Creating a healthy environment while working from home can be difficult—especially if you’re used to working in an office, having drinks out with friends and occasionally hitting the gym. But keeping active and staying close to your normal routine during a WFH schedule is just as important as getting dressed and not working from your bed. Finding a balance between work, relaxing and exercising is a feat even when you’re not stuck at home, but this home workout equipment might help alleviate some of the stress. If you’re not able to get a gym to do your usual workouts, there are plenty of equipment options online that you can have shipped right to your door. Who knew this would be the time for you to create your own private gym?
From the ever-essential hand weight to portable machines you can use just about anywhere, there’s plenty of at-home exercise equipment out there that will make working (and working out) from home much, much easier. Even if you’re not a big fan of the gym, many of these machines and equipment options can be used in yoga and other, less-machine-heavy exercise forms.
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While I would definitely not consider myself a gym rat, it can be helpful to have exercise equipment on-hand as additional motivation. After all, no one feels great while sitting and watching TV, looking over at an exercise machine in the corner. Having useful equipment around can be a great way to get yourself moving when you really aren’t feeling like it. This is especially helpful for those of us who are terrible at self-motivating. However, you choose to exercise at home, though, make sure you focus on both physical and mental health. Both are important.
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If you’d prefer to make the investment in an all-inclusive at-home fitness studio rather than buying equipment individually, the Tempo Studio’s AI-powered home gym system is the ultimate workout experience. Engineered with personalized and real-time feedback, this sleek and compact home gym is equipped with everything you need to elevate your fitness game in the comfort of your own home. It comes with sixteen plates ranging from 1.25 to 10 pounds, six collars, one 25-pound barbell, two 7.5-pound dumbbells, a heart rate monitor, a recovery roller, and a workout mat—so you’re all set with equipment and props.
For just $69 a month, you’ll get access to a huge selection of expert-led workout classes, ranging from upbeat cardio classes to HIIT training. If you’re looking for an advanced one-and-done fitness studio for the home, Tempo Studio is definitely your best bet.
ProsourceFit Neoprene Dumbell
Regardless of what you’re benching, no workout set is complete without some hand weights or dumbells. What makes these so great is that they have a cushioned grip that actually makes working out comfortable. Because of their compact size, they’re also perfect for movement and resistance training so you’ll easily be able to maintain a fitness routine without a gym.
Fitness Ab Roller
This Fitnessery ab roller is a must-have for anyone trying to get some sculpted abs (!!) from home. It’s convenient, durable (thanks to its stainless steel design), easy-to-use and helps strengthen your core while burning calories. The wheel also features non-slip rubber and padded handles for a comfortable grip.
Fit Simplify Resistance Bands
A good set of resistance bands can be used in so many different exercises—whether it’s stretching or strength training. They are also great for people suffering from a recent injury looking to get back into a workout routine as they’re a common exercise tool used by physical therapists.
MANTRA SPORTS Exercise Ball
Use this exercise ball for workouts or if you want to switch up your seating situation while fixing your posture. This sports ball forces you to sit up straight, which decreases shoulder and back pain, all while helping you increase your core strength without the hassle of having to go to a gym.
BalanceFrom GoYoga Yoga Mat
Finding a durable yoga mat in a color that brings you joy is definitely a plus. And when you add in the fact that it’s slip-resistant, designed with eco-friendly material and moisture resistant technology, so you can easily clean it after a particularly enduring workout, what’s not to love?
Vive Pedal Exerciser
The Vive Pedal Exerciser is a great way to get a little workout while still working at your desk. Its compact design easily fits under any table for use at home, and it features comfortable, non-slip pedal bars to accommodate any type of shoe. Plus, it includes adjustable toe loops for a secure fit.
Sunny Health & Fitness Rowing Machine
For a unique cardio exercise, you can’t beat a fitness rowing machine. With this exercise equipment, you can achieve a full-body workout while burning some calories. It doesn’t even matter if you’re a rowing pro or novice because the pivoting foot pedals with foot straps are great for beginners as they open your range of motion ensuring you have the safest posture throughout the entirety of your row.
A version of this story was originally published in March 2020.
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