I have had many people ask me how they can get a good workout without the aid of equipment, since a lot of people put their hard earned money into their cosplays. This is where I come in to tell you how you can get a good workout in, despite such setbacks.
First lets get some references in here:
Scooby is a pro thats just hit the big 5-0. However you'd think at the oldest he was in his late 30s. He is a big believer in simplicity, and not getting the latest equipment to get the job done. check his exercise pages for the simple workouts you can do at home.
Zuzana here focuses on plyometrics ( jump training ), cardio, and bodyweight exercises and very rarely uses equipment. when she does its usually cheap or can be make DIY for cheap at home.
so what could you use for equipment at home for working out? When it comes to working out, workout clothes and decent shoes are a must, but you already knew that right? good. A yoga mat is really handy for various exercises and can be as cheap as $7, even if thats steep try using towels, blankets, etc and just have them in a way so they wont slip around on the ground. the cheapest weights you can make are grocery bags filled with dirt. you can also experiment with various plastic containers and using gravel too. be sure to check your garage sales and craigslist for weights too.
Gym memberships are not nearly as bad as people think they are. they can go for as little as $20 a month or less than a dollar a day. from there you can just look up a printable workout at bodybuilding.com and go to town. aside from buying your equipment, that would be the most expensive thing to do on this list and even thats not too bad. Just don't fall for the gimmicks.
Every now and then we get someones who asks if the shake weight or ab wheel works, and instead of screaming at the individual I simply give then the quickest lesson on gadgets. If they are selling a weight loss gadget that somehow makes the workout feel more comfortable/easy, chances are it does not work. comfort will take a back seat to workout if you want results. it takes sweat, determination, and a lot of willpower to get there, but the reward is priceless.
I hope this helps. Submit your ideas and discoveries to help with budget zero workout here.