1. Walk - Probably the most affordable and convenient way to stay fit. You can do it anywhere and it’s free (except the cost of comfortable walking shoes)! Best of all, getting in 10,000 steps a day might provide you with some clarity about any financial difficulties. You may wish to purchase a pedometer ($10-$30) which is an affordable way to count your steps.
2. Buy an Exercise Ball - Use it to work the abs, support the body during weight training activities or even for cardio. You can even sit on it at work to engage your core (mid-section) all day! Most cost $20 to $50 and can be used to improve core strength. Here are some great core exercises http://exercise.about.com/cs/abs/l/bl_core.htm you can do with an exercise ball.
3. Use Inexpensive Exercise Gear - Having fancy exercise equipment is nice, but you don’t need it for a great workout. Instead, try using resistance bands, jump ropes, pedometers and hand weights.
4. Try Body Weight Workouts - A number of exercises require nothing more than your body and some good music. Try leg lunges, squats, push-ups, tricep dips and bicycle crunches to keep your muscles toned.
5. TV Workouts - If you have cable T.V., you likely have access to exercise programs that are broadcast at almost any time throughout the day.
6. Join a Running or Walking Group - Your community likely has a running or walking group that you can join to get outside for a brisk run/jog nearly every day. The best part is that it’s a great way to meet friends and stay motivated!
Source: Exercise on a Budget http://exercise.about.com/cs/abs/l/bl_core.htm
By Paige Waehner, About.com Guide April 16, 2010