Exercising on a Budget



Who says you need a gym to get snatched, Queen? You don’t need a lot of equipment or time to dramatically change your body and fitness level. Even if you’re on a budget, you can still build a body you can be proud of.

Use these strategies to get in the best shape of your life without needing a gym:

  1. Calisthenics. Your body weight is all the resistance you really need to get in great shape. Remember PE back in the day? You would do push-ups, sit-ups, squats, and other calisthenics. There are plenty of exercise examples online.

  2. Set up a simple program and try to do just a little more each week. You can make great progress if you’re consistent. A few push-ups, sit-ups, and squats each day will do wonders for your body without needing a gym membership.

  3. Jump rope. A jump rope is inexpensive and a great form of exercise. You can get your calves, heart, and lungs in amazing shape. Jumping rope is great for your coordination too.

  4. Run, walk, bike. Running and walking are free. If you already have a bike, biking is free too. These can be great cardiovascular exercises which enhance your health in numerous ways.

  5. Exercise videos. Cable TV and the internet have countless exercise programs you can watch. Whether you like aerobics, boot-camp-style workouts, or Pilates, there are endless options for learning and following along. Most of the options are 100% free too.

  6. Yoga. Yoga is another option you can do in the comfort of your home or at the park. A morning routine of following along with a yoga program on TV or YouTube can change your life.

  7. Find and follow a diet that works for you. Exercise is only part of the answer to getting in great shape. Your diet plays a huge part too. It can be challenging to find an eating plan that you enjoy that is also healthy. Keep working on it until you find something that clicks. Get your diet under control, Queen, and you’ll be amazed by your progress.

  8. Hike. Hiking can be more challenging than walking. You can also spend some time in nature too. Hiking can also be a great group activity if you don’t feel like getting in shape alone.

  9. Drink water. Water is another important component of getting into good shape. Your body is predominantly water, and your cells need water to work properly.

  • Calorie-free and healthy aren’t necessarily the same thing. There’s more and more evidence that artificial sweeteners contribute to overeating and type 2 diabetes, so stick with water!

Gyms can be expensive and inconvenient. Avoid both of these disadvantages by working out at home. A few calisthenics and a quick run are all anyone needs, but if you want to take things to the next level, we definitely recommend the No Gym, No Problem Challenge and workout program from I’m Rock Solid Fitness. Baybeee, let us tell you…if you want to get right, this will get you there and fast!

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