I want to get back into shape but can't afford gyms or personal trainers?

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User - posted on 11/18/2008

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Try the Walk Away the Pounds DVD or Video. You get a work out in the house in front of the TV. Sounds crazy but it works.

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Michelle - posted on 01/31/2009

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Helena - posted on 11/27/2008

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Kay I will tell you something and I have to say I have never said anything before, I myself have done crunches in a warm bath, I like this because having a bath is something that i like to do and doing crunches in the bath is just as least expensive then anything out there. Not only are you bathing you are crunching and tighting your stomach mucles and sweating that is a big thing, I dont know like I have said never have said anything to anyone before this is something I have been doing since my first to my last and I am still a little bit cubbie but you know what not as bad for having 3 kids lol. Hopefully this has helped

Emily - posted on 11/26/2008

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if you play airplane with the baby, (when u put the baby on your legs laying down and bend your legs in and out) builds up your abs. And squats holding your baby builds up your but and thighs. Google excercises with babies theirs all different excercises that you can do with your baby so you dont even have to buy weights.

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STROLLER STRIDES!!!! it's an AMAZING workout that you do with your baby!! i've been doing it for about a year, and loved it so much, i decided to get certified to be an instructor! there's franchises all over the country, so there's probably one near you. check them out - www.strollerstrides.com. i honestly can't say enough about it. it's good for your body and mind, it's a great social connection for you and your kids, and since you bring your kids with you, it sets a wonderful, healthy example for them! when my husband comes with me to class, my 3.5 year old does the whole workout! ps-my husband comes with me every day he's home from work. he says that he can skip the gym because it's such a great workout! i've lost more than 25 lbs, and am wearing a smaller pants size than pre-2 babies AND pre-wedding! seriously, check it out!! it's not expensive, either!

Vickie - posted on 11/18/2008

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Again, check out the YMCA. If you can't afford it ask them for assistance. The Y does not turn anyone away for inability to pay. They have a form you fill out and they may ask you to pay a small amount but it can be as low as $10 a month. Many times they have trainers on staff that don't charge anything and they usually have tons of classes you can go to. Some even include your baby!

Tracy - posted on 11/18/2008

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Cassie - posted on 11/18/2008

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Do you live near a university? I just got in touch with a student who has to do so many "Personal Training" sessions for people. She asked what I had access to for equipment and what I enjoyed doing and then she put together a "routine" for me to do. Most of it can be done while supervising my 2 year old (she likes to work out with me too). Best of all, it's FREE and I can do it at home when I have time! Good Luck!

Raquel_sophia - posted on 11/18/2008

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well this is what ive been doing for the past week, and i actually noticed a diffrence i have 3 kids under 4! Ive been doing wii fit on the nintendo wii its acutally quite a work out and it weighs you and you can set your goal and shows you how much time you do =) I love it, ive noticed that im more toned and my posture is better it consists of arobics, yoga, strength training and balance exercises

Amanda - posted on 11/18/2008

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i am not by any means i shape - but have recently discovered pilates dvd's they are very cool all you need is a yoga mat, try your local library ours lends out dvds and videos too.

Tara - posted on 11/18/2008

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Check out SparkPeople.com it is a free weightloss site. I just joined last week. It has much the same things you would get from weightwatchers.com except it is free. They have exercises you can do without fancy gym equipment and a food diary and a fitness diary. It's all sound advice too. No quick fixes. Hope this helps. Tara

Robin - posted on 11/18/2008

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The only thing that i did after i had my son was dance...just download songs that u enjoy with a good beat and dance away...especially in ur own home where no one can judge u...another thing i did was get the dance revolution game for whatever game system you have and do that and have fun while doing it...works great...i used to be 245lbs after i had my son and i am now 170lbs...i started this last december and almost a year i lost 75lbs..so it doesn't take alot of ur time...hope this helps in any way...

DeAnna - posted on 11/18/2008

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pilates is a good work out. you can get the videos from kmart for 10.00-20.00 but they are worth it.

Laura - posted on 11/18/2008

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If you belong to blockbuster, you can get a workout video there and do the exercises at home. Or subscribe to Blockbuster/Netflix online and get your videos there.
For me, it was helpful to have a friend to do exercises with me and kept me motivated...walking was a really good thing for me too...and when my kids were small, I could do these any time of the day!!!

Lori - posted on 11/18/2008

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Try Turbo Jam!! It's really fun and a great workout. You can get it at beachbody.com, or buy it used on eBay or at Amazon for as little as $10.

Leslie - posted on 11/18/2008

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Go to YouTube and search for a workout video you like. I like Tae Bo with Billy Blanks. My 5 year old loves to try the moves with me. I also jog/walk around the pond at the park. Gook Luck!

Julie - posted on 11/18/2008

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try good old fashioned walking it doesn't cost a thing take some music with you something with a fast beat and go at a good steady pace not so your out of breath but enough to get your heart pumping it works all your muscles and if you go different routes it can be enjoyable that way you don't see it as a workout and on day's when the weather is bad put on some music and get moving you can go as crazy as you like and who care's nobody is there to see you, when my kid's were little we would dance around like nut's and it does tone you up an hour of doing something fun beat's the gym anyday. Cheers, Julie

Jamie - posted on 11/18/2008

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I would suggest starting off small by establishing a routine. You can get up as little as 5 minutes earlier or do active things during commercials if you have a favorite TV show. I would start off with push-ups and sit ups (or crunches). Pick a number that you can do now and then every week (or every other week) add 5 more to that number. This does not take a great deal of time, but by building these muscles you will in turn burn more calories and become stronger, thinner and more toned. You can then increase your work out by adding weights, doing lunges, squats, jumping rope, etc. I hope this helps! Every little bit of activity helps. Even parking farther away from a store so that you have to walk a little bit farther is good. It all adds up in the long run. Thanks, Jamie

Danielle - posted on 11/18/2008

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after my daughter i had this strong need to work out, but same as you, couldnt afford to buy a gym membership or trainer.



i bought a yoga mat, a pair of those resistance bands, and a stability ball, i worked out for about an hour every morning for 2 months and actually got looking really good again.



of course once i stopped working out the weight came back, and now i'm pregnant again.



but ya... just those few things motivated me, and i also (as cheezy as it is) used to record the "carribean workout" on OLN, i dont know if you have that channel. but every morning around 530 6 ish, they would play a different workout... if i couldnt do it at 530 am, i would just try to get it in later in the day, sometimes they're fun. you look silly as heck so maybe close the blinds... but ya.. worked for me. :) good luck



ps. if you dont have OLN i'm sure you could probably buy carribean workout, or something similar on dvd.

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