#7 – I Can’t Afford Gym Fees
Who said anything about gyms? Put simply, you don’t need a £60 a month gym membership to get into great shape. Free or affordable alternatives might include:
- Strengthening exercises at home – Use resistance bands (like giant elastic bands) in place of weights or do body weight exercises such as dips, press-ups, squats and lunges which will also strength your stomach and back muscles
- Exercise videos – These can be done in the comfort of your own home at very little cost and can include exercises such as yoga, zumba, cardio kickboxing and dance-based exercises. You can even swap videos with your friends!
- Walking/jogging – Yes, you’ll need a suitable pair of trainers but this is still a very cheap form of exercise that is simple to do. Check for details of walking groups or running clubs in your local area if you don’t want to go it alone. It could be a great way of making new like-minded friends!
- Incorporating exercise into your day – Can you squeeze a walk into your lunch break? Can you give the lift a miss today and tackle the stairs? Do you really need to use the car for such a short journey to the shops? You get the picture – think of ways in which you can include exercise in your day-to-day activities
If any of these excuses sound familiar, you are certainly not alone but ask yourself this: are they really genuine or can you find ways around them? You probably know the answer to this. So what are you waiting for?