Are you always thinking about buying the latest piece of home fitness equipment but don’t know where to start? Or do you find yourself wasting money on fitness equipment that you never use? If this sounds like you, keep on reading for some tips on how you can get committed to your fitness routine with or without the latest gadget.
As a fitness enthusiast who loves to explore lots of different exercise routines, I can admit to having purchased quite a few pieces of equipment over the years. However, I can also admit that my favorite type of exercise routines involve using no equipment at all. My point is that there are so many choices when it comes to choosing the best workout plan. You must try to pick an exercise plan that keeps you engaged and excited while avoiding gimmicky pieces of equipment that are a waste of time and money.
Feeling motivated and inspired to exercise at home on days when getting out to the gym or a local fitness camp is not possible is important if you want to improve your fitness level. Here are some tips to help you navigate some fitness equipment. When looking for a fun new fitness toy, be sure to keep your budget and the amount of space you have available at the top of your thoughts.
Consider investing in a yoga mat. It not only provides you with a designated mini fitness space, but also a soft, clean surface for any floor-based exercises.
A jump rope is a cheap and fun piece of equipment that you can use to work on your cardiovascular fitness. The fact that jumping is high impact in nature makes it a great strengthening routine.
Strength and stability-based workouts are essential as part of a well balanced exercise plan. Dumbbells, a medicine ball, a resistance band or a stability ball are all pretty reasonably priced, and provide a great option for in-home and at the park workouts. A stability ball can also be used in place of a chair at the office to keep your core working throughout the day.
If you already have a bike and enjoy cycling to get your cardio fix, a stationary bike stand that converts your bike into a cycling trainer is a great way to do your rides indoors.
If you don’t have an outdoor bike and have no intention of riding outdoors, getting a stationary exercise bike may be a great choice for you. Riding is low impact in nature and provides a great form of exercise to help you get in shape.
The most popular piece of in-home exercise equipment is the good old treadmill. I love running outdoors, but I know so many people who enjoy a treadmill workout. The convenience of having one in the office or at home makes skipping your workout less likely. However, because buying a treadmill is a considerable financial investment, before you hit the shops you need to think about why you want one, how often you plan on using it and what features you need to fit your overall goals.
Here are my top six treadmill buying tips:
Take time to assess your personal needs and goals. If you think that having some fitness equipment at home will motivate you to exercise more, then start with something that is not expensive and see how committed you are to using it before investing in a more expensive option.
Always remember that your own body is the best piece of equipment you own. It goes everywhere with you, so you can exercise at any time. No excuse
For at-home exercise routine ideas, you can use my video fitness tips. They are free and and offer you a wide variety of fitness workouts.