Hey there reader, hope you’re doing well and you’re having a good day. Lately I’ve been thinking about quality fitness equipment that doesn’t cost a lot of money but provides great results and can be used in the comfort of your own home.
The items listed below are what I acquired over the years and use daily for my home workouts. I am content with each item and that’s why I’m writing this.
If you also work out at home and want to add something new to your routine keep on reading. There are five items so don’t feel overwhelmed. You can invest in one thing and see how it works for you.
However, whichever you choose I guarantee you’ll get your money’s worth and find new ways to enjoy working out at home.
I find the following to be the fitness equipment worth investing in:
Fitness Equipment Worth Investing In
#1 Speed Jump Rope
If I had to choose one fitness equipment product to take with me anywhere I go, it would be, without a doubt, a speed jump rope. Seriously, it’s a game changer. It’s a great way to make your workouts fun and more intense.
Jump rope is portable which means you can work up a sweat even when you travel or go on a vacation. Plus, once you get good with it you’ll constantly want to improve and learn new tricks.
Other than helping you burn a decent amount of calories, jumping rope improves your coordination, cardiovascular health, bone density, muscular endurance and cognitive function.
It helps you build agility, speed and rhythm and decreases lower body injuries. Jumping rope is great for your physical and mental health, it brings fun to your workouts and is definitely worth investing in.
#2 Yoga Mat
Whether you practice yoga, do stretches or floor work it is important you yourself a quality yoga mat. For example, doing an abs workout directly on the ground can cause pain and make it really uncomfortable.
Yoga mats provide you with support and comfort. Non – slip yoga mats make sure your yoga practices go smoothly and sturdy, without slipping or feeling your carpet running away from you.
From personal experience I find yoga mats motivating and calming. What I mean is when I pull out my yoga mat I look at it as my private, personal, calming space. I know the time I’ll spend on it will be the thing I’ll cherish that day.
It’s my little escape from the world and my time to tune in with my body and mind. That alone motivates me to get my butt up and working.
#3 Foam Roller
Foam rolling is a type of self – myofascial release. SMR is basically massaging muscles on your own with the help of certain objects (like a foam roller). Foam rolling improves circulation, relieves muscle tension, helps you recover faster and increases range of motion.
It is definitely worth investing in a good foam roller if you can’t afford massages and want to get the best out of your warm up/cool down before/after workout.
#4 Resistance Band
Okay, you probably noticed that atm Instagram is filled with videos of fit chicks doing some ‘booty band’ exercises. Whilst resistance bands are great for lower body exercises, they’re great for other body parts as well.
They are versatile, portable, come in various shapes and range from light to heavy resistance. Other than being great for building strength and toning the muscles they are amazing for rehabilitation as well and can help you get more flexible and improve your balance.
Add resistance bands exercises to your warm up routine for improved range of motion during workout.
Resistance bands are great for people who work out at home or travel a lot. Adding resistance bands to your workout routine can make it more fun and allow you to let your creative side out.
Dumbbells are essential workout equipment if you want to build muscle and increase strength. They allow you to train all the major muscle groups, improve coordination and provide increased range of motion.
Dumbbells fall under the free weights category meaning you can use them for various exercises without space limitation. Furthermore, they allow you to do unilateral training (single leg or single arm exercises) and they’re suitable for cardio.
Unfortunately, weights are pretty expensive so the best option is to invest in adjustable dumbbells. These allow you to decrease or increase the weight by removing or adding plates. Adjustable dumbbells are perfect for home workouts because they don’t take up a lot of space since they can include 10 – 20 sets of weights all in one.
Guys I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful. If you have any further questions feel free to leave them down below or message me personally.