I am a huge supporter of those who choose to work out at home versus going to the gym. I, myself, like going to the gym, but I can’t always find the time. For me it is much easier to just get in a 30 minute work out while I can during the day versus having to make a drive and spend AT LEAST an hour and a half of my day going to the gym. When you’re busy and have a toddler like I do, or just have a busy life anyways, that extra hour of going to the gym just can’t happen sometimes.
That is why I have come up with a list of my top 5 recommendations for equipment that is good to have at the house, without taking up a lot of room.
If you haven’t read my last post of work out essentials for the home, you can click here to read up on it.
Compact pedal exerciser can be used to strengthen arms and legs, increasing circulation, improving stamina and relieving tension for greater focus and concentration. Quiet and smooth pedal operation allows the Vive pedal exerciser to be used in the office as well as at home. Use while on your phone, watching tv, or playing video games to include beneficial exercise in your day. Compact design is 12.5” high, easily fitting under a desk or similar space. Non-slip, nonmarking feet ensure the pedal exerciser stays in place on any surface, including any tabletop, carpet or hard floor surfaces. Compact pedal exerciser can be used to strengthen arms and legs, increasing circulation, improving stamina and relieving tension for greater focus and concentration. Quiet and smooth pedal operation allows the Vive pedal exerciser to be used in the office as well as at home. Use while on your phone, watching tv, or playing video games to include beneficial exercise in your day.
The Super Push Down Bar is a novel workout equipment that can be used to train your entire upper body and help you build muscles rapidly. Develop chest, arms, shoulders, back and abs. There are multiple resistance levels (70LBS~110LBS) to choose based on different needs.
The advanced folding frame design and multi-seating positions of the XTERRA Fitness Folding Bike maximizes your use of space while providing a workout that is comfortable and effective. The Solid X-frame design conveniently folds to just 20.5” x 20” of floor space when not in use.
Power Press Push Up is a versatile color coded push up board system that maximizes upper body strength and definition. The 14 preset positions promote proper form and sculpt strong lean muscles. Mix and match various positions for a more challenging workout. Over-sized hand grips are included and designed to ease pressure on your wrist.
When it comes to working out, I have found that the easiest and most convenient way is to work out at home. It saves money, looking for a babysitter, and I can do it whenever and wherever I want. The down side is the convenience a gym offers for work out gear and equipment.
Not too many have the room dedicated for work out equipment. It’s big and bulky and unless you have an extra room in your home, it doesn’t go well with the rest of your home decor.
I have come up with a list of 5 items that I have found to be an essential for getting a full body work out right from the comfort of your home.
Core Sliders are great for getting core work out. The Sliders introduce a balance and stability challenge to every movement, which forces you to engage your core muscles and results in your abdominal becoming stronger (and better-looking) than ever! They are dual sided so they work on both carpet and hard floors.
This Exercise ball with anti-skid peddle texture is compatible with a variety of exercises including lower-ab crunch, plank, triceps dip and more, ideal for users of all ages to increase core strength, stability and flexibility and making the best of your home fitness routine.
The Panathletic loop band set includes a photo-illustrated workout guide so you can start your training on the spot. It contains exercises for both the lower and the upper body, for a true full-body workout. 5X Power Body Workout Band is perfect for Legs and Butt, Yoga, Crossfit, Strength Training, Pilates.
Add resistance training to your workouts with the AmazonBasics 20-pound dumbbell set. Resistance training not only builds strength, but it can also help burns calories, increase energy levels, protect bone health, improve mood, and more.
The versatile set includes three pairs of dumbbells in 2-pound, 3-pound, and 5-pound sizes, so you can choose the right amount of weight for your routine, preference, and number of repetitions.
Perfect for home or studio use, the high-quality mat not only defines your personal workout space, but it also creates a beneficial layer of cushioning between you and the floor. Use the mat for anything from yoga or Pilates to stretching, meditation, and other strengthening or restorative floor exercises.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone special, a friend, sibling, a parent or maybe even gift ideas for yourself but aren’t sure what to get, I have you covered.
Top 10 Fitness Gifts Under $25
C4 Pre-Workout:Why Pre-Workout? C4 Original is formulated with ingredients that help promote energy, pumps and performance. Low energy is a common excuse for skipping workouts. Taking C4 Pre-Workout prior to your workout will give energy that comes on quickly and lasts longer. The next gift I talk about is a perfect pairing to go along with this.
Insulated Blender Bottle: Why is this blender bottle better than others? Not only will this bottle blend the powder for you, but it will keep the drink cold for hours. Normally your supplements get warm during the process of your workout, which is why the Insulated Blender Bottle is the perfect gift.
BlenderBottle ProStak: You can never have too many shakers! Why is this one any better than others you may find? This bottle is perfect for on the go. The bottom of the shaker holds your supplements, which means no having to carry containers of supplements when you’re going to the gym. With 2 containers, you can travel with your pre-workout prior to arriving at the gym, hold your BCAA’s to drink while you workout, and hold your protein for when you finish your workout. The BlenderBottle ProStak also comes with a pill organizer to take vitamins with you wherever you go.
GoStak, Portable Stackable Containers: When working out it is important to have healthy snacks on hand when you get hungry. With 4 separate containers, you can carry a variety of snacks with you wherever you go. It’s easy to carry in a purse or gym bag making it super convenient.
Quest Nutrition Protein Cookies: Getting into shape doesn’t mean giving up sweets completely. These cookies by Quest are Low Carb, Soy Free, Gluten Free and HIGH PROTEIN. With 15g of protein, these cookies are a perfect treat.
Sports Research, Mini Loop Bands: If you know someone, or you yourself, don’t get around to going to the gym, or if you’re like myself, and prefer to workout from the comfort of you’re own home, this is the perfect gift. These bands range from light to extra heavy and provide an amazing workout without having to carry around weights. Since they’re small and easy to store, they won’t take up room in your house. Don’t let their small size fool you though, the Mini Loop Bands will give you a great workout and leave you feeling sore.
Ab Wheel with Knee Pad: This is another great gift for working out from your home. It works just as well as other ab machines you can find at the gym but smaller and can provide a great ab workout.
Exercise Jump Rope w/Fitness E-Book: Looking to do cardio but don’t want the hassle of big machines taking up your living space? Jumping rope is a great way to get your cardio in and can burn calories in a short amount of time. PLUS an Exercise Jump Rope is easy to store and travel with as well.
Vitaminder: The Vitaminder is perfect for those who take vitamins every day. It can hold up to 60 tablets and is small enough to just put in your bag and take with you.
Fitness Plan: When you look at the prices of getting a gym membership or hiring a personal trainer, the cost can add up quickly. This one time buy fitness plan is affordable and a great gift to give someone or yourself who wants the added help and benefit of getting into shape.
And that is the top 10 gifts under $25 to help you on your gift buying adventure. I hope this helped!