5 must-haves in your home gym

Who still has time to go to the gym? A gym right at home is certainly more convenient, time saving and less costly in the long run. But there are the essentials that you must purchase first.

Who still has time to go to the gym? A gym right at home is certainly more convenient, time saving and less costly in the long run. But there are the essentials that you must purchase first.

Stability Ball
It’s so simple yet it provides a multitude of functions. First, a stability ball takes the place of a bulky and expensive weight bench. Use it to do your bench press, seated biceps curls, core exercises, stretching, and more. And you can always deflate it and put it away whenever you want.
Dumbbells

Forget expensive machines that only work one body part. Two or three sets of dumbbells are all you really need to work your entire body. While it varies depending on your fitness level, women generally can get started with 6-, 8-, and 10-pound dumbbells; for men, try 10-, 15- and 25-pound weights.

Mat
A simple mat to do your floor work on. The thicker mat does best for relaxation and perfect positioning.

Workout DVDs
The great news is that, whatever you want to do, there are thousands of DVDs to choose from. From yoga, Pilates and boxing, the list is endless.

Jump Rope

nslates into major calories burned in a very short amount of time. That’s good. And you can do it in relatively small spaces. Take it with you when you travel, and it takes up a whole lot less room than a treadmill when you need to get your cardio in

 

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