Get fit without breaking the bank. Our expert picks the most affordable fitness buys
Strengthen thighs and core. Place ball between you and wall at waist level. Angle legs away. Lower body as if sitting in a chair then pull up slowly. Repeat x 10. argos.co.uk £4.99
The lazy gal’s exercise item of choice. Earth Footwear has a new exercise sandal “Earth Expance” that’s perfect for summer. lovethoseshoes.com In silver or gold, £59.
Walking is the best and cheapest way to get fit. After good shoes all you need is a simple pedometer. womanandhome.ipcshop.co.uk £13.99
Really whips up the circulation, and coordination as it burns calories. Skip ’til you break a sweat. johnlewis.com £9.50.
Fab for toning arms. Hold an end in each hand, place the centre under your foot. Raise both arms, stretching band to chin level. Keep back straight. Lower. Repeat 10-15 times. johnlewis.com £9.75.
Stepping is great at building stamina. Find some great music and step up and down 20-25 times a minute. Step up at different angles to vary joint action. argos.co.uk £18.59
Remember the fun you had with a hoola hoop? Gaiam?s Dance Hoop tones arms, waist, hips, thighs and tums. Comes with a workout DVD for hours of slimming fun. johnlewis.com £34
Swimming is such a good all round exercise. These googles are designed to fit female faces better. Plus, they are pink! speedo.com £14