How to Save Money and Get Fit in 2018 – New year, new you

Estimated Monthly Savings: $50

One of the most common New Year’s Resolutions is to get fit. As the New Year begins, gyms across the country offer introductory memberships, reduced membership fees and class packages for those new to fitness. Before you put any money down, try one of these free options first to get you to your goals.

Download a workout routine

There is an unlimited number of free workouts that you can do at home just by checking out the Internet. You can find videos that range from a few minutes to an hour and the variety is endless. Find an activity that motivates you such as dancing or yoga.

Find a free training program

If your New Year’s resolution revolves around running a 5k or 10k, find a plan that will help you reach your goals. There are many websites that can help you get from zero to 5k. You can easily print out the training program that best suits your needs and follow the daily distances. Also, check out your local running store to see if they offer free training programs or running groups you can join to help maintain your motivation.

Use a free app to keep you on target

Now that you have found a form of exercise you like, sticking to it is essential. Seeing how hard you work can help you stay motivated but you don’t need fancy trackers. Apps like Runkeeper and MyFitnessPal can help track exercise including distances, time spent exercising and estimated calories burned.

Before you go and spend money on a fancy club, try getting in shape, not the old fashioned way but with the help of technology. Take advantage of all the free options out there to help keep you moving toward your fitness goals.