I will be talking about exercise on a budget with 2 Girls and a Guy on 95SX July 9 at 830. They want to know how far $50 will get you starting your exercise routine. I thought this would be a great subject to blog about so here goes.
First, think about where you want to start, what you will stick with, and how to keep it simple. You want to do this so you stick with whatever you start. If you are on a tight budget, you want to make a sound investment! Think about what you love to do. Do you like to run, walk, dance, or tone/build muscle? Start with what you have the best chance of sticking with over a week, 2 weeks, a month or longer.
Let’s list out some items to start:
· You can get a Danskin Now Yoga Kit for $20.36 from Walmart Danskin Now Yoga Kit:
o 25 cm exercise ball
o Blow tube
o Light-resistance band
o Yoga mat (23'' x 68'')
o 6-inch cotton yoga strap
o Workout guide and DVD
o Fitness guidebook
o Can be carried in your pocket, bag or on your belt and still track every step you take
o Large display resets at midnight so it's ready to go every morning
o Clock shows time of day and time spent doing aerobic walking
o Security strap attaches to clothing, preventing pedometer from being lost
o Counts steps at all positions perpendicular to the ground
o Counts steps and aerobic steps during walking or jogging
o Tracks distance traveled in miles and amount of calories burned
o 7-day memory function lets you review a full week of exercise
o Detachable pedometer belt holder with spring clip
o Monitor your time with AM/PM clock
o Omron pedometer accessories: battery screwdriver, clip, CR2032 battery, strap, belt holder
o Dimensions: 2.88'' L x 2.13'' W x 0.63'' H
o Weighs 1.13 oz. (battery included)
o Omron pedometer model no. HJ-112
o Five function display indicates exercise time, revolution count, revolutions per minute and calories burned
o Scan feature alternately displays all measurements automatically
o Ideal for leg and arm muscle exercising
o Four anti-slip rubber pads prevent sliding and protect surfaces
o Resistance easily adjusted with tension screw
o Completely assembled, foldable design
o Includes: Button cell battery included
· Exercise Bands! :
o First, Check out http://www.band-exercises.net to learn about exercises you can do with bands.
o Second, check out the websites below for different band options:
· iPod Shuffle, $49 (Apple Store). Hardy and feather-light, the simple 2-gigabyte iPod Shuffle is a gym staple. The built-in clip means no fussing with an armband. Personalize it by having a message engraved when you order online or by uploading a favorite workout playlist.
· Walmart> click Exercise Equipment under $50 for 340 results of items under $50!
· There are a slew of exercise and dance DVDs out there for under $50!
Well I could go on for a long time with this but, as you can see, there is a lot out there you can purchase for $50 or less. My advice would be to check out the Walmart site then shop around and compare online pricing.
My wife and I purchased a Total Gym XLS back in November for Christmas to replace the old 1700 model we had at the house. I figure it cost us about $50 a month for 16 months. We are more than getting our money’s worth out of it!
Some other sites you might want to try are:
As you can see, it is easy to get overwhelmed!
Note to ME and YOU: Choose what works for YOU, not what works for someone else!!