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With so many excuses available to skip your workout, don’t let your budget be one of them. There’s an endless amount of exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home. Invest in some simple and cheap exercise equipment like weights and a yoga mat and make exercising easily accessible to you. Here’s our list of tips and tricks to get fit on a budget.

Set a Budget

Budgeting your monthly allowance for exercising enables you to plan what you need to buy now and what can wait until next month. It’s helpful to compare your monthly exercising budget to how much a gym membership costs to compare how much money you are saving.  You can get a great workout just using your body weight alone, making it one of the cheapest ways to exercise. Transform your home gym into a functional and practical space where you have room to move with some essential exercise equipment that doesn’t break the bank.

Buy Only the Essentials

Since you can get a hardcore workout without any equipment, we recommend only buying the essentials. Getting the basics such as a yoga mat, dumbbells, a jump rope, and resistance bands will add variety to your workout routine without going over budget. With these few items, your options for exercise are limitless, from jumping squats with dumbbells to core work on your yoga mat. Purchase a cheap speaker to boost your motivation and keep the beats bumping during your at-home workouts. If you want to splurge on nice equipment, try shopping for used items and find significantly cheaper options that fit within your budget.

Make Use of Technology

With a smartphone usually a reach away, make use of technology by using the plethora of workout and weight loss apps available. These apps are a great low-cost exercise programs as they can guide your at-home workout routine with a personal coach and videos of how to correctly complete each exercise. Additionally, many apps have a wide selection of exercises that can be done at home. It can be helpful to see new exercises to change up your typical routine while also seeing the proper form. If you are dedicated to seeing results, try downloading a weight loss app to track your daily calories, exercise, and improvements.

Set a budget to keep track of your savings, spending, and goals for future workout equipment. Keep your at-home workout routines exciting and budget-friendly by purchasing a few essential items and equip yourself with a variety of exercises that work different muscle groups.