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Old 05-07-2017, 09:30 AM
 
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I'm on the road next week for 3-4 months. Need these kind of ideas as I don't intend on carrying exercise equipment in the RV. Will have trail bike. But bodyweight exercises can do a lot of good. No equipment other than a park bench or park chin up bar.

https://youtu.be/jeliKWOBID0


A gallon of water weighs a little over 8lbs.

The good thing about using refilled water bottles is if you have many of them (I sometimes have up to eight with varying water levels), and you will be driving a long distance, you can just dump the water onto a neglected-looking plant or even a lawn, to recycle both the water and the landscaping.
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:12 PM
 
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Those flap-handled bottles as mentioned are hard to find, so I used two tie wraps per bottle to make a "ring" that the dowel slips through.

I put the first one around the neck of the bottle just tight enough so I can feed the second one (ring) through it.

Then I pull the first tie wrap as tight as I can.

When making the ring that the dowel goes through, it should be just tight enough so the dowel can be fed through easily w/o being so loose as to have the bottles slip off.






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Old 05-17-2017, 04:41 PM
 
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Kettlebells. They take up way way less room than all the weight equipment I used to have. Pretty effective.

Gym memberships are for people that live in their van, which doesn't seem like a bad notion sometimes.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:53 PM
 
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I am not in the same level as the frugal people who post here (most of whom are awesome and I admire for their smarts), but I can be frugalish.

I work out and don't pay anything. There is a gym in my building where I work and working out there is an employee benefit. Before it existed I used to run, walk the dog, hike and swim (there is a pool in my community that I have access to). Actually I still do all those things except run (keep injuring myself).

Also, I read these books callled "The Ultimate Cheapskate." He's very frugal and makes a living off it. He bikes everywhere. It's great exercise and it saves him money (no car, insurance, gas, etc).
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:38 AM
 
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Kettlebells. They take up way way less room than all the weight equipment I used to have. Pretty effective.

Gym memberships are for people that live in their van, which doesn't seem like a bad notion sometimes.
LOL; so true! I plan to travel in my RV part of the year and use a cheap gym membership for showering.


Love Jeff Yaeger! He may make a living doing what he does now, but he also retired early from a legit 9-to-5 job. The secret is low overhead!
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:14 AM
 
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LOL; so true! I plan to travel in my RV part of the year and use a cheap gym membership for showering.


Love Jeff Yaeger! He may make a living doing what he does now, but he also retired early from a legit 9-to-5 job. The secret is low overhead!
I'll check him out.

Here's who I view as the king of cheap living.

https://mobilecodgers.blogspot.com/

interview:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjTGF4jPdCY
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Old 05-29-2017, 08:57 PM
 
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Fortunately, my company has an onsite workout room and offers 8 classes per week. Also there are walking trails at the corporate park as well. I also walk around my community and ride bikes. Have free weights, workout bench, workout videos, and workout ball at home.
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Old 05-30-2017, 04:51 AM
 
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Seniors out there may want to inquire with their health insurer about access to the Silver Sneakers program. We discovered that ours (BC/BS) offers this membership perk gratis. It means that we can go into any gym anywhere in the U.S. that is a SS member and use the facilities (do need to get their particular card at no cost). No obligation to participate in the actual SS program. This is great when traveling as many, many brands participate.
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Old 05-30-2017, 09:16 AM
 
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Fortunately, my company has an onsite workout room and offers 8 classes per week. Also there are walking trails at the corporate park as well. I also walk around my community and ride bikes. Have free weights, workout bench, workout videos, and workout ball at home.



What kind of classes? That's a great perk! Smart, too, on their part, as a healthier employee will be a more reliable, more productive, and less costly employee. I wish my workplace would offer one (any kind of aerobics class would do).
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