What fitness equipment do you need to train at home
You don’t need expensive gym equipment to workout. Before we get to a top ten list, let me tell this:
The only thing you really need to get in shape, is a little bit of time and a lot of motivation.
Your own body weight is perfect for gaining strength. Walking and running is great for cardiovascular fitness, and you can stretch your body from the comfort of your own bed. No excuses are good enough to be a barrier to fitness! I’ll give you an overview of fitness equipment you may need.
If you’re working out you need to hydrate. Having a good sized, sturdy water bottle will remind you to drink. I like to use a water bottle with a sports strap. A recycled drink bottle can do as an alternative.
A portable workout zone! You don’t have to be practicing yoga, they are perfect for push ups, sit ups and work great as a non slip, clean surface for workouts on the go. You can use a carpet or towel as alternative.
Great for strength training because they allow you to focus on working one side of the body at a time. They are portable, can be inexpensive and are effective. Choose the right dumbbell weight for you. Anything that you can pick up safely can be used as an alternative (sand bags, full water bottles, …)
Pick up an inexpensive fitness rope from any sporting goods store or simply buy a kids rope from a toy store, if you’re not sure it’s something for you. Even a simple piece of rope will do. And if you don’t want to buy a rope, just jump.
You can do quality resistance training on the go with a resistance band as they are practical, light-weight and easy to use. A piece of soft rope or a rolled towel can work well for basic exercises.
Using a weighted medicine ball for resistance workouts is effective and will push you to perform. A basketball or soccer ball can be used as an alternative if you don’t need the added weight of a medicine ball.
Adjustable workout step
A workout step is an essential fitness equipment. They make it very easy to tone up in the comfort of your own home. An alternative can be a sturdy wooden box, crate, or the stairs at your home or local park.
Timer or stopwatch
A stopwatch also keeps you honest to your workout or running time, and is necessary for interval trainings. A cell phone with a stopwatch app will do the job to as an alternative.
Spend some time putting together a great workout playlist because music is a natural motivator. If you work out at home, you can turn on your radio or play your favorite CD.
Treat yourself to a quality workout outfit including training shoes. Choosing an outfit that fits well, supports you in all the right places, and makes you look good can help you find the motivation to work out! At home a comfortable pajama can do.
You see, there’s no excuse to start exercising. For every fitness equipment you’ll find an alternative.