These days there are a million ways for you to stay active without paying out for a gym membership.
There’s workout videos, YouTube, dancing, Pinterest, and you can even buy your own machines so you don’t need to share with smelly strangers, and if you’re doing any of these things, you might be thinking about setting up a little ‘home gym’. Yeah? Well here are a few bits of kit you’ll want to consider!
1. Swiss ball
There are a lot of things you can do with a Swiss ball, from pilates to core work; you can even use it as a chair or bench!
2. Skipping rope
Skipping is a great way to get your heart rate up and burn calories, and a rope is a really cheap piece of kit!
3. Resistance bands
Another budget piece of kit, but a great way to save paying out for pricey strength training equipment
Although I really hate them sometimes, kettlebells are a really versatile option if you’re thinking of buying weights
5. Foam roller
Most people, runners especially, have a real love/hate relationship with the foam roller. Personally, although it can hurt, my foam roller is my go-to for tight calf problems and general muscle aches and pains.
6. TRX/Suspension cables
If you’ve got somewhere safe and strong to secure them, suspension cables are a great piece of kit that utilises your body weight for strength training. The possibilities can be endless!
7. Step box
Whether you’re using it for an aerobics workout, a weight bench, or just a general prop, a box can be a great purchase for your home gym area
Dumbells can be a pricey piece of equipment, but if you want to take your home gym to the next level, a pair or even a set of dumbells is the way to go!
Save yourself from workout out on cold or uncomfortable floors with a foam or rubber exercise mat!
Do you prefer to workout at home or at a gym?