On a budget and want to get fit? Creating your own fitness program on a budget requires some research and testing - but we've done the groundwork for you! From low-priced pedometers to mini stair-steppers to fitness DVDs and more, here are our picks for getting fit and fabulous without spending a fortune:
- How about a fitness DVD that blasts fat, boosts your metabolism, burns calories and tones your body? That's the description of "Leslie Sansone: Walk Away the Pounds Ultimate Collection" from Gaiam. You can customize it to walk for one mile, two miles, three miles or for the ultimate four-mile super challenge while you use the toning band that's included to boost your metabolism by building muscle. Leslie keeps you motivated to move and have fun.
- Also from Gaiam is a great mini stepper with resistance bands that burns calories fast. You'll have fun watching TV while you step away the pounds!
- Save room in your budget for good shoes. We get a kick out of Keds tennis shoes latest and greatest, which are inexpensive, sturdy and comfy.
- One word: Dance! Get moving and grooving with Zumba Fitness Exhilarate Body Shaping System DVD: Studies show that dancing can also reduce your risk of dementia while you burn away calories.
- Motivate yourself to walk more by investing in a sturdy pedometer. Studies show that when you track your steps, you feel more motivated to achieve more mileage. My recommendation: Omron HJ-112 Digital Pocket Pedometer for its ease of use, quality and lightness.
- What to do for cardiovascular activity if you can only exercise at night or early hours of the morning? Stay safe and invest in the Step Aerobics platform, complete with fitness DVD and risers, and a Pure Fitness Mini Stepper, both from Wayfair.