The best home fit­ness gear to fit into your life

Bath Chronicle - - HEALTH & LIFESTYLE -

If you’re look­ing to save on shelling out for an ex­pen­sive bou­tique gym mem­ber­ship, you might want to look closer to home for your next work­out.

Shred fat, build mus­cle and pack in a blis­ter­ing ex­er­cise class from the com­fort of your liv­ing room with our pick of the best at-home fit­ness equip­ment.

1Pow­er­house Bodymax h2row row­ing ma­chine,

£499, pow­er­hous­e­fit­ness.co.uk

This rower uses wa­ter re­sis­tance, so you can ex­pe­ri­ence the ben­e­fits of ‘on wa­ter’ row­ing at home – giv­ing a car­dio­vas­cu­lar work­out that uses ev­ery large mus­cle group in the body. Af­ter­wards, the light­weight rail beam folds for stor­age and there are wheels for easy trans­porta­tion.

28Kg Body Power Ket­tle­bell, £16.99, fit­ness­su­per­store.co.uk Whether us­ing it for rus­sian swings, snatches or gob­let squats, this core-sculpt­ing ket­tle­bell has a cast-iron han­dle that won’t slip or slide from your grip, while a colour­ful neo­prene coat­ing makes it friendly on wood floors.

3lu­l­ule­mon re­versible yoga mat, £58, lu­l­ule­mon.co.uk Light and easy to pack away, this es­sen­tial yoga tool has a tex­tured, nat­u­ral rub­ber sur­face to max­imise your grip dur­ing those tricky bal­ance poses and in­ver­sions. A spe­cial an­timi­cro­bial ad­di­tive stops bad smells from lin­ger­ing over time and at 180cm, it’s long enough for taller yoga or broga en­thu­si­asts.

4domyos ab wheel, £5.99, de­cathlon.co.uk if your flat isn’t big enough for an ab bench, this com­pact piece of kit can give you sim­i­lar re­sults and uses a tenth of the space. You sim­ply hold onto the han­dles in a kneel­ing po­si­tion and slowly ex­tend your body for­wards, feel­ing the burn as you go.

5nike Fun­da­men­tal weighted SKIP­PING rope, £19.95, nike.com EASY-TO-USE both in­doors and out, this skip­ping rope is great for build­ing up speed, strength and co­or­di­na­tion. A 0.23kg weight in each han­dle in­ten­si­fies your work­out, and as the rope is adjustable, you can fine-tune the length to suit your space.

6women’s health re­sis­tance loops 4-Pack, £10.99, ar­gos.co.uk Th­ese elas­tic, stretchy bands might look pretty gen­tle, but slip­ping one around your thighs will add one hell of a burn to a set of sumo squats. four dif­fer­ent types of colour-coded bands al­low for var­i­ous de­grees of ten­sion, de­pend­ing on how much you want to amp up your work­out this au­tumn.

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