By Jennipher Walters
June 01, 2011

You've all heard the excuse, "I don't have enough money to belong to a gym." Well, today we're going to debunk that myth right here and right now. Read on for four ways that you can get a fabulous workout on the cheap whether it's at a super-affordable gym like Planet Fitness or at home!

4 Cheap Workout Options

1. Instant Watch on Netflix. For less than $10 a month you can sign up for Netflix, which includes various workout DVDs that you can stream live. And with the streaming, there's no limit to how much you watch, so you can quite literally do a new workout each day!

2. Planet Fitness. Skip that weekly latte and in a month you'll have enough money to score a fitness center membership. For real! The average month membership to Planet Fitness is just $15 a month. That's it! You won't get all the extras like daycare or a juicebar (that's how they keep costs down), but if you need a place to work out indoors, you can't get much cheaper!

3. Bodyweight circuit at home. Skip the gym entirely by working out at home with only your body weight for resistance. Set up a circuit of push-ups, sit-ups, lunges, plank and squats where you spend one minute doing each exercises. Do the circuit three times through with no rest between, and you have a quick-yet-tough 15-minute workout!

4. Local park. Get out there and explore! Whether it's running, walking or a combo of a run and a walk, find a beautiful park in your area and hit the trails. The only investment is a good pair of shoes!


Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites and A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.