Ideas To Workout On A Budget

Exercise is important for anyone. Keeping fit and active is good for both your physical health and your mental well being. Unfortunately, exercise can be an expensive hobby. Gym memberships and all the fitness gear you need can soon add up. If you’re on a budget, you might think that fitness isn’t accessible for you, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Here are some ideas to help you stay fit, without breaking the bank. 

Ideas To Work Out On A Budget

Workout With Friends

Do you have friends with similar fitness goals to you who are also on a tighter budget? Form an exercise group together and meet up a few times a week to work out. Choose free spaces like the local park or a high school for a run, the community pool for a swim, or someone’s home to do fitness videos together. Make things fun by working out together and then doing something like having coffee together afterward. You’ll feel more motivated, without spending more money. 

Buy A Deck Of Cards

You can create lots of workout routines using a deck of cards and bodyweight exercises. Assign a move to a suit in the deck, such as push-ups for clubs, crunches for hearts, burpees for spades, and squats for diamonds. Shuffle the deck and turn over a card. If you reveal a four of diamonds, do four squats. For the eight of clubs, do eight crunches. Assign numbers to picture cards as you would for number based card games. Keep flipping cards over until you’ve finished the deck, or can’t keep going any longer, for a fun twist on mixing up a workout with no need for equipment. 

Look For Free Passes

Many gyms offer free or discounted trial passes. Sign up for these to get access to classes or the gym equipment. Set a reminder on your phone so you don’t forget to cancel before you get charged. This can also work if you do want to sign up for a class. You can try a few to find the right one for you without wasting money on classes you don’t enjoy. 

If you do want to join a gym, free passes are also a good way to try a few out so you can find the best one for you and shop around for the right price to help you find a membership that you can afford. Ask your friends if their gym offer guest passes, so you can try their gym for free too. 

Don’t Buy Equipment

You don’t need a lot of fitness equipment to get an effective workout. You can work out for free at home by doing body weight exercises like push-ups, squats, and crunches. Get your cardio in by dancing to your favorite song, or running up and down the stairs. There are plenty of benefits of doing cardio at home, as it won’t cost you a thing and can be fitted in whenever you have a spare few minutes. Use Youtube videos to guide you and get a real workout without leaving the house. 

Take Part In Corporate Wellness

More and more companies are beginning to invest in the health of their staff. Many companies have deals with local gyms for discounted memberships for their staff, and some may even provide classes at the office, such a morning yoga session before the workday starts. This is great for you, as you can save money, and it works for your company, as healthier staff need less time off ill. See if the company you work for offers anything like this. If they don’t, why not suggest it? 

Go Outside

Lots of parks have outdoor workout equipment in them that you can use for free. See if your local park has anything like this. You can also do lots of exercises outside without paying anything. Go for a walk, or do hill runs. Take up jogging. If you own a bike, go for a bike ride. If you’re lucky enough to live near the beach, go for a run on the sand. Sand is harder to run on, so it will work you even harder. You can swim in the sea too for a whole-body workout. 

Invest In A Kettlebell

Kettlebells are a very effective tool for a workout and are ideal for use at home. For most home workouts, you only need one kettlebell, making them a cheaper option than buying a set of dumbbells. You can add a kettlebell to many body weight moves to add resistance to make the move harder. The other advantage of a kettlebell is that it is small and easy to store at home, or put in the car to take with you for an outdoor workout. 

Make DIY Weights

If you’re on a tight budget but still want to add weights to a workout, you can make your own weights with ordinary things from around the house. Use heavy tins or bottles. Save gallon milk jugs and fill them with water to make them heavy. You can adjust the weight by changing how much water you put in. Who needs dumbbells? 

Buy a Used Bike

Secondhand bikes often turn up on eBay, Craiglist, and Facebook marketplace. Keep an eye out for one in reasonable condition at a good price. Cycling is great exercise, and once you’ve bought the bike, doesn’t have to cost you a thing. If you can afford to, replace the saddle for a new one for a comfier ride. 

Take Inspiration From Influencers

There are lots of fitness influencers on YouTube and Instagram, lots of whom post workouts that you can do at home with minimal equipment, whether you want to do yoga or a HIIT session. Try a few different influencers to find a few that you like and follow them to get new ideas. Search for things like ‘at home workouts’ ‘body weight exercises’, and similar terms to find workouts you can do. 

Shop Second-hand and Cheap

Look out for fitness equipment on selling sites. Things like weights often turn up used after someone has lost interest in their fitness kick, so you can easily furnish your home gym without spending too much. If you prefer new, buy cheaper equipment. For example, resistance bands are generally cheap and can be used for a wide range of exercises. Jump ropes can be used for a fun cardio workout, and are very reasonably priced. 

