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Going to the gym might feel daunting, especially when you’re self-conscious. With COVID-19, now more than ever people are making home gyms. It might be an easier task than you think. Here are some stellar products to make your home gym a place where you can achieve your fitness goals.
An exercise band is made of latex and is used for resistance training. These bands come in different sizes and colors, each with its own resistance level. Exercise bands are used by attaching one end to an anchor point (such as a door frame), then stretching the other end to where you want to perform your exercises. When you pull on one end of the band, your body goes through an opposing force that makes it feel heavier than it actually is. This can help increase strength and muscle tone as you work out regularly with these bands. This is a cheap way to get your home gym started as well as build muscle.
Interlocking Gym Floor Tiles
An interlocking gym floor tile is a type of flooring made up of pieces that connect like a puzzle. This makes them easy to install and move around as needed. The tiles can be made from different materials, so you can choose one that suits your needs and budget.
There are some great rubber tile options like North West Rubber – FitFloor. Rubber is amazing material because it has shock absorption, making it safe for high-impact activities. You want something like this on your gym floor to protect your body from injury. These tiles are installed on top of existing floors by simply placing them next to each other until the desired size is reached. Small ridges connect them on each side of the tile, which lock into place when pushed together. They work great as a no-slip flooring option as well.
A Large Reusable Water Bottle
A reusable water bottle is great for staying hydrated. If you are going to get serious about your workouts, you’ll need a large water bottle to keep up. There are some great options online and in-stores to meet your home gym needs. Make sure you have a full water bottle before you start working out.
A Sweat-Wicking Shirt
Sweat-wicking shirts are designed to draw moisture away from your skin so that you stay cool and dry during exercise. Some people feel more inspired to work out when they have a specific gym outfit. Even though this is a home gym, you should still feel comfortable and motivated by your fashion choice. Consider purchasing this style of shirt to ensure you stay cool while you work out.
Hopefully, now you have a few more tools you can use to make your home workouts even better. You don’t have to own all of the typical exercise equipment to make serious progress in your fitness goals. Starting a home gym can be as simple as picking up these affordable items.
About the Author
Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her husky, Snowball.