Move That Body: Affordable Fitness Options to Get You Moving
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Week 3 of “Operation Get-My-Life-Together” is in the books! Last week I shared my cleaning routine that only takes 20 minutes a day! That’s still going strong! It’s wonderful to have a clean house all the time and it definitely keeps me focused on other important projects. So another facet of my goals for this year is fitness. I don’t necessarily have the budget for a gym membership, but I do have the motivation to get and stay fit. So today I wanted to share some affordable fitness options! And by affordable, I mean free.
My favorite solution? YOUTUBE! There’s a ton of great workout channels out there! You’re likely to find something that suites your fancy. And the best thing? It won’t cost you a thing! No monthly membership fees. No shelling out money per class. You’ve got a host of fitness experts at your fingertips!
If you like the social aspect of working out, I highly suggest inviting a friend do the same workouts. You don’t even have to do them together, just do the same ones on the same days. Then you’ll have someone to say, “Wow! That workout kicked my butt today!” My VIP, Aubree, has been doing this 30-day stretch with me and it keeps me motivated to know I’ve got someone to talk to about it.
This is my current obsession! I discovered this channel a little over a year ago. Yoga is the first physical exercise I’ve done that I’ve actually enjoyed. I’m not a big fan of high-intensity, high-impact workouts. I hate feeling like I’m dying just to keep myself alive. Yoga gave me a way to move intentionally while building strength, flexibility
I also love Adriene’s personality. She’s not afraid of being real and she’s also aware that people following along with her might not be yoga experts. If there’s a pose you find difficult, she gives you the permission to give yourself grace and keep trying.
This is a channel I’ve been keeping a close eye on. They’ve got such a wide variety of workouts available. If you like the high-intensity workouts, this one has a ton of them along with strength training and boot camps. Want a little barre training? Are you an expectant mother? You’re likely to find the kind of workout you’re looking for here. And it won’t cost you a dime!
If I’m going to do cardio, it better be fun! That’s why this channel is on my list. How about a little dance fitness? These videos look like so much fun. AND…no one will know what a dork I’ll look like at first except my husband (and I guarantee it isn’t the dorkiest thing he’s seen from me). But I’m also hoping I learn some pretty sweet dance moves that I can eventually break out and wow people with later on.
Do you have a favorite YouTube fitness channel? I need to hear about it! If not a YouTube channel, what other budget-friendly fitness ideas do you have? Besides, running, of course!