Last week I went over a bunch of body weight exercises that you could do to get you started. This week I want to talk about how to get workout equipment for cheap.
First place to look is Craigslist. There are plenty of people who bought exercise equipment and then ended up using it as a place to hang clothes.
You could also buy PVC pipe from a hardware store cap it off and put sand in it. Add more sand as you get stronger. I know Home Depot will even cut it for free!
Don't be afraid to ask around. Friends, family, and co-workers may have some gear that is taking up space in their garage; some might even give it to you for free!
Last, do a dvd swap. Are you tired of your workout dvd's? Find a friend and switch dvd's back and forth.
You don't need a lot of gear to get in shape. Just use what you have and add to it slowly.