Let’s face it, we’ve all had those busy weeks where your workouts take the backseat in our daily routine. However, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out completely. With the help of some home additions to your fitness routine, you can bridge the gap between the gym and your free time at home! The following pieces of equipment are easy to store, and extremely versatile when it comes to a variety of workouts and exercises. Another great perk? They’re all really affordable!
This is one of my favorite pieces of equipment for a reason. After getting certified to train clients with them a few years ago, my eyes were opened to so many effective ways to use them! Take a class or book a session with a trainer to get the basics down, then add this to your home arsenal for some seriously power-packed lifting (and low impact cardio!) sessions.
This one is also one that is wildly versatile! You can workout every muscle group in your body, and most importantly, scale it to your ability level. Use it to deepen your stretches, yoga poses, or boost your bodyweight exercise strength! It’s a piece of equipment you’ll never outgrow. This particular TRX system is made for home, hooking right onto your door, a tree, or anywhere you want to add an anchor.
This is a classic for a reason. If you’re not a runner, this is one of the best ways to sneak in your cardio work for the week without a trip to the gym or a long out and back run. I take mine downstairs to my apartment’s outdoor courtyard or garage and knock out a killer Tabata circuit with it, and am done in 20 min or less! This jump rope is easy to pack too, so it’s perfect to take on vacation or a work trip!
Bands eliminate the need to invest/clutter your house with free weights. With three different band strengths, you can be challenged across all body parts and resistance levels. The above-linked set is amazing and works for anyone at any fitness level.
Who wants to lay around at the gym doing this? I used to be a hater of foam rolling, but after seeing how it helped my tense shoulders and back, it got me hooked. I now make sure I spend at least 10 minutes rolling and breaking up knots while I’m watching TV in the evening. It helps me get better sleep too, as a bonus! This particular foam roller is THE best and actually gets your knots out. If you’re going to invest in one, this one’s the way to go. It’s even on sale right now!
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