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While working from home, one thing I’ve been missing is working out. Since I can’t go to the gym (social distancing!), I’ve decided to bring the gym to me. Working out at home is a great way to blow off steam, and can be done in so many ways. Whether you’re looking to add yoga to your practice, hoping to roll out some stress, or looking to get toned, here are some picks that have helped me, and the Scouted Staff, stay in shape and in our homes.
FOR PRACTICING YOGA
Lululemon Reversible Mat 5mm
A yoga mat, for me, is to a home gym like a rug is to any room—it brings it all together. Yoga mats are great for lifting weights, core work, stretching, and well, yoga. My personal favorite yoga mat is this reversible one from Lululemon. It has enough padding to support my knees and it goes great with a non-slip yoga towel, too.
NordicTrack Studio Cycle
I love a good spin class, and NordicTrack Studio Cycle is a great, sleek option to get going. It comes with an iFit membership so you can ride with others in the comfort of your own home, and a great monitor to watch the classes on. It’s pretty quiet too and has great resistance control.
FOR WEIGHT LIFTING
Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Weights
FOR WEIGHT WATCHING
Withings Body+ Smart Body Composition Wi-Fi Digital Scale
FOR RESISTANCE TRAINING
Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands
FOR CORE WORK
Bosu Balance Trainer
Core sliders and ab rollers are both great options to work on your core, but I love my Bosu Balance Trainer. It’s great for ab exercises and keeping your core engaged, and also doubles as a great seat. It comes with a wall chart and downloadable workouts too, so you’ll know you’re using it to its full potential.
FOR ROLLING IT OUT
I hate foam rolling. There are some great ones out there (highly recommend the Triggerpoint GRID if you must) but Scouted Contributor Hilary Sheinbaum loves her Theragun, going as far as saying “it’s going to be your new favorite way to recover.” The Theragun comes in three varieties: G3PRO, G3, and liv, and there is even a Theragun app to help guide your recovery.
FOR AN EXTRA AB WORKOUT
EnterSports Ab Roller Wheel
An ab roller can be the perfect thing for both beginners or more experienced fitness junkies who want some extra burn. This kit comes with additional accessories like resistance bands and a knee pad.
FOR DUMBBELL WORKOUTS
FLYBIRD Adjustable Bench
If you have the space, you should get an adjustable weight bench. Use this for all your dumbbell moves while working out or hold it up and easily store it if you’re going full body.
FOR STRENGTH TRAINING
Sunny Health & Fitness Squat Assist Row-N-Ride Trainer
Thanks to the adjustable resistance and digital monitor, this machine helps strengthen your legs, core, and even your upper body. It also helps teach you proper squat technique so you’re not feeling unsteady.
FOR AN ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION
TRX PRO3 Suspension System
Deemed “the only enjoyable exercise system” by Commerce Editor Jillian Lucas, the TRX is a multi-purpose exercise tool that is pretty much all you need for your home gym. The suspension training strap and anchors come with an app that shows you how to do exercises, and makes for easy set-up and take down, too.
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