Winter is here and chances are we’re stuck with it for a while! We understand how difficult it can be to find the motivation to head to the gym when you’re looking out your window at mountains of snow; the very thought of standing outside in -30 degrees brushing the snow off your vehicle just to work up a sweat at the gym might make you want to just close your curtains, curl up on the couch and switch on your favourite television show.
Although that sounds comforting, we’ve researched some great space saving at home work out equipment for those who hate to break their gym routine! Many of these are easy no-noise equipment that you can use at home in your apartment regardless of how small or large of a space you have – on the road in your hotel – or in your dorm room!
Dumbbells are perfect for working out your arms, chest, shoulders, and so much more! There are many great workouts that you can use dumbbells with such as the dumbbell bench press, alternated bicep curls, shoulder press, and lateral raises.
The kettlebell swing is a game changer! This works your hip muscles, glutes, hamstrings, lats, abs, shoulders and pecs. It’s an easy routine that will help you burn those calories!
Resistance bands make any type of strength training exercise is easy – chest presses, shoulder presses, triceps extensions, bicep curls – all without heavy weights. They are also super cost effective, easy to store, and easy to take on the road with you.
According to a variety of fitness bloggers, this is one of those fitness tools you need to transform your body. Exercise balls help keep your body toned, firm, and help strengthen your core.
Last – but not least! – are foam rollers! These do wonders for those sore muscles. Using a foam roller is like giving yourself an affordable deep tissue massage. The goal of a foam roller is to help the wound-up portions of your muscles to relax, so when you feel the tenderness and soreness reduce, you know you’re on the right track.
Alternatively, consider moving to one of our many locations in Edmonton that have a fully equipped fitness centre! Access is free to all residents that live within that community so you can ditch the added gym membership payment!
Do you have any at home exercises or at home equipment you can’t live without? We’d love to hear from you on Facebook!