Before buying any new workout equipment, have a look in the garage or the attic fist. Lots of us have old exercise equipment we’ve forgotten about. What do you have already that can be used or repurposed? That old step from the steps aerobics fad can be used as a weight bench and a step for cardio. The weights your husband bought and never used can be dusted off and used for you. Ask your friends and family if they’re clearing out old fitness equipment, and see if they have anything that you could make use of. 

Use Your Phone

Many phones have fitness trackers built into them now, and even if they don’t there are dozens of free apps out there. You can use fitness and diet apps to track your speed and distance on a run, time intervals for a HIIT workout, or monitor your calorie intake. Apps like this are usually free, so you can track your fitness without shelling out premium apps or expensive kit like GPS watchers or fitness tracking devices. 

There are even some free apps that can guide you through a workout, such as plans to improve your push-up skills, or apps that teach you a yoga pose a day. 

Walk More

Walking is good exercise, and is easy for most people to do. Find ways to fit more walking into your day. Get off the bus a stop early on your way to work and walk the rest of the way. Go out for a walk on your lunch break or after work in the evenings. Plan a long walk at the weekend with the family or a friend. If you can, walk to the local shop instead of driving there when you run out of milk. Park further away from wherever you’re going so you can squeeze in more steps without really noticing it. Ask your friend with a dog if you can join them for their dog-walks, or offer to dogsit when they go away, so you have to get out for a walk. If you like dogs, you could also offer your services in the local area as a dog-walker, so you can walk more and earn some extra cash at the same time. 

You don’t have to spend a fortune to be able to stay fit, healthy, and active. Incorporating being more active into your daily routine, and making the most of what you have can all go a long way to helping you stay healthy. Enjoy exercise without making too big a dent in your wallet. 

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Our new normal of staying at home because of the Coronavirus stresses me out at times. I do my best to stay positive and not focus on everything going on. I stay away from the news and drama on social media. I try to focus on my own life and raising my son on my own. We share 3 ways to balance your health, especially during the quarantine life

3 Ways To Balance Your Health
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There are times when I go for a walk just to get fresh air and force myself to take a break! I also just bought an exercise bike! I am trying not to gain weight! Since we are stuck at home, I am eating more, but I am also trying to get my exercise in! 

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Top Tips To Stay Younger For Longer

Protect Yourself From The Sun 

f you’re going to be outside, you need to wear a sunscreen with an SPF rating of at least 30, even when it isn’t hot and sunny outside. Make sure that the SPF you wear is broad-spectrum. This means it protects you from both UVA and UVB rays. No matter what the weather is like outside, there are always UV rays. UV damages your skin, so you need protection from it. You should put on more sunscreen every few hours that you are outside so your skin remains safe. 

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4 Ways To Look Stylish And Get Your Fitness On In The Park
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Since we’ve been stuck at home, there are more people walking around the parks! I have even seen people have picnics and working out together! 

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How To Lose Weight Safely And Gradually

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How to Lose Weight Safely and Gradually

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Time To Massage The Pain Away

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17 Savvy Life Changes to Make Today

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The Best New Products For Women’s Health

The Best New Products For Women's Health
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It’s a brand new year and a chance to feel better than ever before! Because well-being and fitness are important to me, I love discovering new products that support women’s health.

I wear lots of hats as a wife, mom, daughter, and working mom. Most days leave me feeling drained and exhausted. It’s important that I have products in my life that help me look and feel my very best. 

I’m excited to share with some of my recent finds! Whether you’re a college student, stay-at-home mom, beloved Nana or a corporate mama, there’s something for every woman at every age.

For most of my life, I’ve struggled with the exact opposite of gorgeous hair. Naturally, I have very fine hair without much volume. After my son was born, I actually ended up losing a lot of hair! After that, I knew I needed to find a supplement that could help improve my hair.

I was really excited to check out Vegamour Love Struck Biotin Gummies. I love the super cute heart shape, and the summer strawberry flavor is tasty! Vegamour Love Struck Biotin Gummies are vegan, gluten-free, gelatin-free, and contain zero artificial flavors. 

Vegamour Love Struck Biotin Gummies are comprised of a special blend of vitamins and minerals that promote healthy hair, starting from the scalp and encouraging hair growth. Made of a power-packed blend of biotin, folic acid, B-5,6,12, Vitamin A,C, and E. These were incredibly gentle on my stomach and I could even take them on an empty stomach!

