Being fit doesn't have to be expensive, and it can actually be free in most cases. If you don't have money for the gym, don't go to a gym then.[no_toc]
Just because you don't have money for a gym membership, doesn't mean that you can't do any kind of physical activity. Today, I will post a number of free or inexpensive activities I have done or am very interested in doing.
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I have never been rock climbing, but this is such a big goal of mine to do. My sister bought me a day to a local rock climbing facility. I haven't gone to the rock climbing gym yet but am very excited to do it. (Also extremely nervous. Not sure if I have the upper strength it takes LOL.) My sister bought my rock climbing pass on Groupon.
I absolutely love canoeing, and canoeing can be very inexpensive. During the Spring or Summer seasons, Groupon and coupon sites like that have canoeing days for half off. I bought one last year, and it was extremely cheap to spend a day on the lake and canoe as well. Although I felt like my arms were going to fall off once the trip ended, I definitely felt stronger overall. Can't wait to go canoeing again this year.
This is pretty self-explanatory. If you live nearby a lake or if your town has a local swimming pool, use it up. This activity can be free or very inexpensive no matter where you go.
I haven't played tennis in awhile but definitely plan to this summer. Tennis is such an amazing full body workout.
Hiking and Bike Trails
I love hiking and taking long jogs/bike rides. When the weather starts warming up here in Missouri, I plan on finding more hiking trails. I know Craigslist and trail sites also have hiking groups that go on hikes together. This sounds like the route I will go because I don't want to get kidnapped.
Workout classes can be pricey depending on where you go. I've heard of many people doing classes in local parks and places like that. When the weather gets better I plan on trying these classes out.
One of my favorite places is the City Museum in St. Louis. If you ever visit St. Louis, this is one place you have to go to. It's basically a 10 story adult sized gym. This place is for kids but adults as well. It's the biggest playground you will ever see in your life. Every time I go there I get the best workout from climbing and running around the whole place.
What is your favorite activity to do that is free or inexpensive?
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