Like many of you, I’ve been trying to keep up with everything COVID-19, but finally sat down to get a new post out. We’ve been sitting on this one for a while now and think it is particularly useful as much of the country shuts down to prevent the spread. Make the most of it and improve your health!
Note that I do have an affiliate relationship with BeachBody and that this post was written by Mrs. FrugalStu, with minor edits by Mr. FrugalStu.
Sticking With A Workout Can Be Tough
I started doing Beach Body when I bought the Insanity DVDs a decade ago. I started a few times, but could never get past the 3rd week due to injuring my ankle or knee. I usually pulled it out a couple times a year, and never got serious about working out.
About 3 years ago I decided it was time to finally do Insanity again, but actually finish it this time. It kicked my butt, but let me tell you, I got in great shape! (and this was about 9 months post-partum).
To avoid injury, I exercised every other day, and one of my best friends committed to joining me. During this time I learned about Beach Body on Demand. I had the Insanity DVDs, but I decided to give it a try; and OH MY! It is SO worth it!
Benefits Of Beach Body
If you are looking for a way to get healthy, workout, and not pay an absurd amount of money for a gym membership, I have your solution. Beach Body on Demand. It is only $100 for an entire YEAR. A year people!!
They literally have hundreds of workouts you can explore. I have been using Beach Body on Demand for about 3 years, and I do not regret it one bit.
The average American spends more than $50 per month on a gym membership. The exact figure is $54, and according to Bloomberg, is roughly 1.2% of the average median household income.Cheatsheet.com
Broken down to daily costs, beach body is about $8 per month, while the average gym almost 7 times more.
This yoga class ^ is a great intro to yoga, even Mr. FrugalStu got into it!
What’s Your Excuse?
I hear this excuse all the time: I’m just not the kind of person who could work out at home because I wouldn’t have the motivation, and wouldn’t be able to keep myself going.
Well, WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
What is the difference between waking up and going to the gym, verses waking up and going to your living room or basement? Nothing!
Actually, there is a difference: Gas money – oh, and a super expensive gym membership. The motivation is still the same right?! You either workout, or you don’t.
I don’t believe that just because you have a gym membership you will work out more than if you had an “at home membership.” You will still have the same motivation, you still have to get up and do it, regardless of your venue.
Exercising With Kids
With pre school cancelled and two young kids, working out can sometimes be tougher. I often have to pause to tend to a crying toddler or divvy out snacks, but I do the best I can.
Sometimes my kids make my workout better, by climbing on my back while doing push ups, sitting on my while I do crunches. I think it sets a good example for my kids when I work out. I love when my kids try to imitate my workouts, an 18 month olds version of push ups is adorable!
Beach Body Is Perfect For Covid-19 Life
Beach Body has many types of classes. There are plenty that use body weight only, while others it’s nice to have kettlebells, dumbbells or yoga equipment.
Most classes have different workouts to accommodate your level of fitness. If you run out of things to do, give it a try!
Use this link to get your 14 day free trial.