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Save or Spend – Can You Get Fit Without Going Bankrupt?

Sometimes improving our physical health can be so hard to do, especially as it seems like we have to spend a fortune to do it. But do we really have to use up a lot of money to get physically fit, or can the same results be achieved on a budget? Read on to find out.


Save – find a better value work out



So as soon as you type in get fit, improve your body, or another physical fitness search term into Google, you will be bombarded by lots of people that are offering their services and plans to help you achieve this goal. Great, you think, I don’t have to work it out for myself I can just follow a preset plan, and I will get good results.


But the problem is that there s a huge difference in quality and the cost of the plans that are out there. Some like Kayla Itsines Bikini Body can cost upwards of $200. Whereas other comparable ones like the ones discussed at can cost you just over $50. This show that it’s really worth doing your homework and research before you part with your hard earned cash. As the authors of these programs set the prices themselves and you can often get a much better deal by having the right information in front of you.


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Spend – need good quality food


Something you may need to spend on is getting the food that you are buying. This is because more than any workout, fitness is created in the kitchen through what and how we eat and cook.


That means dropping the cheaper and easier ready meals and prepared foods, something you can find out more about at As well as going for more cooking from scratch with healthy and fresh ingredients.


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For the first shop or two, you are bound to notice an increase in costs, primarily because you are purchasing things that you haven’t use as much such as spices and herbs to flavor. You may also see an increase in cost because you need to shop more than once a week for fresh items like fruit and veg to ensure that they are at their optimum when you eat them and that they don’t go off while waiting to be used.


Save – work small changes into your life


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However, it’s not all bad news as there are some small and inexpensive changes that you can make in your life that will help you get fitter. You can get off the bus or train a stop early and incorporate more walking into your day. It will also mean that you fares don’t cost as much. Or why not ditch the train altogether and treat yourself to a bike? A cheap and health promoting way to get around.


Or how about swapping that mid afternoon candy bar that you get from the vending machine at work for a vastly inflated price, for a healthy snack from home? As then you are not only saving money but also fueling your body with something of a higher nutritional value. You can even learn more about working out nutrition values at to help reinforce those healthier choices.