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Topend Sports Newsletter: 16 March 2017

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Fitness for Free

In this edition of my monthly free newsletter, there is only free stuff - free advice about getting fit for free, my new free home fitness testing manual and a link to a free ebook on amazon, all from your favourite free online sports and fitness resource - Topend Sports!


Getting fit is not something that should be expensive, though for many people that is what it becomes. Paying for trainers, gyms, clothing and gadgets can add up. But these are only accessories, none of that is actually necessary to make your body fitter. It can make it seem more appealing, but is not essential. 


Are you paying for motivation? Putting yourself out there and training hard takes a lot of motivation and commitment. If you can work-out without needing to pay a gym or a personal trainer to motivate yourself, then it is more likely that you will continue to do so. When things get difficult, it is your own will that is required to keep pushing yourself, support may help but it should not be the main driver.


You don't need to pay for expensive equipment. There is nothing easier (and cheaper) than going for a run to train aerobically, and workouts can become much more complex when you add hills, stairs or beach running - and you get the bonus of a bit of fresh air! For example, try these beach workouts. To get stronger, try these bodyweight exercises, or make your own weights. With just what you can find around the house, here a list of home fitness exercises.


Not having enough money to get fit should never be an excuse - not having enough time is another thing, but should also not be an excuse. If you think you have no time, it is more likely that you are not making fitness a priority. You can always find time if you really want. And the best time is now!

NEW CONTENT on Topend Sports
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Home Fitness Test

The Home fitness test is a free manual for testing your fitness at home, including all you need to perform 10 fitness tests that you can do yourself.

Download the Home Fitness Test
Fit Is The New Skinny

Otherwise known as the No-BS Truth About Getting Thinner, Leaner, and Stronger. Although this 'book' is actually a very long winded promotion for his "Thinner Leaner Stronger" publication, it actually has some very good advice and is still worth a read.


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