5 Ways to Get Fit Without a Gym Membership

If you’re feeling unmotivated or struggling to keep up with your gym membership fee, here are five ways for you to stay on top of your fitness.

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Does the idea of having a gym membership, lock-in contract, and following a specific gym schedule make you want to run faster than a leopard? There’s no need to be fearful of exercising and keeping fit even if the monthly gym fees are too far out of your reach. There are plenty of other ways to get your daily and weekly exercise, and the best part is, you don’t have to pay a cent.

  1. Walking or Running

This is as simple as taking a stroll around the block or going for a run at your local park. Walking and running are both great ways to keep fit and healthy as well as increasing your energy levels. If you don’t like the idea of going for a walk or run on your own, encourage your partner, your sibling, or a friend or two to join you in the fun of fitness. You could also join a free walking or running group if you have one in your local area, or why not try the Albert Parkrun in Melbourne on Saturday mornings?

  1. Create your Own Bootcamp or Personal Workout

Creating your own bootcamp-style workout or personal workout can be a lot of fun as you can customise it to suit your own needs and fitness levels. Try incorporating some repetition exercises such as 10 crunches, star jumps, lunges, and push-ups and repeat these two to three times. The best thing about having your own bootcamp or workout is that you can do this in your backyard at home, on your living room floor, or at your local park, and at a time that suits you.

  1. Watch YouTube Videos

Yes, you read that right, watching a video on YouTube is another great way to get your exercise for the day. There are literally thousands of exercise and fitness videos you can choose from, including FitnessBlender, POPSUGAR Fitness, and Good Health 24/7. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection and free floor space at home.

  1. Organise a Game of Soccer with Your Friends

Playing a team sport such as soccer, basketball, or football with a group of friends is an excellent way to get fit and is sure to keep you entertained for hours. Free up your schedule on a Sunday afternoon and head down to your nearest football oval, basketball court, or local park with your best mates and pack a picnic lunch for when you need more energy on the court.

  1. Go for a Hike

If you can spare a whole Saturday, drive to your nearest walking track or take a road trip to national parks in areas such the Grampians, Mornington Peninsula, or the Australian Alps. Not only will you get to go on a big hike, you will also receive spectacular views of the mountains, forests, and countryside. For a full list of Australia’s trail hikes and walking tracks, check out this website.

Try these methods of exercise today!


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Angela Hryc is a 24 four year old writer and editor who loves everything to do with fashion and the colour purple. Her career goal is to work as a Fashion Editor for Vogue Australia and one day establish her own bag and accessories label. Angela is currently in the process of starting up her own fashion and lifestyle blog, HrycFashion where she plans to share her stories and express her thoughts and views on the world of fashion. In her spare time, you will find Angela reading fashion magazines and books, listening to music and watching her favourite movies.