How to Get Great Workouts Without Paying a Gym Membership

Posted on 01/05/2012

Did you resolve to shed pounds, chisel your abs or run a six minute mile? Don’t let the cost of a gym membership prevent you from achieving your fitness goals for 2012. You can get a great workout without paying a gym membership.

Netflix Do you have a Netflix membership? It costs as little as $8 a month and your first month is free. Not only can you watch movies, but there are also lots of fitness videos available. Grab your fitness ball and turn on a video like “10 Minute Solutions”.

Hit the Stairs
Running stairs is a great cardio workout, plus it’s good for shaping up your backside and strengthening your legs. Live in a single story home? Head to a parking garage where you’re sure to find plenty of flights. And you won’t have to pay for a parking spot.

Free Online Workouts
Burn calories without leaving home. Put your computer to work by pulling up free online workouts. Beginners and advanced alike will enjoy the full body workouts at

Try Group Buying Sites
Websites like Groupon and Living Social are offering up plenty of opportunities for deeply discounted workouts. For instance Groupon recently sold passes to Golds Gym for as little as $19, which is lower than most memberships. This is also a great way to try out new workouts like boot camp or hot yoga.

Tap Into Connections
Some workplaces, schools and apartment buildings offer free access to fitness facilities. Find out if any friends or family members can help you get in. These smaller workout rooms may not have the full range of resources that a gym has, but it also won’t have the repeating price tag.

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