Staying fit does not require you to have a thousand dollar budget. In fact, you can exercise from the comfort of your home with or without gym equipments. Additionally, you can stay fit without hiring a trainer to keep you on your toes. Here are some of the affordable ways to keep fit.
- Buying Home Exercising Equipments
From our previous article, we discussed some of the best home exercising equipments you can purchase. You do not need to have a big room to have some of these equipments. Equipments like dumbbells or exercising bikes can be used in the living room.
Other equipments to buy for your home gym include the treadmill, a rowing machine, a punching bag or a yoga mat. If you have an empty room, use it to store some of these equipments. These are quite affordable and easy to store since they do not require a lot of space.
Some of the routines you can do from home using your home exercising equipments include:
Cardio Exercise- for cardio routines, use the rowing machine, a punching bag, the treadmill or an air bicycle. All these will help you improve your cardiovascular functions and strengthen your muscles.
Flexibility- for those looking at improving their flexibility, consider buying an exercise mat or a foam roller for Yoga, push-ups or for stretching before and after breaking a sweat.
Strength-for strength purposes, adjustable dumbbells, medicine balls or a weight-lifting bench will do.
2. Being Your Own Personal Trainer
You do not need to hire a personal trainer if you have the discipline. A timetable for your routines will do. Most importantly, there are App’s nowadays that you can use as your personal trainers. Some of these are free while others will cost a few shillings/ dollars. Some of the App’s to consider include:
Workout Trainer: fitness coach- it is available on both Android and iOS platforms. This app will help you workout using their personal trainers regardless of your location. You will have access to workout guides, with video and picture instructions. In these guides, you will know how much time you have to take on any routine. You can even connect this app to your Smartwatch and Bluetooth in case you need to keep track of your heart rate. It has a 7-day free trial period after which you are required to purchase but it is worth it.
Pear Personal Fitness Coach- it is also available on both iOS and Android platforms. With this App, you will have access to an array of instructions for your fitness and workouts. All you need to do is pick the type of fitness coaching you want and the workouts routines you are interested in. You can always keep track of your progress. They have a free trial but a premium subscription gives you access to everything.
Nike+ Training Club- this is designed for professional athletes and celebrities. Its audio cues let you focus on the voice offering instructions rather than focusing on the screen to watch the routine. For activities such as playing tennis, running or even basketball, you can use this app. It will track your progress. Additionally, you can also customize and share your pictures with the Nike community.
Map my fitness- It has more than 600 fitness activities that you can use. Additionally, you can search for any routes within your location that you can use for your running workout. With the App, it is also possible to share your favorite routes. It is available on both Android and iOS.
Other Apps to consider include JEFIT, Fitbit and Aaptiv.
From this, you can see you do not need a big budget to start keeping fit. You also don’t require a gym subscription or paying a fitness instructor. If these are the things keeping you from exercising, we have given you a few ideas that are pretty affordable.