I talk to a lot of people and a lot of them have the same excuse when it comes to exercising, getting in shape, losing weight, etc… They say that they have a desire to exercise, but they just simply can’t find room in their budget for a gym membership. There are also other common excuses, such as “I want to workout, but who would watch my kids,” or “I want to get in shape, but I don’t want to run.”
These are just excuses to me and I’m going to show you how you can get around all of these problems. You don’t have to go to a gym membership to get a good workout. You don’t have to worry about someone watching your kids and you don’t have to run to get in shape. Below, I’m going to list 4 ways you can get the exercise you need, but you won’t have to spend a dime for it.
#1. Go to Pinterest
This may sound crazy, because to get some exercise you’re going to have to get off of the computer. Well, you need to do some research beforehand. I went to Pinterest and started looking up exercise routines that I could do in the comfort of my own home. Typically, you’ll find bodyweight workouts or you may find some that require equipment that you may even already have in your home. If not, your friend may have the equipment and they may be willing to let you borrow it or just give it to you.
In a very short amount of time I was able to find a ton of results on Pinterest for workouts. The Pinterest pins I found can very anywhere from 5 minute workout videos all the way up to 20 minute workout videos. Also, there were tons of picture examples of workouts that came up, so you can see how to do workouts in the proper form. Some of these pictures also had text on them that provide you with a whole workout routine to perform.
If you find a move you’d like to do, but the instructions aren’t up to par, you can always Google the move to find the proper form.
#2. Go to YouTube
YouTube is one of the biggest and best resources you have at your fingertips and it’s completely free. Instead of buying all of those expensive DVDs you see on TV that guarantee results, you can find some excellent videos on YouTube that guarantee results. I personally searched for “Cardio Workout” on YouTube and there were thousands of results that popped up. Choose the workout that looks best to you and then go for it.
#3. Go to the Library
The next time you are out, you could stop by the library before returning home. The library, even though you may think is only for books, has a ton of workout DVDs that you can take home with you. Also, you will likely be able to find a book in the library that contains pictures of workouts and their proper forms.