Getting fit on a budget


Who said getting fit has to cost an arm and a leg? Gym and exercise equipment can be expensive, add new food choices, and a gym wardrobe and the costs can quickly pile up. Expense doesn’t have to be the reasons you put your fitness goals hold. Here is what you can do to be fit even on a shoestring budget. 

1. Avoid fad diets
Pick n Pay dietitian, Leanne Kiezer reckons fad diets can end up setting you up for more failure than success. She says if a diet or product sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Read her breakdown on fad diets here

2. Save on gym membership
Regular exercise does not have to be so expensive that it wrecks your budget. And you do not have to wait until you can afford to buy your own exercise equipment to work on your fitness goals. Multiply Premier members get discounts on gym membership at various gyms including Virgin Active, Planet Fitness, Curves and Zone Fitness.

What if going to the gym is not quite your thing? 
If going to the gym is not quite your thing, walking, jogging and running are still options. Physical activity is not always about intentionally doing a particular activity, it is a lifestyle change. You can also keep active by playing with your kids and pets. 

3. Eat well

Try these healthy yet tasty work lunch ideas, or these breakfast ideas to get started. Maintain a healthy, balanced diet with fresh fruits and vegetables.