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Psssttt… Get Fit for Free (Here’s How!)

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You don't have to go broke trying to get in shape–even though most gyms these days might suggest otherwise. In fact, although a daily workout is generally a good idea, you can build muscle and burn calories in your everyday routine simply by shifting things around a little. These tips will save you both time and money.

How to Get Fit for Free…

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“I Lost 84 Pounds Without a Gym Membership!”

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I always hear about how people compare the Spending Fast and Spending Diets to losing weight because there are so many similarities in the approachs. Since Americans annually waste 2.4 billion dollars on their unused gym memberships I always like to think about alternative ways to stay healthy without the gym.

Julie Wilson from Indiana, has a remarkable story about how she lost 84 pounds without the gym. Julie is the sole writer for Fat Guy Skinny Wallet (created by Khaleef Crumbley to document his journey out of debt and over-weightness). I was curious how Julie became the sole writer for a site with the word “Guy” in the title ;), and she told me that she and Khaleef actually met on YouTube (how cool is that!).

Doing What I Can on My Journey to Good Health. How I Lost 84 Pounds Without a Gym Membership…

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Bye Bye Jelly Roll, Hello Hottie – 12 Free Exercise Ideas

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I can say jelly roll cause I got one, let's just get that cleared up right away;) Today Lynn Grieger who is a certified Wellcoach, personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine will be sharing some of her favorite free exercise tips. Lynn is also an  Everyday Health Calorie Counter contributor.

Does the price of a gym membership or the latest exercise class send you straight to the couch with a box of cookies?

You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to enjoy the benefits of exercise.  In fact, you can get all of the benefits of working out with a pricey personal trainer, attending a packed spin class or joining the hottest gym in town without spending a single cent!

How? There are 3 basic methods to getting a great workouts for free:

  • Utilize free exercise opportunities in your community
  • Use your own body weight
  • Put technology to work for you

12 Free, Fun Exercise Ideas…

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4 Reasons Why Your Wallet Wants You To Adopt A Healthier Lifestyle ASAP

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I've been thinking a lot about health lately and recently had the dilemma of trying to figure out if I should stick with the gym membership or cancel it.

Maybe they'll let me work something out… who knows. Plus, I've found that sometimes, just asking can be all it takes to get a deal!

Oh, and this post: 9 Ways To Stay Healthy and Fit WITHOUT The Gym totally reminds me that a gym membership is completely not necessary (especially with nice weather). So I've got that on the brain.

Also! I don't know if you know about this but Corepower Yoga has free classes throughout the week! It's such a great thing to take advantage of it you live in a city with one of those studios. I'm sure other fitness centers and gyms offer free classes too. It's definitely worth looking into.

But, gosh, I got totally off-track there. The reason I brought up Corepower Yoga is because they will let people clean their facilities in exchange for free unlimited yoga. It's so cool that they offer that and the volunteer/clean-for-trade positions fill up very fast since their memberships are on the crazy/oh-my-gosh/wildy expensive side.

With the cleaning for yoga trade it's one of those “time or money things”. You either spend the time to clean or… you spend the money to not have to spend the time to clean.

So, we all know that health is, obviously, important. We've heard it a zillion times but how do you stay motivated to keep your health on track when “healthy” food can seem so expensive and working out takes up precious time?

This is the way I see it, you're either going to spend your hard-earned money at the grocery store today or later on at the pharmacy and hospitals.

The grocery store option is way less expensive and far more tasty. Amiright?!

Remember this super controversial post about How To Create Meals For Under 3 Bucks? The food now vs. medical bills in the future topic got brought up in the comments and created a mega stir. (A reader named Marianna send over the link to this site called Budget Bytes. It's about saving money while eating well and she said it's got solid and worthwhile recipes that have saved her money.)

Why should you adopt a healthier lifestyle? Here are 4 good reasons…


Reasons To Adopt A Healthier Lifestyle Today…

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Getting Guesty With Thrifty Mom Shayla Pauley- Top 10 Tips For Saving With Kids

Whenever I talk to my good friend Shayla (we were room-mates in college) she tells me about all the things she has been doing to save money with her two little ones. She writes the blog Pauley Parade and she’s here today sharing her top tips for saving with a family. She’s got a lot of great ideas and she knows how to make a one-income family work successfully.

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Taking A Hike

Tomorrow we’re off to the mountains to do a hike with my uncle and his charming wife. Hiking is one of my favorite things to …

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