March was a crazy month with school closed until further notice along with gyms, restaurants, bars and much more. Just because the gyms are closed doesn’t mean you can’t get fit for summer. With the COVID-19 pandemic more people are finding themselves setting up a home gym. With all the stress WE ALL are experiencing is a good idea to exercise, meditate or practice yoga.
You can set up a home gym without breaking the bank but this pandemic has caused exercise equipment to fly off the shelves. People across the nation stress level are off the roof and many need to release it with exercise, but let’s face it some home gym equipment is a hot commodity right now. But you don’t need fancy gym equipment to set up at home. I will share my basic and best home gym equipment that you can use. A set of dumbbells, stability ball, resist band, body resistance bands, yoga mat with knee pads or exercise mat.
With these basic home gym equipment you can add diversity to your workout to keep you challenged and get a full body workout in the comfort of your home with just the basic workout equipment.
* Tip: If you can’t find dumbbells you can use Toning Ball as a dumbbells alternative until you get your hands on a few sets of dumbbells weight.
Stability Ball is very versatile and multi-purpose for your home workouts. No matter what kind of workout you have in mind, this core balance ball works perfectly well. This can be used for different types of workouts such as abs workout, chest presses, crunches, pikes, planks, and squats. You can also use the core workout ball to improve your flexibility.
Exercise Mat & Yoga Mat
If you are not use to working out at home and need to find ways to get your workout done at home I will share some inspiration that has helped me. I know is not easy to work out from home because there’s so much distraction. If you are working from home and your kids are remote learning you have to make sure you workout harder to get the same results as if you were in a gym. You don’t need fancy equipment to get a full body workout. As for me luckily I already had a few basic home gym equipment dumbbells, kettlebell, yoga mat, resist band, stability ball and body bands. I recently purchased Resistance Bands and I have to say, they are a great, to enhanced your workout. Budget-friendly gym equipment and essentials gives you more versatility with your workouts.
As a first responder, a working mom and with all I have going on I had to find a ways to workout at home if I can’t go to the gym. Time to time I hit a funk but I’ll just picked myself up and enhance my workout routine in the comfort of my home. During the quarantine and stay at home shelter the basic home gym equipment are essential for those who had to improvise. Create a workout schedule, meal plan and keep being consistent. Stay away from the news because that will get you in a funk. There will be days that you don’t want to get up and even if you roll out a bed do a quick workout, it will count.
My top 5 Inspiring Fitness Girls To Follow On Instagram
With all that’s going on, I know most of us financial status are on hold. I will share my FAVORITE instagram fitness girl Instagram that has amazing FREE workouts, where you can get inspiration and motivation. Most of these Fitness Girls offer Fitness and Meal programs in which you have to purchase. On their Instagram channel they offer all kinds of workout free of charge. They’ve inspire me to create a workout plan that works for me. You can do the same.
I’ve been following her since she started. I’m a HUGE fan and I love her. She’s a mom of a toddler and she motivates you to work out. I’ve purchased a few of her programs and she’s amazing. She offers excellent motivation and If you purchase any of her program you have any questions or concerns she reaches out to you. Check out her Instagram handle below.
Another favorite of mines. I love her, she’ post inspiring workout and also offers paid personalized workout &meal programs. I’ve purchased a few of her programs, they are SUPER affordable, she’s very supportive and available if you have questions and concerns. She’s a single mom and her Instagram post are always motivational and amazing for anyone to workouts from home.
She’s so adorable and OFFERS amazing workouts and tips at the end of her workouts. I enjoy her workouts and gives me inspiration to create my own workout plan. Her company NVGTN, which stands for Navigation, is a brand about helping you discover your potential, providing you with all of the essentials along the way. She offers, workout programs, workout leggings and supplements check out her site here.
ProsourceFit has super affordable, portable and accessible fitness equipment to start your own home gym. The founders of ProsourceFit started the company to inspire others and make active, healthy lifestyles easier to achieve in the comfort of your own home. Their equipment are super affordable budget-friendly.
*** Please bookmark their page and mark your calendars, most of their equipment are sold out but they will be fully stock at the end of the month**
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