Don’t let the economic crisis and costly gym memberships ruin your fitness efforts. Check out the Los Angeles Times report on free online workouts that will keep your waist down and wallet fat:

  • Ultimate Pilates:This site provides 30- to 45-minute pilates mat workouts that target proper form. Perfect for: beginning and intermediate pilates lovers.
  • SparkPeople:This website features five- to 20-minute no-frills cardio, strength and pilates workouts. Members can create free customized diet-and-fitness plans. Perfect for: Beginners who want to make regular exercise part of their daily routine.
  • Yoga Journal: Before your next downward dog, download these20-minute yoga routines from certified instructors. You can also subscribe on iTunes. Perfect for: tech-savvy yoga enthusiasts who already know the basics.