Expensive gym memberships are a luxury not everyone can afford. And since most people use their memberships to a limited extent, it’s an expense that gets harder and harder to justify. In this article, fitness expert Eugene Pallisco shows you how you get a great workout without breaking the bank.
Take Advantage of Classes
While exercise classes are an added expense, it’s usually a more focused expense that’s easier to justify. Having a spin class at 7 p.m. every Thursday is much more manageable than signing up for a membership where you can go whenever and do whatever you want.
Classes can also be expensive, but since they have a focus, they can be much more worth your money if you need help to show up for yourself or build a routine.
Walk the Walk
Walking is a fantastic, 100% free way to get some exercise. And the best part is that you can insert some extra walking into your day without needing to schedule it separately.
Take a short walk at lunchtime, take a break and get up from your desk, or get off a stop early from your commute and enjoy the neighborhood. It won’t get you shredded, but walking is a phenomenal low-impact exercise that’s approachable and inexpensive.
YouTube is one of the most incredible resources for anyone interested in investing in their physical health.
Whether you’re interested in yoga, tai chi, lifting, cardio, pilates, dancing, or anything else you can imagine, you can find experts who will teach it to you in the comfort of your living room. It’s perfect for anyone who may feel insecure about exercising at a gym, and it’s 100% free.
Invest in Home Gym Equipment
Another not-quite-free option is to buy home gym equipment. Even something as simple as a few weights and a mat can open up your workout options and help you achieve your fitness goals.
And since you’ll always have the equipment, it’s an investment that saves you money over gym memberships. You don’t have to go overboard, either; there’s no shame in getting a stationary bike and casually spinning while you re-watch your favorite shows.
Use Your Body
Many bodyweight exercises don’t require equipment, and you can do them anywhere. Squats, push-ups, and lunges are beginner-friendly examples you can start doing now.
Bodyweight exercises are also considered both strength and cardio, so they’re very effective and a free option.
Who Is Eugene Pallisco?
Eugene Pallisco owns a private training firm in Dallas, Texas, where he helps shape others to have muscular bodies and strong-willed minds. His background working years as a fitness expert, both with individuals and in group exercise, helped him hone his approach to be improvement-centric.
He believes patience and persistence are the keys to unlocking your body’s full potential, and he dedicates his time to teaching his clients how to do that.