10 Ways Thrifty People Exercise
1. Thrifty People head outdoors whenever possible
Outside workouts are free. Use map my run to find out just how far you went and log your workouts for free. If you want to find out your pace of your outdoor runs download the free Log My Run Pacer app. from I-tunes. Want to know your heart rate to see if you are working out hard enough download the free Instant Heart Rate App. from I-tunes. (these apps. work on both i-touches and smart phones).
2. Thrifty People borrow what we can from the library
Libraries are often great resources for workout DVD’s. They usually also have books to inform and inspire you in your workouts. Check the magazine area while you are there for current and back issues of workout magazines such as “runner’s world”.
3. Thrifty people work out at home
If the weather is not nice enough to take the workouts outdoors your home is another free place for workouts. Use a library DVD or search Netflix for workouts.
If you have the room and the money search Craigslist for second treadmills and ellipticals as well as other like new fitness gear at a fraction of the cost of retail.
4. Thrifty people grab daily deals
Groupon and sites like it often have great deals on physical activities such as skating, rock climbing, yoga classes and more. They also sometimes have deals on fitness gear and nutrition related products.
5. Thrifty people take advantage of early bird specials
If you decided to take the plunge and sign up for a race, do it early and save yourself as much as 20%.
6. Thrifty people watch for discount codes
Another tip for saving money on races, like the events Facebook page, often they will announce discount codes.
Also if you happen to attend a race, take the time when you are at the pre-race expo to pick up the advertisements from future events you wish to enter, often a discount code good through the weekend of your race will be printed on them.
7. Thrifty people use store coupons and rewards cards to get the best price on your exercise needs
When you are at a sporting goods store, or running store, ask if the store has a email list often they will and by adding your name to the list you will receive coupons in your inbox for discounts.
The same stores might also have store reward cards which could save you even more money on your equipment needs.
8. Thrifty people use point reward programs to buy fitness gear
9. Thrifty people hit the clearance rack
I never pay more than $5 for a dri-wick workout shirt. Every time I am in Walmart or Target I take perhaps 2 extra minutes to take a quick look through the fitness clothes clearance rack and see if shirts have dropped to my price goal.
10. Thrifty people buy some products on line for less
To get the lowest price I have to buy in bulk but luckily I have enough fit mom’s in my life to share in the purchase of it.