Incorporating exercise into your life to increase your fitness level is a great way to stay healthy. Something that may be holding you back is a lack of extra money, but in reality you do not need much money, if any at all in order to get a great workout. The following article will give you some great money saving tips, to help motivate you to begin a fitness routine that you will enjoy for less.

Many large gyms have pricey memberships to cover costs such as state of the art equipment, and pools. Joining a smaller, neighborhood type gym can really be your best bet for finding the best rates. Smaller gyms may not offer as many perks as their larger counterparts, but they have all the essential equipment that you do need to get a good work out.

Going out and purchasing a complete weight set can be very expensive, and is not always an option for some. Save yourself some money by gradually building up your weight set, a couple pieces at a time. Often times you can find gently used equipment in good working condition at yard sales, or on the Internet. By gradually adding pieces you will have a complete weight set in no time, without having to spend a small fortune.

Hiring a certified in home fitness trainer who will come to your home and train you can save time and money. Buying equipment or purchasing a gym membership can be expensive and time consuming. Having a personal trainer who brings their own equipment to your home can help, if you don't have the motivation or lack the funds of buying your own equipment. You can choose to train as many times a week as you like, depending on how much you can afford and how fit you want to become.

Running is a great way to stay physically fit, and it does not cost a penny to do. Find yourself a running route that will inspire you to keep going, such as running along the beach, or jogging on a bike trail. If you become bored with the route you are running you can easily make a change of scenery happen by choosing a new location for your run. Running is a great activity that you can either participate in alone, or with others and it will never cost you a thing.

The great outdoors offers an abundance of activities to help increase your level of fitness. Mountains offer hiking and rock climbing, and lakes offer swimming, kayaking, water skiing, and countless other fun activities that are great for your health. Taking advantage of the natural environment around you can really inspire you to push your own limits, and step outside of your comfort zone. You will be having a great time, without even realizing you are also getting an amazing workout at the same time.

There are countless activities that you can do to increase your fitness level, without spending much money, and still have a great time. Use the tips from this article to help motivate you to get out there and start getting more physically active, without letting your lack of funds get in the way.

Author's Bio: 

Marc Ouellette is a certified fitness trainer through International Sports Sciences Association and owner of Personal Training Alliance LLC. My services include in-home and online personal training for all fitness levels - grab my free report giving you the blueprint on this! Go now to and learn how to get results fast!