Working Out for Free

Working Out for Free


You hear the word “gym” being thrown around here, there, everywhere. It’s not for everyone. There are other fitness memberships out there to suit everyone but you don’t need a membership to keep fit. If you’re on a tight budget or you simply don’t want to pay for a membership of any sort, there are plenty of free workouts out there.

YouTube – YouTube is your best friend. There are many workout videos and fitness channels out there. Blogilates, The Body Coach, Lumowell, BeFiT, FitnessBlender to name a few. You can find a workout/channel to suit you and to your liking whether it’s yoga, ballet style training, HIIT, learn how to do push ups correctly etc. You can do this in the comfort of your own home. Even a hotel room too if you’re out and about. Get family, friends involved too.

Sweaty Betty – Sweaty Betty host free workout classes in store which you can sign up to online. Different stores host different types of classes so do look online as you can book a class a week in advance. Do be quick though, as they do get booked up fast. If you can’t make a class, they also do free workout videos on their website.

Darebee – Darebee is an online fitness resource containing many fitness programs, challenges and workouts for you to choose from. The programs and challenges lasts 30, 60 or 90 days. You can pick whether you want a cardio workout or target a certain body part. If you don’t want to follow an x day programme, there are many individual workout sessions for you. The best thing about Darebee is that you can track and tick off the days as you go along online, there’s a timer and you can tick off the number of sets as you go along too. You can also download any of the workouts/program/challenges as a pdf. Put it on your phone, tablet or view on the computer.

Fitness Apps – With some apps, you may have to pay to use but there are plenty of free ones out there and there’s some you don’t need to have data or wifi connected. I have picked out some apps in a blog post here however as that was posted last year, I have found more apps ever since, like Lumowell. Explore the app stores, read the reviews etc.

Nature – Workout in the park, on a park bench, find a set of stairs, the beach, a trail, go hiking, cycle etc. Make use of the environment around. At the same time, you are admiring the beauty of nature around and who knows, you might stumble upon a new area.

There’s something for everyone. There’s no need to buy equipment as you can use your bodyweight and or make use of household items. I’ve even used a small suitcase.

Are there any other free workouts you would recommend?


  1. Life-As-Mum
    8th June 2016 / 7:42 pm

    I used to work out from home a lot before I fell pregnant. I can't wait to get back into it again. I used to follow Youtube videos then make my own workouts as I go along. x

  2. Rhian Westbury
    8th June 2016 / 8:54 pm

    I need to get into the habit of going on runs as I don't do it as often as I'd like x

  3. ana de jesus
    8th June 2016 / 10:32 pm

    I think working from home is a great idea and it is what I want to start doing when I move house!

  4. 9th June 2016 / 12:18 am

    Thanks for the recommendations. I may have to browse YouTube for some tutorials or home workouts!

  5. Author TP Keane
    9th June 2016 / 12:47 am

    I've just started getting into the whole work out routine via youtube. Love the name, sweaty betty. Used to call myself that lol.

  6. Stella Olojola
    9th June 2016 / 6:52 am

    I am going to check out those work out videos on YouTube x

  7. Kylie wenn
    9th June 2016 / 6:53 am

    Well.. I really need to do some work out.. This post reminds me well…. It's great to hv something free. lol

  8. Harriet from Toby & Roo
    9th June 2016 / 8:06 am

    Haha this just makes me feel even more guilty that I'm not going to do it… I'm running out of excuses! H x

  9. Caffeinated Reactions
    9th June 2016 / 8:51 am

    I've recently decided to get fitter! I tried using the apps which I found to be very useful. I couldn't back then afford to join a gym

  10. Dannii Martin
    9th June 2016 / 9:38 am

    I always use YouTube for workouts and I lost 100lbs by doing that. There are some great ones on there.

  11. Claire
    9th June 2016 / 9:57 am

    Some really great ideas! So many ways to get fit.

  12. Laura Jane Style
    9th June 2016 / 9:57 am

    I have been failing miserably in the workout department! I used to do youtube quick abs in the mornings and sometimes yoga – must get back to it – fab post xox

  13. 9th June 2016 / 10:05 am

    But if it's free then that's one less excuse I have to not exercise! lol

  14. beautyqueenuk
    9th June 2016 / 10:07 am

    I never knew that about Sweaty Betty, but what a great idea x

  15. Hannah Heartss
    9th June 2016 / 2:01 pm

    I love Youtube for working out at home – so many great videos!

