You don’t need an expensive gym membership to give yourself a great workout. In fact, exercise that use your own weight can be incredibly effective. That being said, if you’re looking to target and tone specific muscles and vary your workout regularly, you might need some help from a few pieces of equipment. Create a space in your home with these five items and you’ll be good to go.
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5 items you need to create your own home gym:
1. Yoga Mat
A yoga mat helps to prevent you from slipping around and injuring yourself during a home workout. It’s also a great cushion for your back during sit ups and your arms during planks. And if it gets too hard, it’s always good for a child’s pose.
2. Foam Roller
After a tough workout, your muscles can feel tight and sore. That can be a good thing, but it can also be painful if you push yourself too hard. A foam roller is a great tool for releasing tension in these tight and sore muscles. Here are some great tips on how to use one of our favorite tools.
3. Resistance Bands
You don’t need access to a gym to do a full body workout when you have resistance bands. You can use them to strengthen and tone almost every major muscle group! Here are some examples of great exercises you can do with just the bands and your own body.
4. Bosu Ball
Bosu balls are great for upping your game with a whole slew of exercises like planks, lower back strengthening, wall sits, and elevated glute bridges. We prefer Bosu balls to regular exercise balls because it has one flat, more stable side, giving you a safe way to complete balance training.