What these big stores DON'T want you to know is that you can do a lot of the exercises they are pushing WITHOUT the big equipment.
*******PLEASE NOTE:BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY NEW WORKOUT OR EXERCISE ROUTINE, SPEAK WITH YOUR DOCTOR*******
Got a second floor to your house or a set of basement stairs? Perfect, my own private stairmaster awaits me in the comfort and privacy of my home. I just turn on my MP3 player and my cardio is done for he day.
Have some heavy bottles, cans or boxes? Free weights for free! My personal favorite is using the bottle of pancake syrup as a free weight. 36 ounces of buttery muscle building. When I'm comfortable, I plan to graduate to a 12 pack of soda cans.
If you are like me, you like people yelling at you to "Keep moving!" and "Don't give up!" Exercise tapes can be fun and help you be successful, but they can also be expensive! Most retail somewhere in the $15 range, though some can go as high as $30. I'm not looking to spend any money on anything, whether I use it every day or not. My local library is a great resource for all things, including VHS (yes, I know it is 2015) and DVDs. Borrowing tapes is free, plus I get a variety of different kinds of exercises. Free is for me!
So, my loyal readers (and hopefully you are out there) save some cash this Winter, and get creative while you get in shape!
PS - Still in the market for some "new" equipment? Check out these sites for some great at home fitness deals and tips for those on a budget
www.freecycle.com - here you can find exercise equipment and or videos that people are looking to GIVE away. check here before spending any money in the stores. but buyer beware, and be careful folks!
www.youtube.com - a plethora of at home workout videos abound on this free site. pick and choose to make your perfect workout
*****ONCE AGAIN PLEASE CONSULT A DOCTOR BEFORE YOU BEGIN ANY EXERCISE ROUTINE******