Put fitness first and shape up without spending big this year | The Sun

IF you plan to be fitter in 2023, there is lots of free support to keep you on your toes.

From no-spend apps to packed YouTube channels, you can get off the starting blocks at the touch of a button.

Whether you’re just beginning or taking exercise to the next level, use these ideas to get fit for free.

READY, STEADY, GO:

Newbie runners should make a dash for the Couch To 5k app, which has already helped millions of people lace-up their trainers and get going.

It involves three runs a week, with a day of rest in between, and a different schedule for each of the nine weeks.

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It is simple, welcoming and motivating.

The app offers lots of support along the way.

KEEP ON RUNNING: More experienced runners will find a community of like-minded joggers on the Nike Running Club free app, with tools for all levels of runner.

It has training plans and audio-guided runs.

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Cyclists can join runners in tracking their activity on the Strava app, which is part training tool and part social media community.

The free basic version has loads of features, so you shouldn’t need to pay for all the bells and whistles on the £54.99 annual subscription.

SLOWLY DOES IT: If pounding the streets isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of workouts you can do in your own home.

Millions of people around the world who want to improve their flexibility and strength follow Yoga With Adriene on YouTube. Adriene Mishler will guide you through the moves.

Her 30-Day Yoga Journey is a great way to start the year.

NEXT BIG TING: Beloved by the TikTok generation, Chloe Ting has more than 24million subscribers on YouTube, with free workouts that require no special equipment.

The easiest way to navigate her workouts is to go to chloeting.com and click on the button for starting a free workout programme, which will take you straight to her YouTube channel.

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