Do you want to work out more often but don’t want to pay gym memberships or expensive fitness classes? Are you jealous of people who have home gyms and can practice whenever they want?
However, not many people have the time or money to engage in such a project. But, there is one thing you can do to improve your work out habits. Focus on getting the necessary equipment which suits your needs and doesn’t take too much space. So, whether it’s a doorway pull up bar, or Pilates ball, or even a simple mat, you can build your home gym in a couple of easy steps, and we are going to show you how.
Resistance bands offer you plenty of versatility, and they are excellent fitness equipment which targets the entire body. You can buy them in a pack, that includes different levels of resistance. In that case, you should start from the least demanding one and work your way towards the most challenging one.
Also, you can divide resistance bands into different body sections. For instance, use medium ones to exercise the arms and heavy bands for a lower-body workout. Keep in mind that resistance bands excel at butt and hips exercises.
Another great piece of equipment, and hands down, one of the best ways to get a cardiovascular training. It will increase your heart rate, work out your arms, legs, shoulders, and core. Additionally, rope packs are quite small, so they are great for people with limited space, or who tend to travel a lot.
Basically, you can do a 15-minute workout almost anywhere. However, if you have low ceilings, or maybe grumpy neighbors’ downstairs, then indoor jumping might not be for you. In that case, take your work out outside, whether it’s a park or an open gym, you will have a great time jumping the rope, while having a breath of fresh air.
If you have a hard floor, then yoga mat should be an essential part of your at-home exercise. It’s lightweight, easy to move around and store, and you can do plenty of practice using only a yoga mat.
Try to find one that matches your décor. Luckily, nowadays, you can choose between various levels of thickness, colors, patterns, and shapes. If you don’t know how to start with the basic set of exercises, there are a lot of YouTube tutorials which can help you out. Some people even use yoga mats for relaxation when they need a medium-firm surface.
If you want to add a bit of weight to your exercises, then dumbbells might be the right choice. For example, you can put 3-pound dumbbells between your knees when you are doing donkey kicks.
The great thing about them is that dumbbells come in various weight ranges so that you can adjust them according to your physical condition. You can also use this piece of equipment to exercise your upper body.