Let’s face it gym memberships are not cheap. Neither are treadmills, pilates machines and other such equipment. I have been using exercise videos to workout for years. I have found that they are inexpensive and when I get bored with that type of exercise I can just buy another video. Exercise videos are inexpensive to begin with, but here are a few tips to make your money go farther.
If you do not have any videos, some great places to buy inexpensive videos are Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, and Ross. They will often have videos at discounted prices. This is a great place to begin your collection if you do not have a lot of money to invest. The best part about these stores is that there is no shipping and handling costs.
Don’t forget to check out ebay.com. You can buy inexpensive videos. But you can also sell the videos that you no longer want so you can buy more videos.
There are also websites where you can exchange your videos with other people all over the world. All you pay is the shipping. Just do a google search for fitness video exchange.
Your local library is a great resource. Check out different videos from your local public library weekly to avoid getting bored with 1 video.
You can also exchange videos with friends, family and neighbors. Get your girlfriends together and host a video exchange.
Some cable companies offer free fitness videos on demand. Take advantage of these freebies. There is also an entire channel devoted to fitness videos. It’s called FitTV. Check with you local cable subscriber to see if they carry this channel.
Video rental companies such as blockbuster and netflix also offer fitness videos.
If your children have a wii video game system, buy games that make you move like boxing, or the new wii active.
Finally you can also try yard sales. I can always find 1 or 2 fitness videos for sale.