You don't need to spend megabucks on excercise equipment - sometimes the things that will help you the most are the things that cost the least. For example, a jump rope can be bought very cheaply, and so can a hula hoop. These kids toys can be very effective for exercising. And what about those plastic bats and balls that kids take to the beach? Instead of buying hand weights, use a couple of 400g food cans, or two 500cl bottles of water - they work just as well as that sassy set of weights, but effectively, they cost nothing, as you can eat the contents of the cans and drink the bottles of water. Do you have any cheap alternatives to exercise equipment?