a gym for accountability
Joining the gym with a friend makes it a fun way to socialize and stay active at the same time.
3 Take a walk around the block (or walk to the gym)
With spring here at last and the days getting longer, get some fresh air and enjoy a quick (or long) walk outside wherever you are. This daily activity is completely free and can feel especially refreshing when most of your time is spent indoors.
4 Stretch or practice yoga in the morning or evening.
I’ve been leaving my yoga mat out in the living room lately so that I remember to do some 10-minute stretches in the morning before I start getting ready for work. In the evening, I stretch a bit more or have a relaxing yoga session before bed.
5 Go on an adventure on your days off
Exploring the outdoors is a fun way to stay fit without breaking the bank. You don’t realize how many calories you’re burning or how much your muscles are being worked because you’re with friends, enjoying the scenic view.
You don’t even need to go that far. There are lots of open spaces within your city that you can explore. And no matter the activity, don’t forget to wear the proper gear, like a quality compression shirt, to help you perform better and keep you safe all throughout.
My friends and I like to explore our city together and discover new parks, walking paths, or hiking trails. Hiking, cycling, and walking can be a lot of fun and will keep you within a budget while still ensuring you stay fit and active.