Saving Time and Money with Home Gym Essentials
There’s just so many benefits to having a small workout space in your home – no sitting traffic to get to the gym and then waiting your turn for the treadmill or weight machines. Setting up a home gym all at once can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be.
Setting Up Your Home Gym
Foam Roller: to loosen tight muscles and increase circulation; rollers with ridges will give you a much deeper massage. Get it: TriggerPoint GRID foam roller, Amazon.com ($25)
Foam Rolling Workouts
Foam rolling for new (and old) runners.
Resistance Bands: For toning and strengthening, and for a whole body workout. And, these bands are small and light enough to pack into a suitcase when traveling. Get it: Black Mountain Resistance Band Set, Amazon.com, ($27)
Resistance Bands Workouts
Stability Ball: Great for whole body stability and strength because you have to recruit more muscles to stay centered and balanced. 1 Get it: Exercise stability ball , Amazon.com ($27); Total Body Balance Ball® Kit, Gaiam.com ($20)
Stability Ball Workouts
Nice to Have Home Gym Items
Storage: Ikea’s Raskog utility cart for storing resistance bands, bottled water, and extra towels. Seriously, this cart is great for so many things.
Mirror: Think of a full-length mirror like your own personal coach – you’ll get instant feedback on correcting and maintaining your form.
TV/ iPad/ Laptop: For catching up on what’s important. Good to know: How to exercise while watching tv
Here’s to staying fit at home.
Do you have any favorite home gym essentials? Leave a comment below.