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December 28, 2022

Inexpensive Ways to Get Fit This Winter

Use these low-budget tips to stay active this season.

While staying warm next to a fire and watching movies all winter long is tempting, it’s important to keep your body moving by exercising regularly. The winter months can be a difficult time to stay motivated both physically and mentally, but with these inexpensive exercise options, you’ll be active in no time.

Go for a winter hike or walk

Don’t let the cold weather keep you inside, bundle up and head outdoors for a relaxing hike or walk. If necessary, put on a waterproof layer and adventure with ease. Even though temperatures may be dropping, being outside during the winter months can be a cheap way to maintain physical activity while on a budget.

Ice skating

Although ice skating may just seem like a fun winter activity, it is actually a perfect way to burn some calories and get your body moving. During the winter, skating rinks often offer discount pricing on certain days. If you really commit to skating, you might even consider purchasing a season pass that can save you money each time you go. Some locations are also free if you have your own skates.

Purchase a discounted gym membership

During the winter months, many fitness studios and gyms offer free trials, discounts, coupons, and membership specials. To save some extra money, look into deals that are being offered at fitness facilities near you. You could even step out of your comfort zone and try a new type of exercise to change up your workout routine.


Get in touch with your inner child by enjoying an afternoon out in the snow. All you need is a sled, snow, and a hill to have an inexpensive outdoor activity. The enthralling feeling of speeding down the hill is motivation to walk back up and do it all over again. Fresh snow adds resistance when walking uphill (and so does towing a child or two). Sledding is a great way to enjoy the winter weather instead of trying to avoid it.

Contact your local Citizens First Bank to learn additional information about budgeting resources and receive expert financial advice during the upcoming winter months. Stop in or give us a call or visit our website today.