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25 Ways to Get Fit for Less Than $25

Work Out Without Going Broke

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DEBIGENE

7/22/2014 5:56:29 PM

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GREAT ideas, thanks for sharing.

BURNINGTHYME101

7/22/2014 5:54:53 PM

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I have bought used equipment and see nothing wrong with that. You have to clean/maintain equipment even if you buy it New anyway.

SANDI92167

4/18/2014 1:31:10 PM

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went to website to purchase SparkPeople's NEW Fitness Starter Kit, and it is NOT $24.95!

FANCYQTR

3/25/2014 4:44:06 PM

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Noticed you mentioned the local recreation centers. I haven't met one other Sparker who will even consider the rec centers here (Denver), but most of them are kept nicer than the big name places (I have read quite a few complaints about them) and they offer fitness classes (mostly drop-in), weight rooms, gyms where you can play basketball, etc. Plus they have arts and crafts, some have cooking lessons. There are a lot of classes for youth (the one closest to me is geared toward youth). And most several have pools. Cost for membership is less than the big name places and includes the drop-in fitness classes. I started going to the rec centers 8 years ago after the YMCA wanted $25/month plus initiation fee on their disabled scholarship program and have found the people there much nicer than those I ran into at the larger fitness centers I was at before.

CHRIS3874

10/15/2013 10:13:55 PM

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I would be somewhat hesitant to buy used equipment from a garage sale unless you knew what you were getting as there are a lot of people who sell damaged equipment at garage sales. I know you can get a bargain but is it still a bargain ( if a weld fails on a weight bench for example) and you get hurt?

ROZZIEOZZIE

10/15/2013 1:23:47 PM

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I found a stability ball at a local dollar store for only $5.00! I love it for doing sit-ups because I have a back problem, so it's impossible to do sit-ups on the floor for me. Great buy!

GLORIAMAJDI

10/11/2013 1:19:09 PM

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We have also found that some of the very large churches in our area have fitness centers and for a small fee, they will let anyone use the fitness center, even non-members.

DELLMEL

9/9/2013 2:49:03 PM

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Great. Loved all of it.

SERENITY23M

10/16/2012 3:23:53 PM

Thanks so much these are great

KATYBUG4789

10/10/2012 10:50:28 PM

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Great ideas! Worth every penny....if they cost any ;)

LALA_1012

7/27/2012 7:41:20 AM

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Glad I read this article! There's lots of great ideas!

LALA_1012

7/27/2012 7:41:19 AM

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Glad I read this article! There's lots of great ideas!

SIRCATNIP1

3/1/2012 12:46:53 PM

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A lot of really good ideas here

HANOVERLADY

1/6/2012 2:43:50 PM

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Thanks so much for including libraries in your list! Not only do we (I'm a librarian) have lots of workout DVDs, we have music CDs, books on fitness and diet, cookbooks, free downloadable music, and lots more! And it's - F-R-E-E!

EVERLEARNING

1/2/2012 2:01:14 PM

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Also, Check out Freecycle.org It's done by local regions with a goal of keeping usable goods out of the landfill.
You can request anything you're looking for, maybe someone will have one they don't use any more.
Also a great way to find a home for something you no longer need

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