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If you are wanting to start your fitness journey and not ready to go to a gym with people, this post is just for you. I am going to be listing my FAVORITE and EFFECTIVE at home workout equipment.
Because of quarantine, I was able to finally get a start on my fitness journey. So I researched for hours just trying to figure out what equipment I actually needed. Through trials of testing products that I began to love or hate, I finally found equipment that is a reasonably priced while being effective in my fitness journey.
(I am not a professional regarding fitness and training, these are just equipment that I love and can give you an idea on what to purchase.)
All of these items can simply be found on Amazon! I have linked them all below, so check them out!
1. Yoga Mat
A yoga mat is worth the investment! You can use it indoors or out, and this specific one I have linked can be rolled up and has straps for carrying it!
You can decide if you prefer a thick or thin mat.
(TIP: I HIGHLY suggest NOT to get a yoga mat that has foam beads. It won’t take long for the mat to begin to fall apart from your tennis shoes.)
2. Fabric Resistance Bands
Getting FABRIC resistance bands is VERY important. These bands tend to stay in the position you place them better than the rubber bands.
They also don’t pinch your skin!
3. Dumbbell Weights
To get stronger, you have to build up with weights. Even as a woman, it is important to lift weights if you want to reach the goal of becoming more toned. (Remember: It takes YEARS to get bulky from lifting weights, you aren’t going to do that when you’re just starting out)
Getting smaller weights like 2, 5, and 10 pound weights are perfect for beginners. You will eventually be able to upgrade to higher weights.
4. Kettlebell Weights
Kettlebell weights are optional, but another good investment if you want to mix up your workout routine.
These weights may be easier to hold while doing exercises like deadlifts or arm presses as a beginner. They are also specifically known for performing kettlebell swings, which build up your booty, legs, and lower back.
5. Jump Rope
If you are someone who likes or dislikes cardio, jumping rope is a great way to mix things up! Jumping rope is an inexpensive workout equipment that can be used daily to burn calories. (It can save you from having to run, lol)
6. Fitness Timer App
This isn’t a type of equipment necessarily, but is a worth downloading to your phone! A great option for beginners is to find videos on Youtibe, but once you get more comfortable, it may be more enjoyable to create your own workout set.
The app I use is called IntervalTimer, and it is completely free! This app allows you to create specific workout sets and have them the desired time limits that you want. It gives you a cool down section as well. It also lets you listen to your pwn music while using that app!