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How to Save Money by Working out at Home

How to Save Money by Working out at Home


Most people get excited about the idea of going to the gym as the subscription fees are relatively lower these days. But sooner or later they realize the actual cost of getting fit and healthy. You need to eat right, sleep well, take nutritional supplements, buy gear, so on and so forth.

The overall cost can go beyond $100 per month. Plus, with the current coronavirus scare, most gyms are shut down. This post is intended to get you acquainted with the exercise types suitable for a home.

Here Are the Workout Types Suitable for Home or Garage

1) Yoga

Contrary to popular belief, Yoga can be learned at home by watching tutorial videos on YouTube. Unless you are planning to perform the most intricate postures, you do not have to waste your money on a Yoga Trainer or a Guru. Simply find a free of cost mentor online and begin your weight loss or posture correction journey beginning from today.

2) Pilates


Pilates is a body movement exercise program designed and developed by Joseph Hubertus Pilates, a German physical trainer. Similar to yoga, you do not need any fancy equipment to perform Pilates exercises.

All you need is a good mat, a foam roller, and resistant bands. Due to its high intensity, some call this exercise “Yoga on steroids”. Pilates can be learned online. Practicing three times per week will make your core strong and spine erect.

3) Calisthenics

Traditional Calisthenics is one of the best home workouts you can perform to save money or stay safe from the coronavirus outbreak. You do not need any equipment. Calisthenics exercises are designed to target your large muscle groups like back, chest, shoulder, biceps, etc. Hence, it is a direct replacement for weight training. Although, having a chin-up bar installed at your home can be immensely beneficial.

4) Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial arts routine performed by millions of people in the East. It’s a movement-based exercise combined with rhythmic breathing. Tai Chi is more situated for the elderly or physically injured people who do not want to risk an injury. Harvard Health has described Tai Chi as “meditation in motion”.

5) Home Dumbbell Workout

Yoga and Pilates are great for flexibility and posture correction. However, strength training is essential too, particularly for men. You will be surprised to know that the complex exercises you perform in a gym (using high-duty advanced equipment) can be done at home as well.

The machines allow you to do challenging exercises without the risk of injury. With home dumbbell workout, there is always a chance of injuries so do not lift too heavy.

I would suggest beginning your workout with lightweight dumbbells (5-10 pounds) and add more weight gradually.

Is Home Workout Efficient? Is It Worth My Time?

Yes, a home workout is quite efficient if done on a regular basis. Create a schedule and stick to it no matter what. You can ask a family member or a roommate to join you in this home fitness program. When the going gets tough, you will need accountability.

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