If you’re anything like most twenty-somethings in the UK, you’ll know of the health, exercise and fitness fad that is sweeping the nation at the moment. It seems that everywhere you turn a new gym is popping up, someone else is posting a #TransformationTuesday and for some reason you’re the only one not eating kale. It can be an intimidating world to venture into. But, the latest fixation with being strong, rather than skinny, is a great venture for women of all shapes and sizes to get onto. Plus, it can set a great example to your children.
However, if you’re also like most twenty-somethings in the UK, time and money won’t be on your side. The millennial generation is suffering with both huge student debts and low paying graduate jobs. Some gym memberships can be hugely out of people’s budgets and all Instagram ever tells you is that you need to have the right gear for a workout. But, there really are ways you can work out, and get fit on a budget.
Ditch the Expensive Gear
Okay, so branded sportswear does look good. Adidas and Nike have both brought out some beautiful, stylish ranges in the past couple of years which have been quickly snatched up. But, do you really need to worry about what you wear to the gym? The less you care about how you look during a workout, the more you’ll be willing to release your inhibitions and really go for it. Also: fancy workout clothes won’t make you any fitter without some hard work! If you do feel like you need some workout clothes with a little bit of personality, try high street stores like H&M and Primark. Both their workout ranges have come on in leaps and bounds recently and are affordable too.
Workout at Home
Save on the gym membership entirely and simply work out from the comfort of your own home. In order to make this work, you will need two things: space, and motivation. It can be incredibly tempting to crawl back into bed when you know you should be getting up for a workout – but it’ll be worth it in the end! There are plenty of workout videos available online for you to follow at home if you need an extra push. Also, keep an eye on websites such as www.mehrgutschein.de where you can get discounts at major sporting retailers.
Make Everything into an Opportunity for Exercise
Still struggling to find time to workout in your hectic life? There are opportunities to work out all around you – you just need to get inventive. If you’re waiting for your toast to cook in a morning, see how many squats you can get in before it pops up out the toaster. Start walking to work instead of driving and practice some leg raises while you’re on the sofa. These might all seem like minor changes, and you won’t see any results immediately. But simply by making these small changes to your lifestyle, you will start to feel fitter and healthier.
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