Save Money & Get Fit

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Gym memberships can be expensive. Exercise equipment can cost a lot of money. You don’t have to break the bank to get fit. You don’t have to let the cost of a gym membership or the cost of exercise machines be a stumbling block to your fitness. There are plenty of low-cost and free ways to get fit. Turn every day activities into a workout. Take a brisk walk before work and after work. Use the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk or bicycle to work. Play a game of one-on-one basketball with your child after work and school. Every day activities, such as mowing the lawn, vacuuming the carpet and gardening are excellent free ways to get some exercise. There are many low-cost options to getting fit, too.
If you really want a treadmill, you don’t have to shell out a couple thousand dollars. Shop around to find the best buy. Consider buying used and reconditioned equipment. Gyms sometimes sell older equipment when they upgrade or replace equipment. Sporting goods and fitness equipment stores often sell used equipment at a huge discount. Check online for used equipment, too. Dumbbells, free weights and exercise bands are inexpensive when bought new but are a real deal when you can find them used. Fitness balls and jump ropes are also inexpensive. 
Fitness videos can be rented from video stores,  rented online or viewed on the Internet via podcasts. You can also find fitness videos at department stores. Choose a video that fits with your current level of fitness and is endorsed by a certified fitness trainer. 
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About Robin R.
I’m an AFPA certified personal trainer & nutrition consultant, NASM certified corrective exercise specialist, NASM certified youth exercise specialist, online fitness coach and freelance writer specializing in health and fitness. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Science in natural health. I specialize in weight loss, functional strength training, total body toning, aerobic conditioning, plyometric training, nutrition planning, and home-based boot camp style workouts for women. My goal is to make every personal training session fun and effective for my clients. My services include both in-home personal training and online fitness coaching.

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