You don’t have to spend a fortune on a gym membership in order to up your fitness this January.
Whether you want to kickstart weight loss, tone up, run faster or just feel healthier, there are plenty of ways to get fit for free.
From free classes inside some of your favourite activewear clothes shops to apps you can use at home, we’ve rounded up seven ideas that’ll help you keep that New Year’s resolution.
Lots of gyms and online trainers offer free trials in January, such as “on demand” boxing fitness class BoxxMethod, which is offering a 10-day ‘try before you buy’ trial for beginners.
Why not sign up to a few different free trials to discover a new fitness passion for 2017? You never know, you might find something you’re willing to pay for throughout the rest of the year.
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Nothing makes you feel ready to seize the day like a run on a crisp, sunny morning – and it doesn’t cost a penny.
Grab some pals to help pass the time or download a free app like Nike+ Run Club to help track your progress. Alternatively, visit the ParkRun website to find a free 5K in your area.
Get fit and give back to your local community by joining GoodGym, where members volunteer with local projects or run to visit an isolated person.
The nationwide initiative is entirely free to join, but if you can afford it, a monthly donation of £9.95 is recommended to help fund administrative costs.
There are tons of fitness apps that allow you to download and use their basic levels for free.
Try FitStar as an alternative to hiring your own personal trainer or Nike+ Training Club to share your workouts with friends and celebrate your milestones.
Fitness is big business on Instagram and you don’t have to look far to find a free workout video from a trainer.
Search the hashtag #Workout or follow an account such as @Workout, which compiles some of best out there.
Get fit from the comfort of your home with YouTube, where there’s thousands of workout videos available.
Try different channels such as Men’s Health, BeFit or Pilates Union until you find the perfect workout for you.
Some of your favourite fitness brands may have free classes held in store that you never even knew about.
We’d recommend Lululemon or Sweaty Betty, who hold regular sessions from yoga to bootcamp nationwide.
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