  16. Michelle @ Mapping MIlkyway
    9th June 2016 / 3:05 pm

    These are all great sources! I actually dont like to watch videos as I work out so I tend to go on pinterest to find work out plans and maybe new moves I can try out when I'm getting bored of my routine. 😛
    ♡ Michelle from Mapping Milkyway

  17. Mamta Balani
    9th June 2016 / 3:27 pm

    Gym is far from home thus was thinking to find something which can help to do it at home and thanks to you for let me knowing so many sources for workout at home.

  18. Jessica McDonnell
    9th June 2016 / 7:44 pm

    This is such a great post. I suffer from chronic illness so a gym membership is out of the equation for me – I'm often too tired or too sore, but on my good days, I'd love to be able to work out a bit more. I might look into some of these.

  19. 9th June 2016 / 10:08 pm

    Thanks for this post – I need to exercise more but can't really afford gym membership, it's good to know that there are free options.

  20. Fernando Lachica
    10th June 2016 / 11:50 am

    Yes, this is great for all and saving money for important matters in our lives. It's great to do in the gym, but really life nowadays is very hard.

  21. Franc
    10th June 2016 / 3:19 pm

    I think youtube videos can be an excellent source of workout materials. Fitness apps and trackers also helps a lot.

  22. Laura Ferry
    10th June 2016 / 3:51 pm

    As someone who is currently paying for a personal trainer, this post is very appealing to me! xxx

  23. Elizabeth O.
    10th June 2016 / 4:09 pm

    Who needs a gym membership when you can learn routines and exercises online, right? Youtube has been very helpful in that area ever since. These days you have apps to rely on as well, which is great!

  24. Leslie Hernandez
    10th June 2016 / 9:13 pm

    I go to gym for the weights, but on days where I don't feel like going to the gym I workout at home since I have a home routine (yes I created a home workout routine lol).

  25. Sunshine Kelly
    11th June 2016 / 3:38 am

    Usually I will do some simple exercise at home no matter how busy I am. Keep moving.

  26. Tiffany Yong W.T.
    11th June 2016 / 8:08 am

    All the above are great and free fitness sources. But the most important thing is to be motivated and have the perseverance to keep movin!

  27. Saminu Abass Ola
    11th June 2016 / 8:29 am

    I need to start finding the work out videos on youtube for tutorials. I think that one will be great. For more unique contents on health and fitness tips kindly visit

  28. Bhushavali N
    11th June 2016 / 11:49 am

    I come under the last category. I just jog on the road, stop over somewhere and do some stretches…

  29. Melanie Ed
    11th June 2016 / 5:23 pm

    I do power walks when I can, it's handy to know what free options are available.

  30. Anosa Malanga
    11th June 2016 / 6:39 pm

    I love work out apps but not used them for a while but now just joined the gym (which is not free) but I am loving it

  31. RainbowDiaries Singapore
    11th June 2016 / 11:56 pm

    Many of the best things come free for sure. After blowing quite a few $$$ on gym and all, now I will prefer to just walk…

  32. 12th June 2016 / 7:33 am

    I usually do my workout following some Youtube videos. I just need to have that discipline to do it on schedule. 🙂 I probably need to do it with someone at home so that it becomes more fun and I get to follow my workout plan.

  33. Erica Villas
    12th June 2016 / 10:28 am

    I agree with YouTube workouts! You can also find p90x someonewhere online which is incredible as well.

  34. 12th June 2016 / 6:51 pm

    I think that the more you learn about exercise the more you can do with less equipment. I do go to the gym but only for classes – I hate using the equipment.

  35. MUMMY'S LITTLE MONKEY (@Jax2000)
    13th June 2016 / 10:26 am

    What a great resource; this is brilliant for mums with young children who don't have time to get to the gym. x

  36. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes
    14th June 2016 / 6:05 pm

    I don't have a gym membership at the moment, but I'm really enjoying my home workouts.

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