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Fitness on a Budget

by Marissa on April 29, 2013

Fitness on a Budget Where I Need to Be

It’s true I love clothes, shoes and boutique fitness classes. But as a business owner, I’m extra careful with how I spend my money.

When I left my full-time office job, I scrutinized my once exorbitant spending habits and realized I needed to cut back to get ahead. Clothes, shoes and classes all had to go.

Truthfully, if you’re a fitness fanatic like me living in a big city, staying in tip top shape can be costly. After a year, I’ve managed to find the best ways to stay fit on a budget.

  • First-time Free: If it’s your first time taking class, some studios offer a free class and/or a low introductory rate on your first class package. For example, Chaise23 has a 3 for $33 special and Bikram Yoga Herald Square offers a weekly unlimited package for $45 and a monthly unlimited for $95 for first time customers.
  • Partner Up: If you have a blog, work in the wellness space or have a prominent social media presence, some studios may be open to offering free or discounted classes in exchange for promotion on your site and within your community. Terms and conditions will vary with the studio. Explore this option only if you’ve developed an authentic relationship and it feels right to ask.
  • Get Outside: With nicer weather here to stay (hopefully), get outside and take in some fresh air. Explore new running trails and bike paths and put park benches to use for strength and resistance training. Use the free Charity Miles app to challenge yourself with distance and raise  money for a charity of your choice while biking, running or walking.
  • Pin and Win: Search Pinterest for indoor and outdoor strength and cardio workouts that can stand alone or be paired with a complementary workout. Check out my Fitness on a Budget pin board to get started.

Remember, with any kind of workout or exericse, to see see results, you have to be consistent. So find an activity or activities you love and stick with it!

What about you? How do you stay fit without blowing your budget? Leave a comment to let me know!

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