Zumba! Kettlebells! TurboKick! Circus Class! Stripperobics! Krav maga! In addition to the perennial faves like yoga and boot camp, there are so many fun ways to exercise and with new programs coming out all the time it’s a wannabe-fit girl’s dream!
And a frugal girl’s nightmare.
The trick to finding exercise that you love is to try everything but as anyone who has looked at the impressive offering of classes (Trapeze! Hanging yoga! Pilates Reformer!) at an Equinox gym and then looked at the price to become a member of Equinox will know – exercise ain’t cheap.
But it can be, and I’m going tell you how to not only get in on the fun for a discount, but often for free. Over the past 4 years of doing the Great Fitness Experiment, I have become an expert at cheap exercise. With 4 tiny kiddos at home and an insatiable appetite for novelty, I’ve had to get creative. Learn from my miserliness, young grasshoppers!
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Plus: the results from the first week’s challenge
of January’s Great Fitness Experiment are posted! Guess who won? (Hint: US!!!) Go Team GFE! Thank you to everyone of you who participated this week and did your workouts – we had the longest plank hold times and the highest rate of workout completion! You guys ROCK! Let’s keep the lead this week with our new challenge: all the pushups you can do in one minute! Want to play along at home and see if you can beat my score? – every toe pushup counts for 2 points and every knee pushup counts for 1. Thanks Lindsey – we’re loving our new workouts this week!
Free fitness tricks, fitness porn, minivan lovin’ or challenge winning – let me know what you think! And how long did it take you to figure out the problem with the ad at the top? Seriously, it took me like a full minute.
Written with love by Charlotte Hilton Andersen for The Great Fitness Experiment (c) 2011. If you enjoyed this, please check out my new book for more of my crazy antics and uncomfortable over-shares!