Achieve Frugal Fitness: Cheapskate Approach

“I can’t afford to work out or eat more healthfully.”

Have you used this excuse? Then today’s guest is here to bust you into shape frugally. You can’t afford not to listen!

The self-proclaimed “biggest cheapskate in the fitness industry,” Mike Schiemer, founder of Frugal Fitness, a personal trainer, and author of The Frugal Diet offers tips on how to save money in pursuit of better health and fitness. His goal:  to make sure that affordability does not stand between you and reaching your workout goals.
We asked Mr. Frugal Fitness:

  • What are some easy ways to spend less on food and get more nutrition?
  • What are examples of ways to cut expenses on workouts?
  • What are options if having a gym membership is out of our listeners’ budget range?

Michael J. Schiemer adds multiple certifications as a Certified Personal Trainer to his BS in Exercise Physiology. He has trained thousands of clients of all budgets, ages, conditions, fitness levels, and sports. You can find him on his popular Frugal Fitness TV YouTube Channel which offers over 170 videos or track him at his blog, Frugal Fitness.

Track us — not at the track — but at FunandFit,  via twitter- @AlexandraFunFit and @KymberlyFunFit, or at

About Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams

Identical twins and fitness pros Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MAhave been in the fitness industry since the first aerobics studio opened–with them–on the European continent back when leg warmers and thong leotards were the rage. Their fitness experience spans 3 decades on land, sea, and airwaves.

Kymberly has taught fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages for 30 years to more than 10,000 exercisers. She is former faculty at University California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Department of Exercise & Sport Studies. IDEA, the International Association for Health and Fitness Professionals tapped her to serve as the inaugural editor for Fitness Edge, a publication devoted solely to group exercise leaders. Finally she knew enough people in the exercise world that she became a three-time nominee and finalist for IDEA’s Program Director of the Year award.

Kymberly also worked the mind attaining a Master’s Degree in English. Her true specialty was conducting business writing seminars and helping professionals communicate more effectively in the business world. From hosting an international fitness TV program to serving as grammar expert on a live show, Kymberly has led, moved and grooved with energy and good grammar for all.

Alexandra has been teaching, presenting and writing about fitness for over 25 years (since she was 7 and 1/2)! Currently on staff in the Exercise Studies Department at UCSB, she is also a contributing editor and writer for IDEA Health and Fitness Association’s many publications. As an international presenter, Alexandra enjoyed her honeymoon in Venezuela after judging their national fitness championships.

Alexandra has her advanced degree in counseling, which qualifies her to ask nosy questions of her two teens. Combining her love of words and the microphone, she has also had a successful run as a radio presenter, emcee and comedian. She loves to work, so she also writes for her blog and is a frequent guest contributor to a variety of blogs about business and health.

Kymberly and Alexandra are also the Hosts of Fun and Fit on WomensRadio. Fun and Fit offers answers to audiences’ fitness questions, shares Fun Fit Facts, faces Freak Out Fit Facts head on and helps listeners cut through the hype and fat to reach their fitness goals. Learn, laugh and live it up on your road to health and fitness!


  1. great interview & info!!!