The ultimate tools to keep fit from home
We all know that exercise if a key component of a balanced life, but what do you do if you can no longer go to the gym, the park or even your favourite boutique fitness classes? It may be time to start searching for alternatives.
Luckily, we live in an era of innovation, where we can access the very best of the world’s instructors and techniques via the magic of the internet. And with new products being introduced everyday – those looking to keep up with their fitness routines from the comfort of their own homes, we can rest assured that we can stay healthy without leaving the house.
DDW reviews the best gear for keeping fit to help you avoid the winter weight without overwhelming your living space:
Tangram Smart Rope Pure
Sometimes the oldies are the ultimate goodies. Jumping rope has been proven to be one of the very best strength and coordination building exercises out there- outlasting countless exercise fads and machines. Although traditionally a super low-tech item (few things are more basic than a rope with two handles) Tangram has reinvented this age-old workout tool and reintroduced it to the 21st century. With in-handle sensors to track revolutions, a calorie counter, and ball bearings in each handle to ensure smooth jumping, this is a must-have for home workouts.
Gymshark Resistance Tubes
Gymshark is one of those motivational companies you just can help but love. Started by 28 year old ex-pizza delivery boy Ben Francis, the company is now considered to be one of the UK’s primary unicorns with a valuation of over £1.3 billion.
Gymshark has sky-rocketed in 8 short years mainly due to its well considered and authentic exercise gear made for and by fitness fanatics. Among their many great products for the home workout are their famous Resistance Tubes – cheap and effective for a whole plethora of routines that will leave you crying for mercy.
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ProsourceFit Loop Resistance Bands
Not to be confused with resistance tubes but certainly within the same family, these simple rubber bands can super charge any workout. ProsourceFit provides comfortable, non-rip bands that range in resistance levels. They’re inexpensive and can be used for everything from hip trusts to pull ups.
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Henkelion Adjustable Ankle Weights
Ankle weights add that bit of extra resistance to a workout that can make all the difference in levelling up your game . Henkelion makes adjustable ones that come in 2, 3 and 5 pound options that you can remove or add individual weight bars from. With a cotton casing, their are firm but very comfortable and are sure to give you that extra oomph to your yoga, cardio, resistance training or weight programme.
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HyFit Gear 1 System
Gone are the days when you needed a huge Nordictrack machine in your living room to do a proper workout. With Hyfit you can simply use the adjustable straps and ergonomic handles to anchor yourself and get a thorough workout. And with the Hyfit app and internal trackers you can keep track of 20 points of data for each work out including your calorie burn, reps, speed and resistance.
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Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair)
Lovingly referred to as a “gym in a box” by fans, this set of dumbbells can adjust from 5 to 52.5 lb. in 2.5 lb. increments up to 25 lb. making for a well-rounded and easy to use piece of equipment. The best part is that they fit nicely under your bed or in a closet without taking up much room. For those of you that want to add on more layer to their easy-to-tidy away gym there are also these incredible adjustable kettle bells from HyGym: bringing a whole new range of possible exercises to your routine.
If you haven’t been living under a rock in the past few years, you’ve heard of Peloton. A bike with online excise classes, this “immersive cardio experience” promises to reshape your outlook on home workouts.
For those of you that miss going to boutique spin and exercise classes – this ones for you. Although they come at a hefty price tag, there are alternatives like the Echelon Fit (which look suspiciously similar to the Peloton).
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The Theragun provides percussive massage treatment which can help you heal and relax muscles before, after and between workouts. There are four generations of the product available which come in different iterations from the large to the portable. Check out the Wave foam roller which adds a whole new dimension to your post workout stretches.
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