How to get fit on a budget.

Here are my top ten how to get fit on a budget tips

All exercise should be undertaken with awareness of your own fitness levels and ability . Check with your doctor if you are unsure if you can do any of these exercises:

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  • Exercising with a good friend pretty much doubles your chances of doing it. You’ve made a commitment and you’lll have some company. Pair up with a pal and get a date in the diary for a walk, run or exercise DVD. Keeping up with somebody else is also great motivation and you can’t give in so quickly. Try and choose a friend who is strongly self motivated not one who loves cream cakes and a sit down )that rules me out I’m afraid!)


  • Buy a skipping rope and skip  (cost you less than a £1) try and do this every day whilst you count to 100. It’ll give you a lovely buzz, get your heart rate up and strengthen your legs. Your children will be super impressed too particularly if you learn a few fancy tricks!


  • Head to the car boot sale and buy a selection of fun exercise DVD’s. Try a few to find what suits you best of all and sell the rest back on. (these should cost you a a couple of £’s only)


  • Walk anywhere less than 2 miles whenever you can (will take about 30 mins MAX and is so so good for you. and for your budget)


  • When your kids play football /tennis rather than simply spectate why not have a jog or walk around the pitch a few times (you can always pretend your on the phone if you feel a bit silly!) Listening to music always help s with this kind of exercise as it make s it far more interesting.


adult on scooter

Photo credit; Ian Sane

  • Invest in a bike or an adult scooter. It’s fine if ts second hand. Getting out and about with your kids at the weekend is great for your health and theirs!  Even a 20 minute scoot will do you the world of good. Such great role modelling too.


  • Running is one of the cheapest activities you can participate in. All you need is a pair trainers. You don’t need the latest and greatest equipment. Setting your self a goal, even a 5km fun run can give a real purpose to your running.


  • Being fit involves being supple too so don’t forget a bit of yoga. It can go along way to keeping the chiropractor away. You can pick up a yogalates DVD for just £3.99 off Amazon saving you money on expensive classes too.


  • Trampoling is fabulous exercise and if your kids have one Hurray! 100 bounces every morning is a great start to the day.


  • Eating well will always help you be fit. You know the drill limit the fat, reduce the calories  and lots for fruit and veg, maakl planning always prevents last minute bad food choices.


You don’t need money to get fit on a budget you simply need a plan and a hefty dose of motivation!



  1. May 2, 2012 / 16:57

    Good tips! I like the skipping rope idea. Fun, low cost and doesn’t take long – might give it a go!

  2. May 2, 2012 / 19:35

    Now the trampolining idea I like – but will my post childbirth muscles take it?!!?

  3. May 14, 2012 / 09:42

    This is such a useful little article! I am now going out to buy a skipping rope – I am not the best a keeping fit but absolutely love skipping and until you mentioned it, I wouldn’t have even considered it. Thanks 🙂

    • Becky
      May 14, 2012 / 10:54

      Aw glad to have been of assistance

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