As much as some of us hate to admit it, exercise is really important to your health. It builds strength and stamina, relieves stress, and releases all kinds of happy chemicals in your brain. Unfortunately, gym memberships can be expensive, and the process of getting there, suiting up, working out, and showering off can take more time than many people have to spare.

The good news is, there are actually plenty of ways to work out from the comfort of your own home… all in just 30 minutes.

Here are five of our favorite affordable ways to get your daily dose of exercise, no matter how busy life gets.

Fitness Blender

Run by married team Kelli and Daniel Segars, the Fitness Blender YouTube channel offers more than 600 free exercise videos, with plenty of options clocking in at 30 minutes or less. There are workouts for people of every fitness level and a range of different exercise styles, from basic cardio to kickboxing to Pilates and beyond. Each routine is incredibly varied with a simple progress bar on the side of the screen, making these videos ideal for people who get bored with doing the same old reps over and over.

If you’d like more structure, you can purchase Kelli and Daniel’s curated multi-day workout plans for a super affordable price. Otherwise, just hit that subscribe button and find what works for you!

Power Walking

Walking often gets overshadowed by its flashier cousin, running. But just because it might not leave you heaving for breath and drenched in sweat doesn’t mean walking isn’t a worthwhile workout. In fact, it’s exponentially easier on your joints and therefore accessible to a much wider range of ages, abilities, and fitness levels. To get the most out of a walk, advises the Mayo Clinic, do it at a brisk pace with your head up and facing forward, moving your arms as you go to keep the blood pumping. The quicker you stroll along, the more benefits you’ll see. Do it on a treadmill or take your walk outside for an extra mental health boost.

Insanity Max 30

If you really love a challenge… and you’re already in pretty good shape… Insanity Max 30 will definitely level up your at-home workouts. Led by the endlessly positive (and impressively jacked) Shaun T, these hyper-intense half-hour videos will push you to the edge of your physical capabilities. It’s not free – a year’s subscription costs around $100 – but it’s certainly more affordable than a $200 a month gym membership.

A major caveat: Insanity workouts are not for beginners or people with underlying health conditions… if you’re not careful, it’s easy to injure yourself doing these routines. There are also online communities of devotees who claim they don’t feel they’ve really worked out until they’re on the verge of passing out or throwing up. DO NOT listen to this thinking… if you’re about to barf, you’re exercising in a way that is dangerous and counterproductive. Insanity Max 30 is all about striving for your personal best. Always listen to your body, take breaks, and make any modifications you need.

Stationary Biking

Riding a bike is another simple, low-impact way to improve wellness. If your preference is to do this the old-fashioned way, on a bike that will actually transport you from one place to another, more power to you. But a stationary machine has the benefit of being impervious to bad weather and accessible even in locations where safe cycling routes are hard to find.

Now, if the first word that popped into your mind when you hit this section was “Peloton” and the second word was “expensive,” don’t worry. There are plenty of lower cost options out there, including this $150 Exerpeutic bike, which can be folded up and tucked away if your space is limited. This less expensive equipment doesn’t come with online video training, but you can find plenty of free high intensity interval routines to help you get the most out of your workout.

woman riding an indoor bike

Yoga with Adriene

The great thing about yoga is that you can tailor it to exactly what you need – whether that’s improving flexibility, toning muscles, or simply reducing tension after a long day. YouTube yogi Adriene Mishler has created a series of free at-home videos for all skill levels. Her “Yoga for Beginners” series is especially useful for its in-depth breakdowns of each stretch and position. She even organizes her videos by length, so you can quickly find a session that fits your schedule. Adriene’s soft, soothing voice is a relaxing cherry on top of the stress relief sundae.

Whatever at-home exercise you choose, make sure it’s something that leaves you feeling better than when you started. And when you’re done, always take some time for stretching and recovery… perhaps with a relaxing Wana Wellness CBD Gummie?