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MLAN613 SparkPoints: (163,132)
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6/21/13 8:34 P

I guess I am not worried about taking up too much floor space. And I just get bruised by jump ropes. Thanks for the suggestion, though. And I am fairly fit, too, so I am not worried about challenge.

SERGEANTMAJOR Posts: 6,418
6/21/13 11:17 A

The least expensive option for workout gear is simply the contents of your skin suit. Bodyweight exercises work and can be done anywhere anytime. Done correctly they will also provide a cardio component. As you progress you can do more and more challenging bodyweight moves to continue to make progress. Rather than a treadmill a $7 adjustable length jump rope with swivel handles will give you a quality workout and not take up floor space.

Some time ago I wrote a forum topic on a frugal gym listing my options for inexpensive workout gear.

KCLARK89 SparkPoints: (26,020)
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6/21/13 11:06 A

Awesome!! I love my resistance bands by Gold's Gym that I got at Walmart. 3 bands that I can use separately or combined for extra challenge ;)

WATERDIAMONDS Posts: 14,777
6/21/13 7:25 A

Rubberbanditz bands for strength training. Got the basic set and have moved up over time. Worth every penny because it's so portable--goes every where I go and takes very little room in suitcase.

Plus it gives me a better workout than the machines ever did and I'm more form-conscious with these.


MLAN613 SparkPoints: (163,132)
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6/20/13 7:53 P

I got a used treadmill from a good friend who's moving to Colorado. (Fort Collins, you are so lucky!) It was only $50 and it's old and not fancy but it works! I've been able to use it twice now.

Do you have a great, inexpensive fitness find that you love? What is it and why?

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