Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thrifty Thursday!

Tip #10: Skip the gym membership, grab a good exercise dvd, and work out!

This is a frugal tip that is working great for our family--it might not be the right fit for everyone!

I have worked out at Curves and at the YMCA, but found both places presented a challenge after having kids. Curves stopped having childcare because of dropping membership. The YMCA daycare was great, but my boys picked up everyone's germs. Not so good for their little asthmatic lungs at the time! Plus, both places added a chunky $30-$40 a month to our budget.


Recently, two of my oober get-fit friends introduced me to some amazing but still doable workout dvd's.
Here's my favorite one so far:

It hurts...seriously!

If you happened to sign up for Swagbucks last week...which you should click here if you haven't yet...you can use your earned amazon.com giftcards for workout dvd's which start at just $6!

The start of a new year is a great time to get back on track with exercising, in case you've fallen off the work-out wagon like me!

Happy Exercising!

6 comments:

Amy@My Front Porch said...

Yup -- it hurts! This is by far my favorite workout DVD. And I love that it's only 20 minutes!

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

Thanks for the reminder to get back at it....I hate Jillian.....and I love Jillian...oh goodness.

peter marie said...

That is the hardest and best workout ever! I love how quick it is too, but man, it makes me so sore!!....and I seriously need to start doing it again instead of laying in bed while my fit husband goes to the Y at 5:30 in the morning.
We've thought about doing a family membership, but I worry about the day care thing too so just RJ does it. Probably pretty yucky.

Mama Foster said...

yay! my MIL just got me this dvd. cant wait to get it in the mail! i have also done some of the biggest loser dvds which are only like $7.99 at costco. its nice to have a variety!

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

hey lady--
Just trying to give you a leg up on the giveaway.....you aren't an "official" follower of my blog, silly :) Even though you comment all the time....
I might have to give you bonus points for recognizing me in public, too ....too funny :)

Erin said...

Have you ever tried Slim in 6? It's also a killer, but a great workout. I agree about DVD's...you still get a great workout and 50 people aren't watching you sweat.