With our tighter budgets, bigger waistlines and smoggy air it is time that we get more creative in reaching our fitness goals in 2010. In this New Year, we can use Greener ways to reach those goals and fit into a smaller pants size. But where do we begin making changes that don’t require more time in our busy lives? I’ve got a list to get you started.
1. Cancel Your Big Gym Membership
I’m sure you are scratching your head on this one, but by canceling your gym membership you can save yourself $40-$60 a month easy. Look for your local community center instead that offers lower rates and support your community. Take it up a level yet, leave the car at home and walk or bike there.
2. Join a local “Boot Camp”
Outdoors fitness groups or Boot Camps are a trend that has carried into 2010. Most already have the equipment or will require you to bring your own bands to join in the fun. Search online for a nearby group, check your local Meetup.com or even grab some friends to play outside. Enjoy the fresh air and have a giggle while breaking a sweat.
3. Bike to Work or Take The Bus
Did you know that you could bike to the bus stop, mount it on the bus and use it once you reach your destination? Talk about combining watching your budget, weight and being Green all in one! Googlemaps.com provides an easy way to see your local bus schedule easy. Note: Check your local Public Transportation Website for costs.
4. Get Buff in your Living Room
I am sure that you have tried this at home many times before, but getting fit at home has never been more popular as it is now. With Exergaming like Wii available, TRX Suspension workout systems and Functional or Dance workout Video series available, you can get fit without it ever getting dull.
5. Check Your Kitchen for Workout Equipment
You know those refillable water bottles that you carry with you everywhere (hint, hint); you can use those as Free weights. Instead of buying a set of weights in ranging weights, use anything from those water bottles, cans of food to empty milk jugs. You can control the weight that you need with water or sand as you get stronger. Those guns will make your friends green with envy.