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Swimsuit Season Is Nearing: Fitness & Health Freebies To Get You Ready
If you love putting on a swimsuit after a long winter break, raise your hand. That’s what I thought. Most people feel about swimsuit season the same way they feel about going to the dentist. However, ready or not, the season is nearly upon us. In order to help you get swimsuit ready, I have compiled a list of the best fitness and health freebies.
If you are planning to start a new fitness routine to get bikini ready, one of the best health freebies you can get prior to hitting the gym is a free health assessment. Be sure to start off on the right foot by establishing a fitness baseline to measure your success. Stop by a participating CVS pharmacy to score a free health screening (over $100 value). Your free screening will be performed by a medical professional and will include an assessment of your blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), glucose and cholesterol. Plus you’ll get a free lifestyle stress test and tips on how to stop smoking. Check out the CVS website for participating locations near you. The pharmacy at Sam’s Club also offers a free health screening.
Once you have received a clean bill of health and are cleared to get moving, you can take advantage of some great fitness and health freebies and deals. If you’re looking for a new fitness routine, check out sites like Amazon Local, LivingSocial, and Groupon to snag deals on everything from gym memberships to yoga to TRX to bootcamps. These coupons are a great way to try out a particular type of fitness program to see if you like it before committing the big bucks. For instance, you may be really surprised to find that you totally love Zumba but can’t stand TRX, and you can figure that out while saving upwards of 60%.
If you have a gym nearby that you really want to try but don’t want to pay all of the application fees or commit to a contract yet, free gym trials are great health freebies. Head to the gym’s website or even call to find out about a free trial. Many gyms offer free 7 day trials. If you get a 7 day pass, make sure to use it wisely. Try a variety of classes, explore the facility, and talk to the staff in order to get a sense of whether or not you would enjoy working out there. If you find a particular class you like but aren’t sure you would use the rest of the facility, talk to a staff member about just paying to take that class. Some gyms will let you pay for a single class rather than buying a whole membership.
While you can typically find deals and steals on fitness classes and gym memberships, the truth is you don’t have to sign up for any facility in order to workout. You can find some great fitness and health freebies right on your computer. For example, YouTube offers free fitness videos that can pack a real punch. My favorites are the BeFit videos. They post new workouts everyday and they even have videos featuring fitness gurus like Jane Fonda, Jillian Michaels, Denise Austin, and more. In addition, many cable networks new offering free fitness programming either as a channel or as an “on demand” feature (where you can play the show whenever you want). Check out your channel guide to see if your service offers fitness programming.
There are a lot of great and maybe even fun ways to get ready for swimsuit season. You don’t have to have a huge budget to get bikini ready. You can take advantage of health freebies, such as coupons, free trials, and Internet or television fitness programming. In addition, you may be surprised to find that many employers are now either offering a gym at work or subsidizing employee gym memberships so be sure to talk to your human resources department. Do what it takes to get the best fitness and health freebies and deals – save your money for the swimsuit!