You have good intentions to keep your New Year's resolutions to get fit, but you have a slight issue. You cannot afford to join a gym at this time. You cannot afford a fitness trainer at this time. You cannot afford to invest in an elaborate home gym at this time. Many people are in this very situation. What can be done? Plenty.
Bodyweight exercises become an indespensible part of a budget and health conscious exerciser. Resistance tubing is a very low cost exercise investment with huge returns. Just using these two tools, bodyweight and tubing, allow for endless exercise variations.
Doing just 5 basic movements as a fitness program base can mean the start and continuation of an effective routine. Get started with pushups, squats, pullups, spine raises, and crunches. Do the modified versions for beginners and progress to more advanced methods of the same exercise as you get stronger. Add benches, chairs, plyometrics, varied hand and feet positions and use different planes to work on, such as diagonal work.
If proper technique and form or perhaps motivation are an issue, joining a low cost exercise group, such as J and D Fitness Sunday Bootcamp, may be the answer. These bootcamp classes are designed to give participants as much guidance and instruction as well as motivation as possible in a group setting.
The bottom line is you need to exercise, whatever your budget. Do not let your resolutions of fitness fall by the wayside. Workout, no matter what!