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Health @ Home For Under $100

Posted Aug 05 2006 12:00am

I have no time to go to a gym? Now you don’t have to! Here are some tips and tricks that you can use to workout in your own home for less than $100.

Equipment Basics

Here are some basic pieces that you can invest in to start your home gym. You can buy some or all!

3 – 15 lbs weights (depending on your fitness level) = $0.50-$2.00/lb
Fitness Bands or Tubing = $5-$10 /5 ft sections
Stability Ball = $25-$45
Fitness Step = $50-$100
Mat = $10-$40

The Workout

Some tips to be safe and keep you motivated!

Always remember to warm up 5-10 minutes
2-3 Strength Training sessions/week
4-5 Cardio Training Sessions/week
Start slowly – proper technique is key
Respect your body!
Choose a modality that you enjoy – dance, boxing, step – you won’t do it if you don’t like it!

Resources

There is a wonderful assortment of Fitness Books and DVD’s. Here are a few website to get you started.

Books – www.humankinetics.com
DVD’s – www.chapters.indigo.ca

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