Basic Home Workout Equipment: Part 2

by | Jan 4, 2017 | Blog | 10 comments

You don’t need an expensive gym membership or a lot of space to get fit. The right at-home equipment will maximize your exercise routine so you get the strength training and fat burning results you want.

Resist the temptation to pick up a few random items on sale. If the item is poorly constructed or you don’t user it, it’s not a bargain. Stick with the basics, and your home workout routine will give you real results.


Additional Home Workout Equipment

I list equipment below, which, while not essential, will round out your workout: In fact, this list of equipment supplements my basic equipment list 

  1. Resistance band set – adds variety to tubing exercises
  2. Balance pad – increases the challenges while you improve your balance
  3. Foot massage ball – increases circulation in your feet and improves flexibility
  4. Foam roller – eases muscle tightness and speeds up recovery
  5. Water bottle – drinking water during a workout increases your energy

As a reminder, the equipment above supplements my basic equipment list (You can find it by clicking on the text link or the picture below).


(Note* This post contains affiliate links which cost you nothing extra when you order from them. To clarify, I believe in and use the products listed — for myself, and with my clients, and Amazon reimburses me when you order.) 


Resistance Loops

A resistance band set can be integrated with every workout program; use them for general exercise, stretching, strength training, power weight programs. In fact, they’re a great supplement to resistance tubing.

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop



Balance Pad

At every age, balance and stability training create lasting benefits. It’s important to realize that a balance pad is great for core-strength exercises, coordination and balance, and motor-skill training. A point often overlooked is its destabilizing features increase your stability and strengthens muscles.

Yes4All Balance Pad


Foot Massage Ball

At the end of a walk, run, or workout, are your feet tired, sore or achy? On the negative side, it’s hard to find someone to give you a foot massage, and paying for one every day can get expensive. On the positive side, you can do a foot massage yourself with a mini massage ball.

Body Back Company’s Footstar Massage Ball


Foam Roller

Foam rollers are designed to create pressure to ease muscle tightness, and improve flexibility. Additionally, they reduce soreness so you  recover faster.

AmazonBasics High-Density Round Foam Roller


Water Bottle

Last, but not least, hydration is a must when it comes to fitness. Except for oxygen, there’s nothing your body needs more than adequate water. In fact, you probably need to drink water while working out.

The bottom line is, you feel stronger, and you can work out more effectively when you’re well-hydrated. In the long run, you’ll have more energy, and feel better while you do your routine.

Polar Bottle Insulated Water Bottle



In-Home Personal Training in Manhattan

My name is Jacqueline Gikow. All things considered, to get, or stay, fit and healthy, consistent activity is important. Generally speaking, you do that only if it’s convenient and enjoyable. So, I offer alternatives to joining a gym that make it easier to get started as well as keep at it. 

  • In-Home Training: Quickly start in-home training in the comfort and privacy of your home. As a result, you get convenience (and one less excuse).
  • Residential Gym Training: Alternatively, if your building has a formal gym, that’s also convenient for you.
  • Aquatic Training; Safe training that doesn’t stress your knees, joints or back. Additionally, you increase your balance and flexibility without even knowing how to swim!

Contact me through Audacious-Aging.NYC®, to get started with my personal training programs; inspiring an active, healthy, and vital life, now and tomorrow.

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