5 Must-Have At-Home Exercise Equipment Purchases During Coronavirus
Skipping the gym doesn’t have to mean skipping fitness when you can skip rope instead! Here are my 5 Must-Have At-Home Exercise Equipment Pieces to purchase while avoiding gyms during coronavirus.
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As a fitness and yoga instructor, this whole Coronavirus thing is totally devastating to me. Not only can I not teach, but I also can’t go to my favorite studios and gyms to get my own workouts in. So I’ve been going back to use a few of my favorite pieces of exercise equipment at home. If you’re looking to invest in a few exercise props to do your own at-home workouts while stuck home on Corona Quarantine, then you’re going to want to check out these options. I like pieces of equipment that are versatile and allow me to be creative so I can mix up my exercise routine and challenge myself daily. Space is also an issue for me, so bulky equipment tends to be a no-no for me.
If you only can purchase one piece of equipment, then a Bosu is my top pick. This is one of my absolutely favorite pieces of equipment because it’s so versatile. You can do core work, balance, and resistance training all on this baby. I like to add weights or kettlebells to my Bosu exercises for extra challenges. And the best part is that it’s easy to store and doesn’t take up a ton of room. This Bosu available on Amazon includes downloadable workouts and an exercise chart you can keep handy on your phone.
Second to the Bosu, these Equalizer Bars are my other top home fitness recommendation. They’re light, portable, and can be used for strength and agility training. These are great for dips, pull-ups, and using the bars as weights. I’ve even used these to do ballet barre-style drills. Another piece of equipment that’s easy to store as well. Comes with an instructional DVD to get your started.
If there’s one piece of equipment I religiously recommend to my clients, it’s resistance bands. They’re inexpensive, portable, and can take the place of free weights if space is an issue. You can purchase different colored bands of various resistance, or start with one and adjust the resistance accordingly. Hold the bands tighter together for more resistance, or looser for less resistance. You can even attached to doors to change up the exercises. Best part? If you travel, this is my go-to recommendation to pack in your carry-on for hotel room workouts.
If core strength is your goal, then an exercise ball is going to be your BFF. Use this ball to do a range of ab exercises, plus you can use it to challenge yourself with push-ups, squats and more. Add bonus??? Swap this ball for your usual desk chair to promote core strength and spine alignment while sitting.
Sure, a jump rope may remind you of recess time during school, but these are one of the best at-home cardio pieces of equipment. If the thought of using a treadmill sounds terrible to you, not to mention the amount of space one takes up, then invest in an inexpensive jump rope. Challenge yourself drills like high knees, double-unders, and speed. Another benefit of jump ropes are their portability – another great piece to take with you in your travels and they take up no space in your home. Get your heart pumping while you’re jumping!
Looking for some at-home exercise inspiration? Head to my YouTube Channel for fitness and yoga videos. New videos will be posted daily during the Coronavirus Quarantine!
What are some of your go-to at-home pieces of exercise equipment? Share in the Comments.