New Year fitness goals don’t have to break the bank. Today I’m going to share a few budget friendly tools I’ve come across online to get in shape. The list will cover fee-based and free programs for both those with gym access and those without.
Well it’s officially a New Year! Along with most everyone else I’ve spoken to one of my top goals this year (again) is finally get in shape. As I have a full-time corporate job my personal excuses for failure are time, energy, and knowing what exercises to do. I definitely need a personal trainer, video, or pictures to follow. Not being a morning person working out before work has never become habit. I do have a $10 monthly gym membership however the times I’ve gone after work the place was a zoo with little room to move around. The idea did cross my mind to go home first, eat dinner, and go to the gym later but my record was spotty and eventually laziness took over. While I don’t go to the gym consistently I’ve decided to keep my cheap gym membership for now as family members have moved in and home workout space has become limited. For the past few months the greatest success I’ve had in exercise consistency are nights I’ve chosen short, intensive home workout sessions. After some research I narrowed down the tools I will be utilizing to reach this year’s fitness resolution.
Budget Fitness Program Type
Home workout – little or no equipment
Free: Zuzka Light’s YouTube channel: vast variety of videos that you can mix and match to fit your intensity
Free: Zuzka’s Zgym website: Free beginner’s 9 week program and schedule
Free: BeFit’s YouTube channel: again lots of programs to choose from based on goals
Free: Fitness Blender’s YouTube channel: Over 500 fitness video guides to pick from
Fee-based: Zuzka’s Zgym: Once you’ve completed the above beginner series continue to advanced programs for $9.99 a month
Gym equipment workouts
Fee or Free: If you have a gym memberships take advantage of the group classes
Free: Head on over to my blogs Pinterest page. I’ve setup a board specifically to save gym equipment circuits I’ve come across.
Free: Bodybuilder.com: enter your gender and goals then browse free fitness plans and programs
After reviewing the above list I’ve decided to not make my fitness goal too overwhelming I’ll complete one smaller goal and build from there. I’ve chosen to first successfully follow the Zgym free 9 week beginner schedule. The schedule has daily 15-20 minute guided video classes. I’ll be able to start and finish my workouts faster than getting ready and driving to the gym.
Is fitness a goal for you? Have you used any of the above tools? Comment below what workout programs or guides you are looking to complete.