Get slim for summer – 10 ways to blast belly fat without spending a penny

BEACH BUM: Getting fit doesn’t have to cost you any money

If you’re struggling to shed those extra few pounds ahead of your next beach break, then try making a few tiny tweaks to your lifestyle and you’ll slim down in no time.

You don’t need a costly gym membership to drop pounds because there’s plenty of ways you can get fit for free.

Penny-pinching gurus at have shared their top tips to get beach body ready the frugal way.

Simple things like following fitness influencers on social media, making yourself a home gym and buying a skipping rope are all positive changes that can impact your waistline.

Getting fit for free isn’t just about pounding the pavements and going for a run, instead, you can be creative with things you find around the home.

Darren Williams, from, said: “Summertime is always the time of the year when everyone wants to be in the best shape possible.


“There are plenty of ways people can get the body they want without having to shell out the money”

Darren Williams


“Gyms make a fortune from people who are desperate for a beach bod, and so many people succumb to splashing the cash.

“But there are plenty of ways people can get the body they want without having to shell out the money.

“By making the most of your home furniture and following a few fitness bloggers on social media, you can get a good exercise routine without spending a penny.”

Here are 10 ways to shape up without spending a penny:

1. Follow fitness professionals on social media

There are so many incredible fitness professionals that share their tips and tricks online for free. Make sure you follow them for handy workout inspiration and healthy recipes to get you fit for the beach in no time.

2. Make a home gym

If you’re looking for a quick-fix to get beach body ready, don’t purchase a one year gym membership.

Instead, try doing small but effective workouts at home. Sprint up the stairs, use the kitchen worktop to do incline push ups, the wall to do wall squats and the sofa to do tricep dips.

3. Walk to work

Instead of getting in the car or hopping on the bus, why not wake up a little earlier and walk to work? The exercise will leave you feeling fresh and ready for the day whilst also giving you a free workout.

If you live a little too far from your work to walk, try getting off the bus a stop early, or park your car a little further away than usual.

4. Plan your meals

Planning some healthy work lunches and meals is actually a great way you get beach body ready frugally. If you regularly purchase food for your lunch then this will certainly help you save some cash.

Choose some healthy, high protein recipes that will keep you full up until dinner time. This will stop you snacking at your office desk as well.

5. Get a skipping rope

Skipping ropes are relatively cheap yet they provide you with lots of different exercises.

By simply skipping and jumping, you can get in a great cardio session, plus it can be wrapped around sturdy objects and used for resistance training and stretching.

6. Put your goals on the fridge

Don’t rely on personal trainers to keep track of your progress for you.

Instead, do it the frugal way and track your beach body progress by sticking it up on the fridge. You can also put your exercise plan and your meal prep up there as well.

7. Squat whilst brushing your teeth

Try doing deep lunge squats during your morning and evening tooth brushing.

This is a great mini-exercise that you can do as part of your daily routine.

8. Don’t get sucked in to buying fitness DVDs

We’ve all been sucked into buying a fitness DVD after seeing our favourite celebrity’s dramatic weight loss, but half the workouts they are doing you could do for free by using internet videos to help.

Try googling a quick and easy workout that targets the area you are trying to lose weight on.

9. Exercise on the beach

If you live near the seaside, or if you want to maintain your fitness regime whilst you are on your holiday, try jogging or doing a workout on the beach. The sand will give you a more high-intensity workout.

10. Do the housework

You can burn anything from 100-300 calories per hour just by doing the housework.

Chores such as hoovering, washing dishes, ironing and mowing the lawn are all great calorie burning workouts that cost nothing and will contribute to getting you beach body ready in no time.