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How to Get Fit For FREE

How to Get Fit For FREE

Fitness has become more and more accessible over the past few years. What was once restricted to the materially-rich and the time-rich is now available to those of us who have less cash to spend, and less time to spend it. We can’t all afford luxury gym memberships, state-of-the-art kit and the fanciest accessories to get, and keep, ourselves active, and thankfully we don’t have to.

Here are just some of the ways you can get fit and add a little more activity into your life… without having to spend a thing! 

How to Get Fit For Free

Go Outdoors

Head outdoors for a fun way to exercise for free

Head outdoors for a fun way to exercise for free

Whether you walk, jog, run or bear crawl is up to you, but if you want to add a little extra cardiovascular exercise into your life, outdoors is the place to do it. Let’s face it, stationary cardio is boring, and will just lead to half-arsed attempts to exercise or simply giving up – neither is truly beneficial to your health or self-esteem.

So why not get out there and explore your local areas, and beyond, for a fun way to blow off some steam? And for a bit of extra motivation? Arrange to walk or run with friends to give you a boost.

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Home HIIT

Try a HIIT workout at home - free exercise

Try a HIIT workout at home

HIIT, or high intensity interval training, is one of the biggest fitness movements to come out of the 21st century. Made up of intervals, it’s a great way to get fit in a hurry. And the best bit? You don’t need anything to be able to do it – you can do a simple, quick workout with nothing but the furniture in your house.

In fact, I even wrote a HIIT workout that you can follow to help add some strength training into your life with just a few simple moves. Give it a go!

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YouTube

YouTube is great for free workouts - try my yoga routine!

YouTube is great for free workouts – try my yoga routine!

There are thousands of videos on YouTube (and even Instagram!) which you can use for inspiration for a workout. Whether it’s yoga, pilates, circuits – you name it, I can pretty much guarantee you’ll find it on YouTube. There are even whole channels dedicated to bringing you free workouts!

I filmed a yoga routine to prepare you for skiing, which is great for working on hip and ankle mobility as well as balance – it’s not just for skiers! Check it out.

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Free Classes

Sweaty Betty 1Rebel Rumble #SBKnockout

Sweaty Betty x 1Rebel – it’s an #SBKnockout

You can do free fitness classes at quite a few high street active wear stores now – one of the most popular being Sweaty Betty’s Get Fit 4 Free campaign which has been running for a few years now. Their latest class, in association with boutique fitness studios 1Rebel, is the Sweaty Betty Rumble, which will run every Tuesday from 26th Jan to 16th February at Sweaty Betty stores worldwide.

Rumble is a boxing-inspired class for a high-intensity calorie burn – you can really get your teeth into this one – all 100% free… you just might struggle to resist buying some of their gorgeous kit while you’re there!

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Outdoor Gyms

Outdoor Gyms For a Free Workout

Try Outdoor Gyms For a Free Workout

Sometimes referred to as “trim trails”, outdoor gyms are popping up in parks across the country – my local town park has an outdoor gym consisting of monkey bars, parallel bars, a bench, chest press, shoulder press and pull-up station. They’re not always the best ergonomically (I’d actually much rather see a calisthenic-style workout park, but that’s just me) but they are great ways of getting people more active as you just can’t walk past without wanting to have a go!

Some local fitness companies even hold free classes utilising the equipment – great if you’re not sure how to use any of it.

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Dance

Dance around your house for a free calorie burn!

Dance around your house for a free calorie burn!

I am the worst for dancing around in my kitchen while I’m cooking (my neighbours must think I’m crazy!) so if you want an energy boost and to get a bit of a sweat on then just throw some music on and have a dance off in the comfort of your own home!

I love to listen to all types of music, but something with a high tempo beat will be the best for getting you up and dancing!

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Do you have any other ways to get fit for free? How do you workout on a budget? Comment below!

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2 Comments

  1. 20th January 2016 / 10:09 pm

    I was dancing to Aerosmith the other day and my 7-yr looked at me and said “THIS…. is getting way too weird for my taste.”

    • Georgina Spenceley
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      26th January 2016 / 5:03 pm

      Hahaha! Love that – a girl after my own heart… there’s nothing like the classic rock bands!

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