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3 Free Ways to Help You Get Fit

Posted on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 8:00 am
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Instead of dropping some serious dough on a fancy gym membership or pricey exercise machines, we decided to find ways to get get fit for free.If you’re like the rest of us you made a resolution to get fitter for the new year. Despite the fact that we make this same resolution every year, we never seem to accomplish it. Instead of dropping some serious dough on a fancy gym membership or pricey exercise machines, we decided to find ways to get get fit for free (or at least close to free). Check out what we’ve discovered:

Where to Get Fit for Free

1. Fitness Apps

For all of you who are tech savvy and love using your smartphones there are a bunch of useful fitness apps that are either free or cost close to nothing. Here are some of our favorites:

  • iRunner this app is not only free, but it is designed to track your running, jogging, walking, and hiking via GPS in addition to recording your time, distance, and speed. You can also track the results of your workouts to see your heart rate and what level exertion your workout qualifies as (fat burning, anaerobic, etc.)
  • 7 Minute Workout is another free app for those who can’t seem to find the time to workout. This app has 12 high intensity bodyweight exercises with 30 seconds allowed for each exercise plus 10  seconds of rest between exercises. And, as the name indicates, the workouts don’t last too long.
  • AbTrainer offers a free version of their app that targets the core area of your body. This app has been featured on ESPN and in Details Magazine as a great resource to chisel your abs.

2. Trial Gym Memberships

To take advantage of a gym’s resources, or to check them out before you sign up for a membership, trial gym memberships are an awesome alternative to paying outright. Popular gyms, Curves, 24 Hour Fitnesses, etc., often offer free trial memberships for potential new members. These trial memberships are often long enough that you can get an entire month’s worth of gym time for free by stringing them together. Click the links below to sign up for trial memberships:

3. DailyBurn

DailyBurn isn’t quite a gym program, it isn’t quite just an app, it’s so much more. DailyBurn offers a variety of workouts from the experts, yoga, dancing, and so much more, on a variety of platforms. You can use DailyBurn on your iPhone, iPad, Android device, Roku, computer, AppleTV, and iPod. For the first 30 days you can use DailyBurn for free, and each month after that is only $10.

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