Great Gear for Your Home Gym
By Genevieve Cunningham
We all want to be fit and attractive and be in the best health possible. Of course, that's easier said than done. The bad news is that it will take some work and perseverance on your part. The good news is that working out doesn’t have to be long and complicated. You don’t have to pay for an expensive gym membership or join that new class with the title you can’t quite pronounce. Getting fit and healthy can be a much simpler process. If you’re ready to get in shape without the bells and whistles, check out these three effective pieces of equipment to add to your home gym.
A pedometer is a small device that you wear on your wrist like a watch. It counts your steps throughout the day. To use it, you just slap it on and go. Because walking is so good for you, a pedometer is a great addition to anyone who wants to stay healthy. You can either set a goal and work toward it, or you can simply use this device a monitor. It will let you know how many steps you took throughout the day, and then you can decide if you need to step it up tomorrow.
In case you’ve forgotten since elementary school, jumping rope is so hard. Actually, it's really, really hard. It works every muscle in your body and burns your lungs with every jump. Those who jump rope regularly are likely to burn massive calories and fat. If you haven’t been jumping, this is definitely a piece of equipment that you could benefit from. It’s super cheap, and you can find it at your local store. Just set a timer, get jumping, and feel the burn when you’re through.
You probably already know that lifting weights is good for you. It challenges your muscles, helps to sculpt away fat, and increases your overall strength. While heavy weights will work faster, you’ll still get some good out of a small set of handheld weights. Just grab a set at your local store, and add them to your squats, lunges, or other strength training exercises.
Some people make getting fit into some complicated, nearly impossible mission. While it will take some work and dedication, it’s definitely possible. Use these pieces of equipment to help you get started. They’re simple, affordable, and will help you get into the best shape of your life.