When I began exercising, there were so many programs I wanted to try! We'd go broke purchasing every single workout DVD out there, right? So, instead of buying them, I get them free on YouTube. Although not every program is there, you can find several popular ones including: Zumba, Leslie Sansone, Denise Austin, Tae-Bo, P90X, The Tracy Anderson Method, Insanity... You can also do what I did, create a personalized playlist of the videos you like best for a customized, FREE workout!
You can check out one of my personal playlists for ideas.
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Free Week Trial Passes, Free Day Passes, Free Workouts, Etc.
ALWAYS SAY YES to offers for "A free week" or "A free trial period" or "A free day pass" at a fitness center, gym or club!! Those offers are a fantastic chance to shake up your workout, freshen up your exercise routine and try different pieces of cardio or weight equipment you might not have known about. Even if you have to endure a sales pitch and have no intention to join that gym, it's a small price to pay for some otherwise FREE "zing" in your fitness routine!
Last year, when my gym membership ran out and I couldn't afford to renew it, I gathered up "Try us free for a week!" offers from at least 10 local fitness centers, and literally was able to work out at all different places around town for 2 months, for nothing! It was so fun -- and totally legal!
In Alberta we have a government sponsored program called Living Well that gives you all sorts of information on healthy eating, weight loss, etc. and even a fitness assessment. My husband and I signed up for the 8-week fitness program. After it was completed, HE was the one who suggested we start going to the local gym twice a week to workout!!! That was a year ago and we're still at it.
This program has given me the inspiration to get healthy and finding SparkPeople has been the "icing" on the cake!244
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