In the past few years the world has changed and we’ve realized all we can do from home. For many, this means working from the convenience of their own personal desks. While this has proved to work out well for many Americans, it’s important to not skip out on other things we might have been doing as part of our daily commute before heading home for the evening.
An example of this is staying engaged with a workout routine as that was something many of us did either before or after our work day. It’s OK to no longer physically stop at a gym as long as we are supplementing that with a home workout. Does that seem like it’d be better for your busy life? If so, here’s some options for equipment to get you started.
Including a boxing routine in your home workout adds more than just an exercise for your arms. It’s a great way to incorporate core muscles as well as getting your heart pumping. Also, nothing beats the added bonus of relieving the normal day stresses by being able to punch them away.
Might be unknown to some, but a surprising amount of technology can be brought into a punching bag. Incorporating something like a punch tracker allows for an easier way to monitor your punch counts and strength all while having access to unlimited training content at your convenience, no matter the skill level you are starting at.
With technology comes community. Whether you are someone planning to no longer go to in-person gyms or beginning your fitness journey with at-home equipment, bringing in a punch tracker allows you to both compete with and train alongside thousands of others.
Sounds simple, I know, but a yoga mat can really make a difference both pre and post workout out and should be a staple to any at home gym. Maybe you’ve got a small apartment with hard floors or you’re creating a workout space in a garage or basement. Having a yoga mat creates a small, but important surface that will be comfortable to lay or sit down on depending on what yoga poses you are incorporating into your routine.
Keeping your mat laid out can be the reminder to not just jump into your workout. Depending on what else your day looks like, both in and outside of the workout, making time for light yoga can help with posture, flexibility, and muscle fatigue.
An easy choice for many, an elliptical provides a great way to get a cardio workout at home. It will provide a similar experience to a treadmill but an elliptical will also provide more of an upper body workout all while being easier on your joints.
Having such a great way to get cardio exercise in the home will allow you the workout you need regardless of the time or day or the weather. As we know, even with a lot of us being home more, life is busier than ever. It’s hard to beat having the low impact option to keep up with your cardiac hearth day or night, rain or shine.