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Sara C.

3 Tips To Workout Without Breaking The Bank

Getting out of your comfort zone and trying new things when you workout can help keep your motivation running high, and there are lots of ways you can do that and for almost nothing!

Check out some of my cheap workout tips below:

1. ‘Bring a friend’ passes
Have a friend that is a member at a gym? See if you can tag along with them for free one day. Many gyms have a bring a friend pass where the friend can come for free. I’ve tried a lot of gyms this way. Another bonus, if you end up loving the gym and decide to invest in a membership, many places will give your friend a month free. This is a policy at one my old gyms O2 Fitness.

2. Local Events
If you live close to a big city I can almost guarantee there are some free outdoor classes near you! Most cities have a website where you can look up events like this. During the spring and summer they are especially popular. For example, I live in Raleigh and this is our website with a calendar of events.

Also, if you have stores like Athleta or Lululemon near you they tend to hold free yoga classes every now and then in store.

Another website that is good to find free workout meetups is Meetup.com. You can even start your own meet up and get a group of people together for a workout night, running group or any other type of fitness activity that you enjoy.

3. Coupon Sites
Groupon has a great local health and fitness section where you can find all kinds of unique activites. Some of my favorites on my local site that I saw were rock climbing, ballroom dancing and paddleboarding. Sometimes I can even find discounted race entries. Those are my favorite.

Another great site much like Groupon is Living Social. Some of my favorite activites that I saw on this site were a ropes course, barre classes and rock wall climbing.

As you can see all it takes is a little research to find some great deals when it comes to getting fit. Do some online research and it never hurts to pop into a gym or fitness location and ask them what types of offers they have.

Does anyone else have any good tips?

*This post was originally published on Sara’s website, The Working Athlete. For more from Sara visit www.theworkingathlete.net!

I am a former cheerleader and gymnast in my mid-twenties trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle after being diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and Hashimotos thyroiditus. I am trying to balance life, staying fit, working full-time and going to school online for a Master's in Health Administration.

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