Low carb diets are very popular right now. Whether it’s Keto, South Beach, Paleo – many people are switching to a low carb way of life and reaping the benefits. My husband and I follow the Keto diet which can sometimes leave us feeling fatigued, especially when our electrolytes are out of whack. Ultima Replenisher has become a daily essential for me!

I can’t stress enough how well this product works! After a workout or a hot day, this is the perfect “pick me up,” as it replenishes electrolytes lost. Ultima Replenisher is vegan, gluten-free, GMO-free, caffeine free, peanut/soy free, and sweetened with organic stevia. Simply add the packet to your bottled water, shake, and enjoy. I highly recommend the Cherry Pomegranate flavor, so delicious!

Rosebud Woman is a family-owned business that puts great care into the products they create. Every feminine health item they make is plant-based and gentle for skin. I also love that when I purchase from Rosebud Woman, a portion of their proceeds are donated to vetted non-profits who are supporting women and their families. 

I highly recommend Honor Regenerating Balm! It’s a great balm for women of any age, very gentle and nourishing for the most intimate skin. Honor Regenerating Balm improves skin resilience and accelerates skin repair. This has helped me greatly since becoming a mom. Applying Honor Regenerating Balm before baby helps reduce the risk of tearing during delivery. For current moms, it will promote faster healing after giving birth. For menopausal women, this will help greatly with frequent dryness. I recommend using this nightly to revitalize intimate skin, or it can also be used 10 minutes before a sensual encounter. 

Many of us need a little help getting our “groove” back after we’ve had children or reached a certain age. Arouse Stimulating Serum has definitely become one of my go-to products. If you’ve been feeling a lack of sensation, it will help enhance any sensual encounter. Using a natural stimulant, Spilanthes Acmella, it will deliver a gentle tingle to the most intimate areas. This luxurious serum stimulates, lubricates, plumps and tingles! 

These days, I’ve got plenty of aches and pains. I’d been searching for a natural source of pain relief instead of constantly reaching for the bottle of aspirin. I’ve heard wonderful feedback from friends that tried CBD products for pain relief. I loved getting to check out Muscle MX CBD Balm, it worked fantastic for me! Muscle MX CBD Balm is THC-free and made in the USA with all-natural ingredients.

Muscle MX CBD Balm Activate works at the start of your day, apply first thing when you wake up. Muscle MX CBD Balm Activate will help prevent any pain later in the day. I love to use this on the back of my calves and lower back.

Muscle MX CBD Balm Recovery is the perfect remedy for sore muscles. My husband swears by this stuff after a long day at work! It’s icy cool and feels so soothing anywhere I’m feeling tension or pain.

For additional muscle relief, the Rykr Roll is a unique handheld massager that gently applies accupressure to muscles. I love using Rykr Roll on my feet, calves, arms, back, and temples! Self massage is an effective method of pain relief that doesn’t involve costly pills or prescriptions with dangerous side effects.

Rykr Roll works on muscles to increase oxygen flow and improve blood circulation. In addition to relief for sore muscles, Rykr Roll also works to relieve symptoms of arthritis and fibromyalgia.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these new and exciting women’s health products! Let’s make 2020 the year that we feel our best! What products have you been enjoying this year? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

For More on These Great Companies and Products:

Rykr Roll: Website / Facebook / Twitter

Muscle MX CBD: Website / Facebook / Instagram

Ultima Replenisher: Website / Facebook / Twitter

Vegamour: Website / Facebook / Instagram

Rosebud Woman: Website / Facebook / Instagram

Baseball Mom Life

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Surviving the Season

Its that time of year, baseball season is here! It is probably one of the most exciting & exhausting times for us in our household. Not only are we baseball fans (GO RED SOX!), but my youngest son has a passion for the sport and is an incredible player.

My son with Boston Red Sox player Rick Porcello
Baseball Mom Brag Moment: My son was the youngest to win the HomeRun Derby in our town (he was 7!) AND he was invited to train at the prestigious HIT CLUB with veteran Red Sox player Darren Bragg!!

If you’re new to this lifestyle or a pro, you know it’s time to break out the comfy tees, pop on a cap and nix that nail polish. A baseball mom is the bringer of snacks, bitter of nails , and the biggest cheerleader to their ball player. To help ease some of craziness, here are some tips for surviving this season.

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Look Stylish Under The Sun

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Look Stylish Under The Sun
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When my son and I head out to run errands, I always remind him to put his sunglasses on. I make it a point to wear sunglasses when it is bright outside or the sun is out! 

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