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Why You Don't Need A Gym Membership To Get Fit At College

November 22nd, 2017

Are you looking to get fit without the hefty price tag of a gym while attending college? Even though joining a gym is one of the easiest ways to get fit, you can enjoy a relatively cheaper way to stay fit on a student budget. Below are a few alternative ways you can get a good workout without the need for a membership.

Do Yoga Exercises at Home

One of the single best things about yoga is all you need is a good mat your body to do it every day. Plus, there are hundreds of online courses or apps that you can try, rather than spending money every month. Not to mention, you can even do it from the security of your dorm room.

Join a Sports Team

Going to the gym by yourself may not be as engaging as you need. Instead, you can keep yourself busy and healthy by joining your school’s sports teams. Plus, working out outdoors can help you burn more calories and improve your cardiovascular health rather than running in one place at the gym.

Go For a Tour of Your City

Going for a walking tour of your city is an easy way to stay in shape, as long as you have a durable pair of sneakers. Not to mention, if you go on a tour you can get a better understanding of your city. However, your city isn’t the only place you can tour, if you have a weekend off, explore a nearby town, this way you can get a workout in a new area at the same time.

Go Hiking

Already gone for a tour of your city? If your college is located near hiking trails, you can get a good workout outside by going backpacking with your friends. Plus, the fresh air, scenery, and enjoyment of your hike are priceless compared to the cost of a gym membership.

Find Free Exercise Equipment

Look around for a park with outdoor exercise equipment in your area. This is similar to working out at a gym but you can use this park equipment and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors at the same time.

Offer Your Own Services

If you want to avoid exercising altogether to stay in shape, you can volunteer for community service projects, such as Habitat for Humanity or clean up your local park. This is a great way to stay fit while helping out your community simultaneously.

Working Out on a Nearby Track

Did you know that running burns more calories than any other cardio-based workout? However, running on a lone treadmill or the usual route around your neighborhood may start to bore you. Instead, you can run with your fellow athletes at a nearby track. You can also change up your speed and running distance to burn more calories or work on different muscle groups in your body.

Clearly, a gym membership isn’t the only thing you need to get fit while in college. Whether you join a team, go for a hike, or check out your local parks for workout equipment, there is a way to stay in shape for cheap.

Posted by Matt Miller

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