Posted on : 10-12-2011 | By : admin | In : Fitness and Health, Nutrition Information
If you are like most Americans, getting in shape is at the top of you To Do list. Finding the time is one thing, but finding the money is quite another. Fitness can be expensive, so here are a few ways to trim the cost of trimming down.
Buy brand name athletic shoes at a significant discount from mail order companies. Look for ads in the back of various fitness magazines.
Fancy health clubs are expensive. Consider joining the Y or a community center. These facilities often provide the same services for a lot less.
Save 20 to 40% on the cost of professional quality exercise equipment like treadmills and stair steppers. Some fitness equipment companies work like furniture discounters: just call with the make and model number, and they will quote you a price over the phone.
Tape your favorite TV exercise show and play it back when the time is more convenient. Borrow or rent fitness exercise videos before buying to make sure you like the routines. Then trade with friends to keep things interesting.
If you are considering a diet center for nutrition consulting, watch for coupons or special deals. Always ask if it has a special rate coming up because you will often get a discount early.
Prepare your own diet meals. Many of the frozen diet meals feature portion control. That means you are paying more to get less. A good healthy diet cookbook is a much better investment.
Get free professional advice on nutrition information and healthy diet from a registered dietitian by calling the National Center for Nutrition and Diatetics at 1-800-366-1655.
Who says you can’t be too rich or too thin?