Fit Under $5

By Hailey Tolleson

Staff Reporter

Did you tell yourself at the beginning of the year that you were going to work out more? If you didn’t keep your promise, we won’t judge. Instead we’re here to suggest fun ways to get excise for $5 or under.

  1. Lose Yourself to Dance!

Trick yourself into getting in a workout by taking a Zumba class. In class you will work on toning up. Not Beyoncé? That’s okay because bad dancing is still a workout. It’s only $5 to drop in.


Where: Maple Street Dance

              3215 Central Ave.NE

              Albuquerque Nm 87106


When: Tuesday 5:25pm-6:25pm

            Wednesday 4:30pm-5:30pm

            Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm

           Sunday 11:00am-12pm


  1. Pump it up!

Are you fickle about fitness? Liberty gym allows you to drop-in for $5 a visit without worrying about monthly dues. Their facilities include aerobic equipment, exercise equipment, and free weights. If all that seems intimidating they also have personal trainers to help guide you on proper techniques.


Where: Liberty Gym

              2401 Jefferson St NE

              Albuquerque NM 87110


When: Monday-Friday 4:30am-10pm

             Saturday 6am-6pm

             Sunday 8am-6pm


  1. It’s Okay to be a Poser!

Does end of the semester stress have you feeling downward, dog?  Work out the tension in your muscles by taking a yoga class at Helix coffee and yoga. Most classes are offered in the morning and cost $5. If you have kids, they also have a playroom. Classes are small and are first come first serve, so get there a few minutes early.


Where: Helix coffee and yoga

              3612 Campus Blvd NE

              Albuquerque, NM 87106


When: Check out the class schedule here.


  1. Exercising Doesn’t Have to be a Big Dill!

Caesar Chavez Community Center has four indoor pickleball courts and equipment. Unfortunately, it has nothing to do with pickles. Pickle ball is a combination of badminton, tennis and table tennis. It’s a sport that has attracted players young and old, so grab your friends and try it out.


Where: Caesar Chavez Community Center

1325 Palomas Dr Se,

 Albuquerque, NM 87108


When: Monday 8:30-11am

             Tuesday 8:30-10:30am

             Wednesday 8:30-10:30am

             Thursday 5:30-7:30pm

Friday 8:30-10:30


  1. Water You Waiting For?

Summer is not quite here yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go swimming. Highland pool has indoor pools open to the public. During the day it’s open to those who want to swim laps and, in the evening,, it’s geared more towards recreation and families. Usually it costs $2.50 to swim, but if you go on Friday evening, it’s only $0.50!


Where: Highland Pool


When: Check out the schedule here


We hope you enjoy these frugal fitness activities and achieve your fitness goals!


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