It is very easy to skip the gym when you have a guilt-free excuse in order. Some pull off the classic ‘too far away’ gig while others stick to common introspections like dirty socks, smelly or people mirror flexing for Instagram.
If you do want to work out, but physically reaching the gym feels like too much work, why not build yourself a gym where you live? No… no… We are not talking about anything fancy or expensive.
As long as you exercise, we believe the purpose is served. These 5 exercise equipment below will fit in your living room and won’t break the bank. Have a look!
Most fitness instructors at the gym (Looking around for the best gym in Jaipur? Try Fit O’ Clock) vote for jump rope as the ultimate piece of workout equipment. It is inexpensive, portable and is a great cardiovascular workout. You can make it extremely easy or challenging according to your fitness goal.
Jump ropes generally cost very less and are cardio that you can practically do anywhere with a small open space. Do not expect to be able to skip for 30-minutes straight as a beginner though. After a minute of jumping take a few seconds of rest.
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Those large, inflated balls do not cost much. They normally range between 45 to 75 centimeters in diameter and can support an adult weight. If you do not know much about stability ball, this tool is for the abs.
Here’s how you can use the ball to maximum utility. While doing push-ups, try balancing your shin on the ball. You can make wall squats even more challenging by placing the ball between your back and the wall. Another trick is to lay on the ball as if you are lying on a bench and try to stable your weight with your feet. Then do a few dumbbell chest presses or triceps extensions.
Dumbbells are a good idea to start with as they help in building up total body strength. They are staples at every gym (Fit O’ Clock – best fitness center in Raja Park, Jaipur) around the world. They are an easy fit in any resistance-training routines. Get at least three to five sets with weight ranging from 5 to 30 pounds. They do not cost much. But we’ll advise you to test out a few brands before making the big purchase.
You can use it during squats, lunges, or shoulder presses. And because of all the swinging that can be done, it also makes for an excellent cardiovascular workout. Though pricing varies by weight, it won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
Though not much fitness equipment, yoga mat should be on your list. Coz’ you won’t want to slide on your hardwood floor or your slippery carpet. Or do you? You can pick a good quality, non-slip yoga mat for a very less price.
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You can also take your pushups, planks, and lunges outside without having to worry about sticks and stones pricking you.
Note: These equipment prove that you don’t need to invest heavily to get fit. Now make your home gym all the more welcoming and fitness-friendly.