I, Chris Tremblett, promise to exercise outdoors rather than in the gym

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Potential savings could be 803,000 Crucible snooker balls full of CO2 and £500 per year

Advice to help you fulfil your promise

Moneysaving.com estimate that 20% of those who join gyms in January have stopped going by June and 20% more by December, yet once you've signed up many gyms make you pay for the whole year. Gym membership can easily top £500 per year but if you go for a jog five times a week or fit it in as, for example, a journey to work you can reduce carbon emissions by 110 kg a year.

Local Advice

Buggy Fit Classes run in Sheffield for mums get back in shape after a new arrival. Get fit behind your buggy or pram.

Sheffield has lots of parks with a variety of landscapes and facilities where you can exercise.

www.runningpartners.org.uk  or join a club

In Sheffield, the Ramblers have the Get Walking Keep Walking campaign going. There are also age related walking groups that organise regular walks in the city and Peak District: The 20s and 30s have a group www.sheffieldwalkinggroup.org.uk and so do the 40s

Top Exercise Tips for a healthy body and planet

  • Build exercise into your daily routine – you don’t have to run everywhere – use the stairs instead of the lift, get off the bus a stop earlier than normal and walk or park a but further away from your destination and walk the rest
  • Housework is a great way to get fit. You can burn 30% more calories an hour clearing a footpath than doing aerobics

If you want to use equipment, buy second hand through eBay or exchange through freecycle, Vskips.co.uk

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