Bargain hunter: Save a dollar and feel fit
GETTING fit without forking out bucketloads of cash is one of the easiest ways for people to save money.
One of the biggest expenses for any fitness junkie are gym fees - that is, if you're paying and not attending.
You can save by training in a group under the supervision of a trainer like Kylie Beeby from Good Vibes Pilates and Yoga in Tweed Heads.
They are offering 10 classes in Pilates and yoga for $99, a reasonable $ 9.90 a class, with no lock-in contract.
"You can come for 10 classes, one class or 100 classes, we don't lock you into any contracts and there is no time limit on when you use up your classes," Ms Beeby said.
A healthy diet is more than often enough fuel for your body to work out and stay healthy, according to Ms Beeby.
"You definitely save money and improve your health by eating fresh food rather than takeaway crap."
Diet is essential to being fit and healthy but weight loss programs are unnecessary and add on to your expenses, as can supplements.
"Have a chocolate or a glass of wine on the weekends, everything in moderation is my motto but you do need to just eat healthy, good food to stay fit and save."
Other ways to save include hitting the outdoors.
Going for runs or walks is easy when you live in a place like Tweed.
There's plenty of fitness parks around as well, including one at Keith Compton Dr, Tweed Heads, which offers free exercise equipment for the public.
- If you're not using your gym membership, ditch it.
- If you enjoy the gym, inquire about extra free or discounted benefits - many offer cheaper personal trainer sessions.
- YouTube offers a variety of workout ideas including "prison workouts" showing men how to buff up and full Pilates classes.