With the coronavirus outbreak keeping us home (and away from the gym!) this year, lots of people have been taking matters into their own hands and trying to get fit at home.
We’ve been getting so many questions about keeping fit at home over the last few months, so we’ve decided to put together this quick guide to swapping the gym for the spare room – or wherever you’ll be exercising at home.
How you choose to keep fit at home will be different depending on what your goals are and whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned gym-goer, but our guide will cover the basics of where you can train and what you can train with when you’re at home.
Finding the right space
For your comfort and safety, making sure you find the right space in your home to exercise is really important. Having a dedicated room for your fitness such as a garage or a spare room that you can turn into a home gym would be ideal, but we know that not everyone has that luxury.
Try to find a room that doesn’t get too hot during the day and has plenty of room for you to stretch. Remove as much clutter as you can and, if there are any potentially dangerous items, such as breakables, anything that can be easily knocked over, or anything sharp such as cacti, make sure you move them out of the room while you train.
There are lots of different types of gym equipment that are perfect for at home use.
Depending on the amount of space you have and the type of training you want to do, what you choose will vary, but we’ve outlined a few pieces of equipment below that we think are great for home workouts.
Chin up bars
Chin up bars are to be mounted on the wall, so they don’t take up any floor space. Our Multi Grip Pull Up Bar has a 400 kg load capacity and can even hold equipment such as gym rings, TRX, bands, and more.
Not only are battle ropes easy to use, they’re brilliant tools for building endurance and upper body strength. We have battle ropes in 25mm (6kg), 38mm (14kg), and 50mm (23kg).
You’ll find kettlebells in most home and commercial gyms because they’re really handy pieces of equipment. Our 4-24kg kettlebell set is perfect for strength training, and the kettlebells have a smooth rubber coating and flat bottoms so they don’t roll away when you set them down.
Our power bands come in sizes ranging from 13mm to 101mm and are perfect for agility drills, jump resistance, and speed training.
The Pursuit 2.0 Bike is great for both athletes and beginners, and can really help you push yourself to new levels of fitness. It has a heavy-duty frame with Dual Air and Magnetic Resistance.
Other exercise at home
It’s not just gym equipment that can get you moving at home, though. Many people have found that they’ve not been moving around as much since we’ve been on lockdown. However, there are things you can do at home to keep you in shape.
Any activities like gardening and cleaning can really get your blood pumping, plus there are lots of exercises you can do without equipment, such as sit ups, lunges, burpees, squats, and more.
Hopefully this guide has given you some inspiration for keeping fit at home. Fitness Warehouse brings you top-quality equipment for both commercial and home gyms.
Take a look around our website to see the equipment we have available, including strength equipment, functional training equipment, and cardio equipment.