|Photograph by John Kees|
Another great free running group that is local to myself and I think has other's dotted about the UK is Sweatshop running group. It is run out of a the Sweatshop clothing store and there are a choice of routes to follow, what makes this different to Parkrun is that it is held on an late afternoon early evening and you don't have a way to check your time unless you use your own timer or Fitbit.
Work out at home. So this sounds a lot easier then it actually is, I have an app that has been giving me notifications and inspirations for the past month and a half. The thing is I haven't actually completed any of the routines yet. I find it difficult at home not to just give up I have nobody to watch me and make me feel guilty for giving up. I also find that I go into it to hard and fast as a lot of the apps and free work out video's that can be found on YouTube are for those people who have some level of fitness and aren't a complete potato like me.
When I first looked at how to get fit for free I came across boxing. So technically it is free but the catch is you need to raise money for charity, not that this is a bad thing to do. I signed up but then realised the fight night was on a birthday that I couldn't miss. The main reason I wanted to do this was for the free 8 weeks training that you get, it would boost motivation and fitness levels which would then make it easier to fall into a natural routine of exercise. You would also get great skills make some friends and who knows you could be the next Mike Tyson (I know nothing of boxing can you tell?). If this tickles your fancy then check out White Collar Boxing.