One benefit of joining a gym? Having a secure place to stash your stuff as well as access to bathrooms and fresh water.

But high membership fees are a disadvantage and many Americans are trying to save cash as the economic downturn continues.

Outdoor exercising is free and there are inexpensive products that can conveniently hold small items during your workout.

The Sprigs Banjees Wrist Wallet is a small, stretchable band that is designed to hold personal items secure against the arm.

The 4- by 3.5-inch wallet can hold an ID, cash and keys. It has a single zipper opening and stretches to accommodate items.

The material — 95 percent polyester and 5 percent spandex — is reversible and is designed to wick away moisture. There is a fleece version for winter weather.

The Banjees wallet is available in eight colors and patterns. It sells for $15 and can be ordered at Sprigsville.com.