We all know that exercise is an important part of our day to day lives but we don’t always take exercise seriously and we often think we need to go to the gym in order to get in shape. The truth is we don’t need gyms to get in shape or stay active. Here are five pieces of equipment you can use that can help you exercise without spending monthly fees on a gym membership.
Running Shoes – Grab yourself a pair of running shoes and get outside. We often spend lots of money on trainers, so why not invest a little bit of money on a pair of running shoes. You don’t need the latest, most expensive pair to get started. Of course it’s important to make sure they are comfortable but you don’t need to spend £100 on a pair of trainers. You can often find great deals on voucher websites and it’s always a good idea to check out eBay and Amazon.
Dumbbells – A pair of dumbbells don’t cost a lot of money but they can be a great way to lift weights and keep in shape. If you are looking to build some serious muscle then of course you will need more than a few dumbbells but if you just want to get a bit of exercise then get a pair of dumbbells from eBay, Amazon or Gumtree and start lifting some weights.
Bike – Get a bike from your local bike shop or auction website, get outside and start cycling. Cycling is a great way to burn some fat and keep you fit. More and more people are now using a bike as a way to get to work, meaning you save money on not driving to work either. You can pick up a second hand bike for as little as £25 so why not give it a go.
A bit of space – if you don’t like cycling or running, you can always work out in the comfort of your own home. All you need is a little bit of space in your bedroom or the front room and you are good to go. There are literally hundreds of thousands of different workouts you can do using nothing but your own bodyweight. A quick search on Youtube and you will soon realise there is so much that you can do.
Exercise ball – An exercise ball is a really good way of working on your core strength and they don’t cost the earth. You can pick one up from a number of different places on the high street including Sports Direct, Argos, and of course online through eBay etc.