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No Excuses: The Ultimate SPY Guide to Starting an Exercise Routine Without Spending a Fortune

* It’s easy to neglect our fitness routine when we get busy
* Whether you have 20 minutes a day or 3 hours, make your health a priority
* Fitness Equipment, snacks, and apparel for every budget

For many people, half the battle of getting that daily workout in is enduring the gym. Whether you can commit to weekly spin class, a half hour on the treadmill, or a just a few minutes for an at-home sweat session, make the time for yourself to exercise and keep your health a top priority. Regardless of your time limits and budget, we’ve got plenty of material to get you started on an exercise routine–and stay on it.


If the gym just isn’t for you, that doesn’t mean you can’t workout. At-home workouts are an inexpensive and a time-efficient alternative to a spin class or gym membership. There are dozens of simple devices you can keep in your closet and pull out in the morning or after getting home, for a quick, effective workout. Below are 10 inexpensive devices to help build a great at-home gym.

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Workouts & Activities:

Aqua fitness is a great way to stay cool while getting a low impact, but challenging workout. Frequently used as part of physical therapy rehabilitation, aqua fitness can benefit anyone at any age or ability level. You’ll need a few items to get started. Luckily there are plenty of options out there. Find our picks below.

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What to Wear:

Looking for a little extra inspiration to get you back on track with your fitness regime? If you’re like us, the idea of getting new gear or a new outfit to wear really helps get us in the mood. Whether you’re a spinning-devotee or an avid runner, here is what you should be wearing for your next workout.

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How to Track Your Progress:

From the serious athlete to the casual exercise enthusiast, there’s a Fitbit for everyone. But before you pick the right fitness tracker (and trust us, there’s one for everyone), first think about your overall goals. Whatever milestone you set for yourself, you’re sure to find a wearable to help you reach them. See our guide below and find out which one is best for you.

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How to Recover:

You may hit the weights, crunch your core or sweat it out in spin class, but if you stop there, you’re cutting yourself short. That’s because exercise is only the first part of the process. See our list below to find out the best post-workout snacks to help you recover.

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