Do you want to work out more, but just don’t have the time or funds? Not everyone has the luxury of going to a gym or fitness class daily. Whether you’re a stay at home mom or a busy executive, you can get a great workout at home with the right tools. Here is my list of inexpensive essentials for an excuse free workout from anywhere you choose.
Soften any hard surface with a yoga mat. A cushioned mat eases up the pressure on your joints during kneeling or seated exercises. I like the all-purpose mats that have a strap. They are portable and fit in tight spaces. Select your favorite color at 15.99 from amazon.com.
Every time I use the Ab Wheel, it leaves my whole core on fire! This lightweight, portable tool allows you to hit upper and lower abs with ease. If you’re not used to working your abdominals regularly start in small increments, you want to be able to move the next day! Check this one out for 12.99 on amazon.
Are an excellent tool for many reasons. They provide a cost-effective way to add resistance without the clunkiness of dumbells. Adding resistance bands turns up the heat of any bodyweight exercise and can adapt to any movement. They are great for all ages offering a low impact intense workout. Finally, they are great to travel with because they are lightweight and can fit in a small area. I like these fabric-based bands, for their no-slip stability. Get a set of light, medium, and heavy resistance bands for under $20 on amazon.
Kettlebells allow for total body strength and conditioning. They help increase your strength, endurance, and speed while burning tons of calories. You can even use them to perform the Olympic lifts with less strain on your body. Kettlebells get the job done quicker. If your not familiar with the kettlebell exercises, purchase an easy visual guide to get started. Get a kettlebell and exercise guide for about $25 on amazon.
Not sure what exercises to do with all of this equipment? Mix it up with these fun exercise dice. Lightweight and portable, you can take them with you on a business trip or to the park watching your children play. Sneak in a workout during the commercial breaks of your favorite tv show! Roll the dice, do the exercise, and rest when the show is back on. You have unknowingly snuck in 20-30 minutes of exercise just by watching tv. Get the whole family involved for under $12 on amazon.
If you decide to purchase everything listed here, you will have everything you need for an intense workout from anywhere under $100! This one-time investment in yourself pays off in your physical appearance and overall quality of life. Take a look at my amazon store for more recommendations for at-home workout equipment and wellness essentials.