Whether it’s a busy schedule, a new baby, or a Netflix addiction that keeps you from making it into the gym on the reg, some of us just find it easier to work out at home. This round-up of home fitness equipment, from ankle weights to pilates reformers, will help you get in shape under your own roof whether you’re looking for a daily routine or just pick-me-up’s between your ClassPass adventures!
AERO PILATES REFORMER | Pilates is one of our favorite workouts of all time. Working on a pilates reformer gives us toned, flexible muscles quickly without bulking up. A reformer is far less clunky than an elliptical machine and doesn’t require plugging in to an outlet, so it can go anywhere! A reformer is a great choice for fitness lover’s who can’t stick to a gym schedule. AeroPilates makes a variety of models at every price point.
PERSONAL POWER PLATE | A vibrating platform may seem like an absurd way to workout until you try it just once. We’re obsessed with the Power Plate. Use the vibrating platform as a base to do squats, planks – just about anything. The carefully-tuned vibrations stimulate blood and lymph flow and cellular activity, as well as increasing balance and reducing cellulite. The effects of a 30-minute workout can be achieved in just 10 minutes!
BELLICON REBOUNDER | These simple, old school trampolines can provide surprising health benefits! The simple act of this low-impact jumping is incredible for a quick cardio workout and to stimulate lymphatic and blood flow. Take mini-breaks from work at home or office by hopping on a rebounder for 5 minutes and you’ll feel revived.
JUVO BOARD | Personal trainers are using the Juvo Board to create the perfect workout surface anywhere, indoors or out. Laid on one side the board provides an unstable surface and wobbles just enough to keep our balance ultra-challenged. On it’s flipside, the board provides an incline to amp up a set of push-ups or a vinyasa flow.
BOSE WIRELESS SPEAKER | We featured this speaker over the holidays and can’t speak more highly of it’s incredible sound quality. We’ve tried a few speakers since and the truth is that nothing compares. If you’re the type of person who needs a soundtrack to work out to, we highly recommend you treat yourself to a high-quality travel speaker like this one. Set the tone for your workout by playing the perfect playlist and we promise you’ll stick with it longer!
YOGA MAT | Sure, you could do yoga at home without a yoga mat, but we find that the ritual of laying out our mat helps us to focus. And finding a gorgeous version like this one just helps us stick to our routine!
YOGA BALL | Infuse a little core strengthening into everything you do at home. We love to use a yoga ball in lieu of a chair for the home office. Or simply keep one lying around to fit in a few deep stretches at the end of the day.
DOORWAY BAR | Think you’ve got no room for home equipment? This chin-up bar fits right into most doorways and can be used to gain upper body strength the old-fashioned way.
BODY BANDS | Maybe you’re not ready to commit to a pilates reformer, but need a quick workout that doesn’t take up space. Add body bands to any simple floor workout routine and you’ll be impressed by just what a workout they’ll give you! These are great to pack along for travel too.
ANKLE WEIGHTS | Strap on ankle weights during your next tv or book binge and fit in a core workout you won’t even realize is happening! We love to use ankle weights for those in-between workout days when you just need to get the blood flowing and feel those abs. Try a few simple leglifts with ankle circles and feel the burn.
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Good compilation of useful equipment. I’m never without my mini-tramp which I call my lymphasizer, a most important part of overall health. The addition of the Bose speaker is inspired! Well done.