Daily exercise can make the difference in your overall mental and physical health. But if the idea of going to a gym, working out, and sweating in front of strangers terrifies you, you’re not alone. A home gym can give you the opportunity to get the same effective workout you would at a regular gym. Of course, you don’t need to have a ton of money or space for a home gym. With just 8 simple and affordable pieces, you can achieve the body you’ve been wanting.
Resistance bands, also known as exercise bands, are the best piece of home workout gear you can own. Typically found online or in-stores for under $10 dollars, these bands can be used to increase the effectiveness of your home workout. While the price is pretty great, the best part about resistance bands is that you can literally use them anywhere. The benefits of a resistance band go beyond just price and convenience. Resistance bands are great for solo workouts and spicing up previously dull exercises. If you travel frequently you know how hard it is to find time to exercise, let alone find space in your suitcase for equipment. Fret not! These bands pack up very neatly and can fit in even the smallest carry-on. Get a full body workout even if you’re on the road. Say goodbye to your tired excuses and say hello to the new fit and excuse-free you!
Who said working out has to suck? Celebrate your inner-child and get fit at the same time. Jumping rope is a great way to burn calories and get your heart rate up. A traditionally outdoor activity, with the right space appropriated in your home or apartment, can be done indoors. Now just looking at a jump rope, you’re probably wondering how something so simple can really constitute as work out equipment? In fact, you probably remember jumping rope as something you did for fun, not for exercise. Who says working out cannot be fun? Trade in that old school of thought that exercise has to be miserable, turn up your favorite old school jams, and pick up a jump rope!