Frugal Fitness Tips

Looking for fitness options that won't break the bank? Look no further!

Fitness Centers

Luther has its own fitness facility called God’s Gym, located in Stub Hall. You can get a key from the Business Office for a $10 deposit. Looking for something different? Luther students are also able to use the Augsburg Gym, for more information contact Karen Treat. You can also join the YMCA; there is a location at 1761 University Avenue W. in St. Paul, Minn. You could also join Anytime Fitness in Roseville, Minn.

Get Outside

The neighborhood around the seminary is a great place to run or walk. Check out some of these running and walking routes! The Twin Cities also has wonderful park/lake trails and bike trails.

Everyday Fitness

Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Take the long way to class. Burn calories while you shop, garage sale, babysit, etc.  

Online Workout Videos

One of the cheapest ways to get fit is to use free online workout videos. Sparkpeople has a variety of videos, some require equipment but there are some that don’t. You can find other free workout routines by searching for videos on YouTube or for free podcasts on iTunes.

Workout DVDs

You can also use workout videos and DVDs. If you don’t have any check your parent’s house for those old 80s workout videos or check out the selection at your local library — just search for “fitness video.” Why not gather a group of friends to workout to Buns of Steel a few times a week? You will have plenty of laughs and get a good workout while you’re at it!

Community Classes 

Get off campus, meet some new people and get fit by getting involved in some community fitness classes at your local community recreational center. If you live in St. Paul, check out some of the offerings in Roseville.

Dancing

Dancing can be a really great workout as well as fantastic way to have fun with friends and meet people. Whether you are interested in salsa, swing, or any other kind of dancing, the Twin Cities offers some great opportunities. Check out Tapestry Folkdance Center for a variety of different dance events.

Fitness Equipment

If you decide to purchase your own fitness equipment, you can often get good quality used equipment from garage sales or from craigslist. If you are really tight on cash, you can turn some of your housewares into fitness equipment