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.
It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.
I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.
Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.
Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit
You can not build a six pack using twelve packs
Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.
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Fitness Minutes: (15,946)
1,078 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 ;)
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.
Margaret--Spring, TX The Beck Deck Crew!
Fitness Minutes: (180,551)
12,214 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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