With the whole lockdown situation going on, it’s impossible to go to a gym or public places like parks for a quick-sweat, but you could always try getting some exercise done at your own home. You don’t need a lot of space or complicated equipment to get a worthwhile session done.
Just browse the internet or download fitness apps for tutorials on versatile fitness tools to start your in-door fitness journey. You’ll be surprised at how easily all this can be done while still staying on a budget.
Here are our top picks for affordable fitness equipment.
You don’t necessarily need to be practicing yoga to use a yoga mat. An inexpensive yoga mat can function as a thickly-padded cushion to relieve stress on your joints and bones, especially in situations where you are using your body weight. Even basic yoga mats have a non-slip bottom layer to prevent slippage during different exercise movements. With an additional polyurethane top layer, yoga mats can prevent hands from getting sweaty, so that you can stay comfortable throughout the workout.
This highly portable piece of equipment can be used both indoors and outdoors without occupying a lot of space. A highly effective tool to boost metabolism, work-up your heart rate, warm up between circuits and virtually any shoulder, arms, legs or core exercises. While just about any skipping rope might do the trick, we suggest the RDX L1 Jump Skipping Speed Rope for its supreme grip and adjustable weights to customize your workouts.
Don’t have a big budget for free-weights but still want to focus on your strength training? Then resistance bands are the way to go. With proper use a resistance band incorporated into your routine could target just about every muscle group in your body. Increase the resistance of your squats, leg lifts, clamshell or bicep curls. This light and flexible tool can also be used for injury rehab or to prepare for weight training.
The versatile sandbag can be used as an alternative tool in most strength and endurance routines requiring dumbbells, kettlebells or medicine balls. You get more from your arm and core muscle workouts due to the shifting sand in the bag during routine movements. The RDX FB Fitness Sandbag is available in a range of sizes and is a perfect tool for solid cardio bursts.
Just because you’re not going to the gym doesn’t mean the fun has to stop there. Incorporate a kickass boxing routine into your home workout with a Punching bag and boxing gloves set. A punching bag routine is a great example of perfectly balanced aerobic and anaerobic activity. It’s great for cardio with all that movement and rhythm helping you lose fat as well as build muscle.
Broadly available in three versions, you first need to decide the type of routines you will be performing beside pull-ups to see what suits you best. A wall-mounted pull-up bar, like the RDX X1 Pull Up / Chin Up Bar is not only great for pull ups but also facilitates the use of bands to attach to increase difficulty.
With the number of options available, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of fitness equipment. We’ve narrowed them down for you based on versatility, budget and portability which will help you to #StayInTrainIn during these unforeseen circumstances. If you’ve got ideas or exercises that go with these tools, be sure to share them with the community at large by using the hashtags #FightTogether and #StayInTrainIn.