A year into the pandemic and we’ve pretty much mastered the art of the at home workout. In the beginning it was iffy, but this past year has taught us that it is totally possible to get just as good of a workout at home as in person. This year has changed the way we work out, and the fitness industry as well. 72% of fitness clubs are now offering virtual classes, so virtual fitness has never been so available. According to Bloomberg, while 75% of people surveyed said they eventually will return to the actual gym, many agree that they will keep virtual workouts as part of their regular routine. And we agree!
Having the right equipment and set up is key when it comes to a good at home workout. We’ve found our tried and true favorites for platforms and tools, and have a few necessities we can’t do without. And bonus points for all of this equipment being small enough to hide in the closet when you’re not using it. Here’s a roundup of our 10 favorite work-out-from home essentials:
The chicest ankle weights (or palm weights). Don’t underestimate the power of 1-2 pounds. Small, repetitive movements will have you feeling the burn in no time.
The best water bottle- keeps your water cold for hours and comes in many sizes and colors. Great for at home use and taking your workout outdoors.
Our favorite, most durable mat for all kinds of workouts. There's nothing worse than slipping on your yoga mat. This mat has grip no matter how sweaty your workout is.
4. Curie Deodorant:
You didn’t think we’d put together a list of workout essentials and not include our tried and true deodorant, did you?! All that sweating warrants a clean deodorant to keep you smelling good.
5. Bala Sliders:
Perfect for getting your pilates workouts in at home, sliders can give you the ability to do megaformer-like moves from the comfort of your living room.
6. Resistance Bands:
A great upgrade to any workout.
7. Peleton App:
Not just for the bike! The peloton app has everything from yoga classes, to HIIT, to strength training, and even outdoor run workouts. They also have great classes for recovery and meditation as well, so you can get a little bit of everything all in one place.
8. Foam Roller:
Because every good workout routine needs an equally good recovery routine. Foam rolling is the best way to stretch out your muscles and prevent soreness and injury. You can also use a foam roller for core exercises.
Easily keep up with your heavy lifting using a kettlebell. You can grab a few in all different sizes and your strength training routine.
The perfect post-workout drink mix for hydration and enhanced performance. Tastes great too!
If your living room now doubles as your workout studio, these essentials will help you keep up with your workout routine without taking up too much space.