Save money by ditching the gym: 5 ways to stay fit without spending anything


Few of us like to work out and none of us like having to spend cash doing it so here are five ways to stay in shape without that expensive gym membership.

Run or jog

Ditch the treadmill and hit the streets! You can run - or just walk - pretty much anywhere even if it's just around the block. Why are you paying for the privilege?!


Cycle and/or walk more

Save not only some cash by ditching your gym membership but also cut your travel costs by walking or cycling to University or any other trips you may make.


Learn exercises without weights

There's an endless array of exercises that you can do to keep fit from the comfort of your own home without the need for weights or other gym equipment. From the basics that we all know about such as star jumps and push ups to the mouthful that is the Side plank with reach-under rotation, do a search for Weight-Free workouts.

Use a friend

Get a pal and work out together. You'll be able to help another do more complex moves and spur each other one. Plus, you'll find exercising a lot easier if you pass the time chatting away - just don't get too distracted you put off actually doing anything!

Join a society or sports team

Your university or college will have probably hundreds of different sports teams or societies to join from the mainstream to sports you've never heard of before. Usually free or at most a nominal weekly amount, it's far cheaper than a gym membership!