If you want to lose weight, get fit, build muscle or do all three then you are going to have to use some kind of equipment at some point. Whether this is paying for a gym subscription in order to use an array of different machines and gadgets that will aid in helping you achieve what you want for your body or buying different weights and machines for your own home gym.
Whatever the choice is, it can be very expensive. Machines and weights and gym subscription do not come cheap. There is also the chance that you may not continue going to the gym or using the machines or weights you bought, so you are then paying for something that you are no longer using.
There are some cheap alternatives that really do the trick when it comes to fitness equipment, there is no real need to spend a fortune on expensive equipment. This is specifically true if you are just starting out on getting into shape or exercising. It is better to buy some simple cheap equipment that gets results and gets you used to exercise before you progress to anything that is going to cost a lot of money. This way you will know that you are going to carry on with exercise before you spend a fortune.
The good thing about the simple and cheap fitness equipment is that they do not take up a lot of room either, unlike bulky expensive machines. If you were thinking that these cheap alternatives will not give you the results that you are looking for then think again, you will find most of these in a professional gym or health spa, so you know they are great bits of kit.
There are many different types and some work better than others, here are some that I have tried and tested and have found to be very effective and cheap of course.
The first one, which is such an effective piece of kit is the exercise ball. You can do so many different muscle toning exercises with the ball and they are so cheap. Then something that I have found really effective is resistance bands, again very cheap and so versatile that you can take them with you when you travel. A pair of good running shoes are also cheap and running is great for a cardiovascular workout to keep that heart fit.