Most students (and other people who are just a bit strapped for cash) will be extremely aware of how much money most gym memberships cost and how much money they don’t have to spare on a gym membership.
BUT FEAR NOT!
You do not need a gym to be fit and healthy.
I REPEAT. YOU DO NOT NEED A GYM TO BE FIT AND HEALTHY.
I’ll start from the beginning.
Being ‘healthy’ isn’t just about being thin, muscular, eating 100% clean ALL OF THE TIME or whatever else you assume healthy is. Being healthy is a combination of physical health (eating healthy and exercising regularly), mental health (realising that treats are perfectly fine, as is not exercising sometimes) and spiritual health (loving yourself no matter how ‘healthy’ you deem yourself to be).
Obviously mental health and spiritual health don’t necessarily have anything to do with the gym, though. And they will be both probably be discussed in more detail in a later post. Today, we’re focusing on physical health.
You don’t need an expensive gym membership to by physically healthy. All you need is a floor and some motivation (and some footwear if you’re doing anything outside or just want some beautiful workout shoes).
Body weight exercises mean you don’t need to buy expensive weights. Running outside means you don’t have to pay for a gym or buy a treadmill. There are endless options if you can’t afford a gym.
So I don’t clog up your dashboards completely with my incessant ranting, I have taken the liberty to collect together a bunch of posts and articles to prove that you do not need a gym to be fit and healthy.
No gym? NO PROBLEM!
Part of my Student Survival Guide