The suggestion of a job at a gym-- that'd get you use of the facilities for free. Also, some universities let their alumni use the fitness center on campus for free. Where I live there is a Community Center that offers exercise classes for cheap (though not free). It's a pay as you go system, so you only pay if you go to the class-- most of them are 3 to 5 bucks. The Y in our area has a sliding fee scale, but it's still not what I'd call cheap. Most gyms seem to have a free visit or 2 for free, before you have to sign up to keep going. I suppose if there were a lot of gyms in your area, you could visit each of them for free until you ran out of free visits.
I agree with the pp. I don't have the money for a gym and I've done all my exercise at home. There are tons of videos here on Spark-- all free. For cardio, I walk. I've "rewarded" myself along the way with fitness equipment-- a good pair of walking shoes, dvd's, some weights, a resistance band, etc. But I started out with nothing. I even started out walking in just my regular sneakers.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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