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New Year, New You: Saving on Fitness in 2023

G’day, budget-conscious fitness enthusiasts!

The New Year often inspires us to work towards a healthier lifestyle. But getting fit doesn’t mean you have to fork out heaps of money for a gym membership. Here are some creative ways to stay in shape on a shoestring budget:

1. Embrace the Outdoors

Australia’s landscape provides countless opportunities for free physical activities. Go for a run along the beach, hike in the national parks, or bike through your neighbourhood. The fresh air is a bonus!

2. Use Online Fitness Resources

There’s a wealth of free workout routines available online. From YouTube fitness channels to fitness apps, you can find exercises that suit your fitness level and preferred type of workout.

3. Join Community Sports Teams

Check out your local community for sports teams you could join. It’s a fun way to get fit and socialise simultaneously.

4. Do Bodyweight Exercises at Home

Bodyweight exercises require no equipment and can be done in the comfort of your own home. Squats, lunges, push-ups, and sit-ups are all effective bodyweight exercises.

5. Try Active Transport

Consider swapping your car ride for a more active means of transport. If possible, cycle or walk to work. Not only will you save on fuel or public transport costs, but it’s also a great way to sneak in some daily exercise.

6. Grow Your Food

Gardening is a physical activity that can also result in fresh, healthy produce. You’ll be surprised by how much of a workout you can get from planting and maintaining a vegetable garden.

Getting fit on a budget is all about being resourceful and proactive. It’s not about the money spent but the commitment to your health.

Next time, we’ll discuss savvy ways to save money on school supplies for the upcoming academic year.

New year, new savings!