We totally get that gyms work for a lot of people – I love going to the gym and it would always be my first choice when working out. On the flip side, Robyn would choose a home workout over the gym any day of the week.
The main thing is, we both not only get a good (equal) workout, but more importantly we enjoy it and that is what is fundamental if you want to get consistent with your training. There is no point making yourself go to the gym if it’s not for you. Home training can be just as effective if done correctly and saves on time, childcare and gym membership costs!
So, if the gym is not for you, then here is our short guide to some of the best (in our opinion) pieces of home training equipment you can invest in to maximise your workouts at home:
I have been a kettlebell convert for about 5 years and absolutely love using them in my training both in the gym and at home.
Where to buy: We love Wolverson Fitness for our Kettlebells
Invented by a US Navy Seal to keep the team in peak physical condition, these are a fantastic training aid and can be pretty much used anywhere.
Where to buy: The original TRX® will set you approx. £130, however Lidl have recently starting stocking the Crevit Suspension Trainer for only £14.99 and it is a great alternative.
Sliders are a great piece of home exercise kit but actually, if you have a polished floor, you can substitute them with a tea towel and get the same result!
Where to buy: Amazon sell the CampTeck dual sided sliders for just £4.99
This is probably our most utilised piece of kit when training our clients in the home. A resistance tube set is so versatile and can provide a really good full body workout
Where to buy: Amazon sell the Topelek resistance tube full home kit for £14.99
Ok so we are not suggesting that you are going to be doing 90’s style step aerobics from your living (although, this is actually quite a fun workout). However, these boxes are multi use and can really “step up” your home training
Where to buy: Decathlon sell their Domyos version for just £17.99
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free sample workout videos using all of this kit within the home.
Read our previous blog on how to fit in a workout in the school holidays.