(CARLSBAD, CA) – You’ve decided to start exercising. Your family and friends are supportive. Your motivation is soaring. But, your pocketbook is too lean to meet the demands of most fitness programs.
Don’t despair! You don’t need to join an elite gym or purchase a state-of-the-art treadmill in order to achieve a fitter you. There are dozens of activities that you can do for free or minimal charge to increase your fitness level. Jazzercise Founder and CEO Judi Sheppard Missett recommends these inexpensive fitness options:
Walk it off – Walk, run, or climb stairs in the great outdoors. Try walking along trails in your city park or map out a route through your neighborhood. You may even want to find several routes, so you won’t get bored making the same trek day after day.
Buy the basics – You don’t need hefty machines for resistance training. Purchase a set of dumbbell weights and a resistance band. You can even change the difficulty level on your resistance band, as you progress in your fitness level, by changing the amount of slack that you hold in the band.
Talk to an expert – Your budget may not allow for a personal trainer, but consider making a one-time appointment. Participate in one group training session at a local gym or one Personal Touch class at your local Jazzercise facility. Learn how to perform moves safely and effectively, then you can replicate the workout at home on your own.
Make it a family affair – If you have kids, join them in their active play. Walk them to the park, play a game of freeze tag, or dance to upbeat tunes.
Expensive machines and high-priced equipment are never necessary for a workout. If your budget is slim, try getting active in inexpensive ways. The results will be greater than money can buy.
Jazzercise, created by Judi Sheppard Missett, is the world's leading dance-fitness program with more than 7,500 instructors teaching 32,000 classes weekly in the U.S. and around the globe. Since 1969, millions of people of all ages and fitness levels have reaped the benefits of this comprehensive program, designed to enhance cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility. For more information on Jazzercise go to jazzercise.com or call (800)FIT-IS-IT or (760)476-1750.