Staying fit and healthy can be difficult. I know many people who have spent on gym memberships but don’t use them. With work and other things keeping you busy, finding time to hit the gym can be hard. But have you ever tried working out at home? You don’t need a lot of space or equipment to burn some calories. You’ll also save some time and money if you exercise at home. We’ve put together a list of equipment you can get so you can start building your own basic home gym and stay motivated.
Create a comfortable surface for you to exercise on with a yoga mat. This one is made of textured foam for traction and grip. It also has a carrying strap so you can take it with you to your yoga classes as well. Available at Bonifacio High Street.
Combining hydration and recovery into one item is this foam roller water bottle. It holds 0.7L of water and is covered in heat-pressed foam. Stay hydrated while you exercise and loosen any tight muscles you might have after. Available online.
A medicine ball is a versatile exercise tool, you can use it for strength training and abdominal workouts. This one in particular has a textured surface for easy grip and they come in different weights as well. Available at Chris Sports, Glorietta 2.
Get yourself a pair of training gloves to protect your hands. They’ll prevent calluses from forming and keep your hands dry. The Climalite gloves are made of sweat-wicking fabric and lined with suede for comfort. Available at Greenbelt 3.
It is good to have a pair of dumbbells at home. You can do some simple weight training and work your way to something more difficult. These vinyl dumbbells are available in different weights: 2lbs, 3lbs, 4lbs, 5lbs, 6lbs, 8lbs, and 10lbs. Available at Toby’s Sports, Glorietta 4.
If you’re not a fan of running but need some cardio in your routine, try skipping rope. This one from Nike is adjustable so you can get the desired length for your height. It also has contoured handles for a comfortable grip. Available online.
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