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Getting Fit in the New Year Without Breaking the Bank

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We’ve all done it…spent money on a gym membership because we decided this was the year to get fit! We stay with it initially, and then find all the reasons not to go and every month you still get charged. This year, try getting fit other ways without a gym membership. There are several free workouts you can find online, you just have to search and find what works best for you.


According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) adults need 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity (that’s five 30-minute workouts) and 2 days of muscle strengthening activity. Let this be the year you get and stay fit. According to the Huffpost, below are a few tips for you to think about as you get ready to get fit.

1. Create a plan – Find a friend or family member that wants to start working out too! Having someone work out with you will hold  you more accountable. Figure out what type of workouts grab your interest.  Do you want to start walking or running? Do you want to begin weight training?  Remember that you don’t need weights when you can use your own body weight at first.


2. Schedule your workouts – Staying consistent is key. Make time for your health and well-being. If you’re an early riser, schedule it then.


3. Find a space at home or at a location outside – Creating your space for where you will workout is easy to do. Have a designated  area in your home to exercise or meet at an outdoor location.


4. Sign up for a class – Several Parks and Recreation, through your city, have classes that you can sign up for, that are free or have a minimum fee.  Try a yoga or spin class to mix things up a bit.


5. Pay attention to what you’re eating – Nutrition plays a big part of getting and staying healthy.  Make sure to follow the 80/20 exercise rule.  Eighty percent of your results come from fueling your body while 20 percent come from exercise.


6. Stay consistent – As the saying goes, ‘slow and steady wins the race.’ Keep consistent in exercising and eat healthy and you will surely see a difference in how you feel and look.

Do you have tips that you’d like to share?  Send us your comments below.



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