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Must-Haves For The Ultimate Indoor Gym
I’m the first person to want to sign up and partake in a group fitness class (I worked out the day of my wedding, the day I gave birth…I’m addicted to say the least), but with COVID and a baby
that isn’t always possible. Working out at home can be as a grand or as basic as a budget and space allow and, no matter where you fall on the spectrum there are amazing finds to maximize calorie-burning and fat-blasting.
Keep reading for a look at some of the best home gym finds – from ankle weights to a bike that will blow Peloton (Mr. Big scandal and all) out of the water.
Must-Haves For The Ultimate Indoor Gym
Bowflex Weight Bench Series
When you want something with a little more substance than a mat (I love the
Bala mat for when you don't), checkout the Bowflex Weight Bench Series. It's easy to store upright and has six adjustment angles. Plus it's very comfortable so you can focus on doing the exercises correctly, not on how much your back is hurting.
Barry's Sand Ball
This is one of the many equipment options that Barry's has.
Sand balls are versatile as they can be added to a number of different leg, ab and butt moves for resistance. For more inspo sign up for a free trial for some Barry's workouts and level up with this or one of the other resistance buys.
Stage Cycling Stages SC3 bike
Considering a Peloton? Consider the
Stages SC3 bike instead. It makes for the smoothest rides - essential for keeping the legs (in particular the knees) safe and injury-free. It's totally adjustable to suit your comfort level and body and it works with clips or cages. It's also said to have the most accurate, reliable and consistent direct power meter on the market. Equally important you can change resistance easily and it works with online fitness programming. Les Mills
Bowflex Max Trainer M9:
The Bowflex Max Trainer M9 is a blend between an elliptical and a stair stepper, it offers a high intensity - but low impact - cardio workout with 20 resistance levels - meaning it will work as well for your football player son as it will for your mother-in-law with osteoporosis. And for a piece of workout equipment... it's damn gorgeous looking!
Mobvoi Home Treadmill
Mobvoi Home is arguably the most innovative treadmill out right now. Not only is it, unlike pretty much all others, compact but it's foldable! It features a lightweight design and built-in wheels to help store nicely under a bed or couch. It also has a water-resistant surface so you can run (and sweat) your heart out - no running stroller required. Treadmill
Lifepro 15lb Adjustable Dumbbell Set
There is a ton we can do with just our bodyweight, but you have to be creative if you want to be limited to
just bodyweight day after day. Dumbbells are a basic part of most workouts, but they not only take up a ton of room, they get to be very expensive once you pass the 8-lb range. That's where Lifepro's PowerUp comes in. It's a compact adjustable dumbbell set that adjusts between 2.5 – 15lbs intervals, making it easy to mimic a gym quality strength training from the comfort of home. It's a totally genius way to pack multiple dumbbells into just one set.
TRX Home2 System
The moves you can do with
TRX are endless from a basic tricep strengthener or mountain climber, to complex lunges and twists. Plus, all you need is a sturdy door and a little bit of free space to set up this OG portable suspension system.
Bala Bangles for many reasons. For one, they work just as well as ankle weights as they do wrist weights. Then there's the fact that whether you opt for the one or the two pound option, they're comfortable to wear. Lastly, they come in a bunch of fun colors, so they actually look great and can reflect your personality aesthetically. It's a lot easier to have a good workout when you feel good about what you're wearing and these do that while sculpting arms/legs!
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