Inexpensive Home Workout Ideas

Exercising does not need to be expensive. You don’t even have to leave the house to work out. There are several inexpensive home workout ideas you can do to burn calories.

Are you on a budget and can't afford a gym or CrossFit classes? Here are 5 tips for inexpensive home workout ideas

You don’t even have to spend a lot of money on equipment. A pair of hand weights is all you need to get fit.

I’m a stay-at-home mom on a budget. A gym membership and CrossFit or Barre classes are not an option I have right now.

But I still need to be able to work out. I started working out at home when I was 15 to a VHS tape ( way back in the ’90s). I enjoy working out to videos and it’s an inexpensive home workout.

Inexpensive Home Workout Ideas


A great way to work out for free is YouTube. YouTube is amazing for many reasons but my top reason for loving it is all the free fitness videos.

HITT, Barre, Yoga, and Pilates are some examples of workouts you’ll find. If you have a favorite type of exercise you like to do you’ll probably be able to find it on YouTube.

Some channels that I really like are PopSugar and BeFit. Here’s a post on 7 Amazing YouTube Channels.

The workouts range in length from 10 minutes to 45 minutes. You’ll find a lot of variety such as cardio, dance, kickboxing, and yoga. I love these channels! They are great quality and it’s so amazing that it’s free!

Fitness DVDs

Another inexpensive home workout is with fitness DVDs. You can either buy them new, used on eBay, or at a thrift store. If you’re on Facebook try joining a buy-nothing group. You can ask if anyone has some DVDs you can borrow or have. I really enjoy Jillian Michaels’ workouts. Last year I scored some of her DVDs at the Dollar Tree store.

Subscriptions to Streaming workouts

You can get a subscription to programs such as Beachbody. A yearly subscription costs around $100. That may seem like a lot but starting a gym membership will cost you a lot more than that.

I joined Beachbody in July and I love it! It is worth the investment. There are a lot of programs to do so you will never get bored. I’m currently working on 80 Day Obsession.

Follow Fitness Bloggers

Go online or on social media and find fitness bloggers to follow. One of my favorites is The Betty Rocker. She offers a free 30-day challenge. You’ll receive an email for a 15-minute workout every day for 30 days.

She also has programs you can purchase to help you reach your fitness goal. But if that’s not in your budget she also emails workouts from time to time.

Create your own Plan

Make a list of different exercises to do to get yourself moving. Then repeat the list two or three times. An example I like to do is:

  • 30 Jumping Jacks
  • 30-seconds of butt kickers
  • 30-seconds of high knees
  • 20 push-ups
  • 20 Burpees
  • 30-second plank
  • 20 alternating lunges
Are you on a budget and can't afford a gym or CrossFit classes? Here are 5 tips for inexpensive home workout ideas
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It is possible to get in a good workout at home. You just have to make the time for it and commit.

I would love to take CrossFit and Barre classes someday but right now my budget and taking care of my kids prevent me from doing that.

However, in the meantime, I have plenty of inexpensive home workout ideas to help me get closer to my fitness goals.

Here are some tips on Creating a Fitness Plan you’ll follow.

With these inexpensive home workout ideas, you’ll never get bored with your fitness routine. You can’t use money as an excuse to not exercise.

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  1. Thanks Larnee for the post . This is really helpful for me as I have packed day and not really have sufficient time to hit the gym. The link on other post on 20 min workout on You Tube is also very handy. I am going to bookmark this post.

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