Looking for an alternative to a pricey gym membership?
Start by turning ordinary household items into equipment. Chairs can be used for push-ups and dips. Jump ropes are great for aerobic exercise. Old milk jugs and laundry jugs can be filled with water and converted into dumbbells. You can also use cat litter containers and cat/dog food. Got stairs? Go up and down for 30 minutes
Don’t invest in clothes racks. Avoid buying equipment that only sees strength training exercises when you remove the clothes that pile up. Before you make the purchase, make sure you’re going to use the equipment. This will save you from buyer’s remorse, and keep you from wasting valuable storage space.
Buy smart. When you know what you want to purchase, save money by checking out online classifieds for used equipment. Just make sure it’s in good working order before you shell out the cash. Also, for a great workout, you can buy or stream exercise videos for low to nothing cost classes right in the privacy and convenience of your own home.