How to Crush Your Fitness Goals Without Going Broke

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It’s easy to set a goal of getting fit each year. However, it’s even easier to quit by March without the right fitness plan. 

I’m not here to tell you the exact steps that you personally need to take in this post. 

I’m here to discuss some general things you need to keep in mind when setting your plan AND to show you that it’s possible to meet your fitness goals without going broke. 

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Create a Workout Space at Home

Have group workout anxiety? Have a super tight work schedule? 

Creating a workout space at home can help you make one of the first steps to making fitness a routine. 

It doesn’t matter how small or large your home is, any space can be converted into a temporary workout space for 30-45 minutes. In fact, when I first started my fitness journey I set up a home gym in a condo

Setting up a workout area in your home can be as simple as investing in an exercise mat, dumbbells, and resistance bands. All of these items can be easily purchased from ProSourceFit or Amazon

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Purchase Used Exercise Equipment

If you’re not sure if some of the exercise equipment is going to be a good fit for you, don’t be afraid to purchase used equipment. 

Places such as Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist can be a great resource. 

My first treadmill, which ended up helping me discover my love for running, was purchased second hand. It lasted for 4 years, only required purchasing a treadmill key ($10 investment) to get started, and helped me burn a ton of calories and shed pounds. 

Make Fitness Fun

If you struggle to get through workouts, you’re not going to be able to meet your fitness goals. 

Fitness has to be something that you enjoy. 

With much trial and error, I discovered that I have a love for running, weight training, and kickboxing. Whenever I’m doing one of those fitness activities the time just seems to fly by. 

You’ll probably have to try out a variety of things to see what works for you, but that’s okay. Once you find fitness activities that you look forward to doing daily or weekly, you’ll find your fitness goals to be much more achievable. 

Get into Outdoor Activities

Have you ever checked out the various activities that take place within your local area?

You’d be surprised by how many fitness activities that are available for free or for an affordable cost. 

Since I’m a runner, I researched 5K and 10K events AND was surprised by the results. There’s practically an event, or two, going on each weekend in various surrounding cities. Not to mention the wonderful running trails that I have come across. 

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Download a Workout App

I know, finding a good workout app can be hard. 

I’ve tried a few over the years and wasn’t able to become obsessed with multiple daily workouts until I ran across GixoFit, which is now OpenFit

Research and try out some free trials (that you actually use) and see which app fits your interest. 

For me, I like apps that have live classes, on-demand classes, show my progress, have an assortment of workouts, and updates on-demand classes weekly. 

I know that sounds like a lot, but it’s doable to find the perfect free (or budget-friendly) fitness app for you if you’re willing to go through a trial and error process. 

Conclusion: It’s Possible to Crush Your Fitness Goals Without Going Broke 

Making a fitness goal is the easiest step to meeting your fitness goal.

There’s no set formula that is customized for you that you can Google. 

There’s no set amount you need to spend to reach your goal either. It’s up to you whether you spend $0 or $1000. 

Hopefully, these tips have given you some guidance on what to expect as you start your fitness journey. 

If you’ve already started your fitness journey tell me your best tips. 

(Post Updated: January 2020)

 

How to Crush Your Fitness Goals Without Going Broke

14 Comments

  1. This list is great! I like working out outdoors. I carve out time every Saturday to do yoga on the beach but I wish I could do it more often.

  2. Running is such an affordable exercise…I used to do it a lot! I think it’s a great idea to purchase used gym equipment.

  3. I don’t have time to go to the gym, and these are all great ideas. I’ll have to try out the fitness apps sometime.

  4. I have the Simply Fit Board, but it’s collecting dust. I need to use that thing. Also, I finally went back to the gym today after a 6 week hiatus. Staying motivated is my weakness.

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    1. admin says:

      Lou,

      I know what you mean about staying motivated. I have been doing the most since starting my real estate course so I haven’t been working out as much as I was but I am scraping in a workout a couple of times a week. I am toying around with the idea of hiring on a personal trainer so I could get the most out of working out those few times a week, though.

  5. These are some great workout tips!!! I’m all about the home workouts these days….

  6. Agree with you! Great tips.

  7. Joely Smith says:

    Great tips! It really need not be too expensive to get a great workout at home.

  8. These are excellent tips. I’ve been doing my best to get into shape without killing my wallet. It’s actually a lot harder than you’d think.

  9. DShaunte says:

    These are some good tips, I have used them all except creating a space in my place.

  10. Patrice says:

    Out of all of these, the one thing I never considered was purchasing used equipment. This one I’m going to consider for sure

  11. Such great tips! I am currently pregnant with complications, so I can literally do nothing. But, my husband has totally done a few of these. He lives by his workout app and has created a little mini gym with supplies here at home.

  12. Schmile says:

    Great tips!!! They’re actually practical and do-able!

  13. I agree with you, Victoria. These steps really works and I shall be putting these into consideration
    Thanks for sharing <3

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