I think it’s safe to say that when looking to create a space to workout from at home, you are not creating a commercial fitness centre. There is no need to cram your allocated space with as much as possible, instead the best option is to focus on the equipment that you will actually use consistently to achieve your goals.
All you have to do is find the right kit which will work the best for you and make an investment in yourself – sounds pretty easy right? It's ok, we understand that it's not always so easy and life throws curve balls - ALL.THE.TIME. Cue, the pandemic!
However, let's hear from the experts. Reggie Chambers, sought after PT quotes,
"The easiest adjustment you can make to your health routine when you're working from home is to wake up by doing some form of cardio. Do it before you eat breakfast to get that metabolism fired up."
Through some research and personal recommendations, the team have taken a look at the most effective equipment that you can use home to create a perfect workout:
A Yoga Mat – If you are space limited, then with nothing more than your body and a yoga mat, you will still be able to execute heaps of exercises, from push ups to planks, to lunges and crunches, all while being comfortable on your mat.
Resistance bands - Resistance bands are amazing as they allow you to challenge yourself as much or as little as you want. Resistance bands are great for targeting the muscles in the glutes and hips that need work after sitting at a desk job all day and can also be used for all upper body strengthening when anchored.
Dumbbells – Dumbbells are fantastic for strength training, building muscle all while challenging the muscular system to enhance lean mass, metabolism, and overall function.
A workout bench - The moves you can do on a weight bench are practically limitless. From triceps to glute bridges, this one piece of equipment has it all!
Stationary bike – Not only will a stationary bike improve your cardio strength but working out at high intensity will burn calories lead to fat loss. The cycling action will help build muscle in calves, hamstrings and tone thighs. If you use a bicycle with handles, you’ll also be able to work your upper body muscles, including your biceps, triceps, and shoulders.