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Exercises That Will Not Cost You a Penny

Updated on February 6, 2014

There is also the equipment that you have to buy such as jump ropes, weights, or elastic bands that claim they can help you shape up your arms and flabby tummy.

There are a many different reasons people will come up to forgo exercise. While we can’t fix all exercise related problems we can fix some cost related problems.

Below is a list of different exercises that won’t cost you a penny.

Running Errands

Yes, we mean going out and paying your bills and the little what not’s that we all get up to during the day. This is a perfect time to fit in some slightly unconventional exercise. Skip on the way to pay your water bill.

Do jumping jacks in the laundry mat. Every little bit of exercise counts so next time you go to the store find a parking spot that forces you to walk a bit until you reach your destination.

Take the stairs

This is one of the most overlooked forms of exercise that there is. Why pay loads of money for machines that can incline when you can simply take the stairs. Most businesses, hospitals, and malls all have options for taking the stairs.

Taking the stairs is a wonderful way to lose weight and to work on those leg muscles. You will definitely feel the burn after going up and down a few flights of stairs a day like a extreme crossfit session. Also another great place to use stairs is the bleachers at your town’s local running track.

Most schools will allow their tracks to be used for the public during certain seasons or certain times of the day. Most of the time all you have to do is ask a coach.

Jogging, Sprinting and Running

This wonderful form of exercise can literally be done almost anywhere. There is no cost to go for a run in the park or around your local neighborhood. Running is so versatile that you don’t even have to go anywhere you can simply just run in place.

Running and jogging are great forms of exercise to help lose weight and keep it off as well as tone some muscles. Running is also one of the most useful forms of exercise because you never know when you might find yourself needing to run away from someone or something.



Swimming is one of the most affective work outs that there are. Certain swimming styles will work nearly every single muscle in your body. The best thing about water and swimming is that you feel lighter so you are more inclined to work out more because you don’t feel weighed down by your body. Swimming can be done in almost any body of water.

Many lakes and rivers will have free parks where you can swim for free. There are many public pools that are free at certain times. There are always an abundance of rivers and lakes all waiting to be explored as well as a vast ocean ready to be swam in.

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Not only can hiking be a lot of fun it is also free. There are some places that you would have to pay to hike but there are thousands of others that offer so much more for no fee. Hiking is a great form of exercise that helps to build endurance and great leg muscles.

The benefits of hiking don’t only include great muscle tone it also includes a natural way to help alleviate the symptoms of depression. There is nothing better than getting out into nature, in the fresh air, and hiking. The sights are beautiful and more than enough to keep you motivated plus it is a wonderful exercise activity that you can do with the whole family on a family outing.

Turn Your Living Room into Your Own Personal Gym

There is absolutely no reason why you should leave your house when there are hundreds of ways to turn your living room into your own private gym. In your living room you can easily to things such as lunges, squats, running, walking, push ups, sit ups, chin ups, jump rope, there are so many options.

There are also many different things that can be used for weights such as a stack of magazines, a book, or even a centerpiece for a coffee table. If you want to get really active then you could easily use ottomans and loveseats as hurdles and you could use the furniture in your living room to set up an obstacle course. The possibilities are endless and are only awaiting a person creative enough to think of the solution.

Get started and Get Involved

Now the next time you or someone that you know tries to use money as an excuse to not exercise you can prove them wrong as well as help them maintain wellness.

I hope you have enjoyed this article it would be fantastic if you could let me and everyone else know your opinion on the subject including any tips you have, if you liked this article please share it on your facebook profile, G+ account or I would really appreciate a tweet.


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      Allan Philip 3 years ago from Toronto

      Excellent and practical workout and a chance to save money!