I've always said rich is a feeling. You don't have to be a millionaire to feel rich, you don't even have to have a dollar. One time I drove along the San Diego coast in a Saturn listening to the Eagles with the windows rolled down and couldn't think of a thing I'd rather do in the moment if all the world's money was at my disposal. Likewise, I volunteered at a live music yoga studio in La Jolla and got free classes in exchange for mopping the redwood floor. While the two other women that usually attended were paying hundreds of dollars a month, I was doing frog pose on the poverty line.
Here are some creative ways to get a workout AND feel rich
VOLUNTEER AT A YOGA STUDIO: I happen to know that MOST yoga studio's offer some form of exchange if you can't pay. Yoga happens to be backed by an all-inclusive philosophy (not always) even though it comes across as quite elitist. Like I mentioned before I was doing yoga on the beach in one of the most expensive zip codes in America. For free. If you find a lavish studio-and/or some corporate chains (like Core Power yoga) give it a shot, it can't hurt.
GET FREE PASSES BACK-TO-BACK: Guest passes are offered everywhere from LA Fitness to 24 Hour. Even posh Barre and Pilates studio's often let you sit in for at least one class. LA Fitness will sometimes give a person 2 weeks to try their gym AND THEN go to one at another location. There really are enough gyms to keep most people busy for a year (considering most people workout 12 times a year).
GET AEROBICS EQUIPMENT ON CRAIGSLIST: There are two ways to do this typically. A) Look under the "For Sale" section under "Free". You can browse through the giveaways or enter "Elliptical" or "Treadmill" into the search bar. OR you can post yourself in the "Items Wanted" section and let them know you will pick it up. Some people are itching to get rid of equipment they used a whole 12 times last year.
WORKOUT ON A BEACH OR IN AN UPSCALE PARK: Let's just admit it, rich people go to the beach. Why do you think there are so many bums there? They migrated to a place they could be broke and feel rich. Sometimes yogi's will host donation classes at parks and beaches. These kinds of things can be found in community calendars and online at sites like Meetups.com. For parks you can also look up the Parks and Recreation site for your town.
Who said that only the rich can feel rich? I certainly did not and will smack someone with a white glove in the face if they ever claim I did. These are 100 percent tried and tested ways to get a quality workout without paying a dime. If you know of any other ways, pray do tell!