The best home fitness gear to fit into your life
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,
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.