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|Blogilates/Hot Yoga/Workout Buddy: Images 2 & 3 sourced from Pinterest.|
Here are my top 3 affordable workout regimens. Keep in mind, I'm no fitness expert nor am I even remotely in shape, but I think these workouts are the most affordable and most effective for beginners that want to ease back into getting in shape (like me!).
1. BlogilatesHave you heard of Cassey from Blogilates?! If you haven't, just stop - STOP- what you are doing and go check out her YouTube channel. This girl is amazing. Not only does she make easy to follow work out videos, she goes out of her way to create calendars with a mapped out workout plan for each day of the week-- ALL FOR FREE!! A god send, really.
2. Hot YogaNow, I know what you're all thinking - "UMMM Hot Yoga classes cost an arm and a leg!" Well, it doesn't always HAVE to. This may not be a solution for everyone, as you'll have to be living in a big busy city with an influx of hot yoga studios. A lot of hot yoga studios offer promotions for first time yogis, and its usually a a flat rate (around $40-$60) for an entire 30days of unlimited yoga. Map out your closest hot yoga studios, and have your fill one month at a time! Not to mention, hot yoga studios also often offer promotions on group deal sites such as Groupon.
3. Workout BuddyAllow me to go into further detail about this one because it's about more than JUST a workout buddy; it's about a workout buddy who has free access to a gym - or maybe YOU are the workout buddy with the free gym access?? Again, this may not be an accessible option to everyone, but in Toronto opportunities are a'plenty. A lot of my friends live in high rise condos in the downtown core, and ALL of their buildings have a gym. Ask one of your friends who works out if you can join them a couple times a week, or if they don't work out you can plan to get in shape together. Did I mention that working out with a buddy is also great quality bonding time? Let the girl talk flow sista'.
|Can you guess who's under the cat face? lol|
3. Winner's/Marshall'sLastly, if you're a stickler for the "quality" that big brands offer, you can always check out your local discount store like Winner's or Marshall's to get Nike, Addidas or what have you at lower than regular retail price.
Hope this was helpful to some of you! I've been sticking to the Blogilates Beginner's Workout Calendar and it has been kicking my butt! Also, the cat faces? Don't ask...
Happy Friday Y'all!