Do you have a home gym to help you in your health and fitness journey? If you don’t, they can really come in handy on rainy or cold days, or any time you don’t want to go to the actual gym! You could really save money on a gym membership altogether by implementing a few of these useful thrifty home gym ideas!
5 Thrifty Home Gym Ideas
Turn your laundry bag into a punching bag
If you like punching or kicking things, then fill a laundry bag with cedar shavings, packed newspaper, or even laundry, and use it as a punching or kickboxing bag! You can even buy a laundry bag that looks like a punching bag.
Use FitStudio to buy workout gear
You may have seen in my post about Making Money with your FitBit that you can make money from FitStudio just from working out. FitStudio is a site created by K-Mart and Sears. Join FitStudio, and connect your FitBit or other tracking device. Work out and start earning points. Points=money.
You can use the money at K-Mart or Sears, both online and in the store. This has probably been the most lucrative site for me of all my FitBit money-makers, but you don’t have to use a FitBit to build up points!
I have bought a lot of things with my little earnings, though! I’ve bought medicine balls, sports bras, weights, workout clothes, and more! Yes, I bought this medicine ball in the photo with my FitStudio points and didn’t pay a penny!
Buy pre-owned workout games for your gaming console
Why not use your gaming console to get OFF the couch, instead of using it to make you turn into a portly zombie? Save some money by purchasing games that are pre-owned instead of new.
Video games can actually make working out fun! Some great ones I’ve tried are Just Dance and Wii Fit. You may also want to check out Zumba Fitness, The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout, and the Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout.
Watch Free Workout Videos
Thanks to YouTube and other video playing sites, you can find countless workout videos online, for FREE! Unless you’re just really invested in a certain type of workout or you get lucky finding a copy at a yard sale, there’s pretty much no reason to buy a workout DVD anymore.
Is your computer or laptop too small to see? Most TVs come with a place to insert an HDMI cable, which you can use to connect your laptop/computer/phone to your television. HDMI cables are cheap!
Clear out a little floor space
All you really need for a “home gym” is a little empty space! With empty space, you can do jumping jacks, pushups, squats, lunges, running in place, burpees, and countless other exercises! There are so many free exercises and tutorials online and in magazines. Try some of them out for yourself and ditch the gym for good!
If you are a type of person who’s only motivated by going to the gym instead of trying to work out at home, then disregard everything I just said about thrifty home gym ideas. If you’re still on a budget, Planet Fitness is only $10/month!
How do you save money on your home gym? Let us know in the comments section below!