5 Ways To Get Fit For Less Than $20!

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Taking fitness classes regularly can be expensive. But it doesn't have to be. We've slashed the price tag on exercise by finding several creative ways to stay trim for under $20. Sounds good, right? Now there is one less reason (or should we say excuse) to not work out. Here are five ways to keep yourself fit without breaking the bank. 

1. Walking and Running

Provided that you already have a good pair of shoes, walking and running are great ways to fit in cardio—you don't have to fight the crowds at the gym (let alone pay for a membership), and you can adapt your routine in distance, time and speed as you get more fit. Cost: $0

2. Library

Believe it or not, your local library provides lots of fitness options, from DVDs to fitness books. Get a FREE library card to try new fitness DVDs all the time! You can switch as often as you'd like, which is a great way to avoid a plateau. Cost: $0

3. YouTube

If you prefer to exercise at home, YouTube videos are always a great option. Some are better than others, so always check the views, thumbs up, and comments left by viewers. Cost: $0

4. Resistance band

This is by far the most versatile piece of equipment you can buy. There are many benefits to using bands, such as obtaining spectacular strength training at home or on the road. Cost: $10.99, Target

5. Stability ball

Like resistance bands, stability balls (also exercise balls) are extremely versatile. They can be incorporated into cardio routines, yoga, Pilates, stretching, and of course, full body strength training. Cost: $12.99, Target

FOUNDER | Aeshia is living her dream. The social entrepreneur unites and empowers girls to be health leaders in their communities. The child obesity epidemic along with the void of entertaining yet positive fitness content and events for young women (ages 13-22) led to the conception and rapid growth of her passionate venture. Before creating Pretty Girls Sweat, Aeshia worked in the TV industry for over 9 years - working her way up from an intern at ABC to a producer on Sundance Channel's celebrated, primetime series ICONOCLASTS. The former high school athlete (track, volleyball, and basketball) and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was also a model for Wilhelmina in New York City. In her free time, the wife and mother of three girls enjoys reading inspirational books, listening to music, eating great food with friends, and enjoying the outdoors.