Save money with a home gym

Consumer Reports News: May 14, 2009 05:43 PM

If times are lean, there's no need to buy into the latest infomercial exercise product. By simply buying a few key pieces of equipment, you can get a gym-worthy workout at home and for less than $100.

Get started with a mat, dumbbells, and elastic bands, then add a stability ball and an exercise DVD for a good cardio workout.

Use these tips for getting more out of your workout, and you'll be well on your way to bargain fitness.

If a gym is really what you're looking for, know your options and check out our health club Ratings (subscribers).

Read more of our exercise coverage including 10 health perks of exercise and product ratings like running shoes and pedometers.




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