Have the Olympics got you keen to get fighting fit? Well, there’s truly no better time to kickstart your workout routine than right now while at home in lockdown.
While many of us don’t currently have access to gym facilities as COVID continues to ruin our plans (*cries in Sydney*), it doesn’t mean that your fitness goals should fall by the wayside.
In fact, now that most of the world has been in the same boat (albeit at different stages), there are more resources than ever when it comes to figuring out an at-home workout that’s right for you.
There’s also plently of home-friendly workout essentials that can be shipped to you faster than you can say “burpees”.
Check out some of our favourite workout essentials you can nab online that’ll have you fit and ~fierce~ by the time we’re finally allowed to go outside.
Offering a full cardio workout and strengthening your muscles, this mini stepper exercise machine allows you to take on a full-body workout anywhere and anytime.
Equipped with removable training bands, this high-quality stepper tightens over 20 different core muscles and also includes an LCD monitor that measures the steps, time, and calories.
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It’s hugely important to stay hydrated throughout the day, especially if you’re going to be working out – and this one from Amazon is perfect for those of us who are slack when it comes to getting enough H20.
The nifty marked waterbottle even features a time mark to remind you to keep on chugging, while offering cute little phrases like “You’ve got it” and “Remember our goal” to keep you motivated.
You can also choose from a whole range of sizes and colours.
These thick exercise bands can be applied for a range of workouts, from yoga to pilates to your own at-home workout program, from glute and hip activation and strength techniques, to warming up your entire body while performing a dynamic warm up.
The heavy resistance bands are able to help engage muscle groups in a gentle yet productive way, allowing you gradually and effectively strengthen your muscles to get a Kardashian-level booty without the surgery.
Jumping rope is one of the best ways to improve your cardiovascular fitness, build endurance, improve coordination and strengthen your hands and wrists, and this weighted jump rope by Everlast also features precision ball bearing rotation for increased speed. So what are you waiting for? Get skippin’!
With these core sliders, you can easily work out on carpet, targeting your abs with moves like mountain climbers and planks to get your rock-hard abs that even J.Lo would be jealous of.
The slides are also small, thin and light, so they’re perfect for your home gym, bag or to take to the office.
You can use this Swiss ball as an ergonomic desk chair, a yoga aid, or a workout staple to build the strength of your core muscles.
Plus, the textured PVC surface makes it easy to hold throughout the sweatiest of workouts without slipping out of your hands while your tossing, bouncing or squeezing the ball. They also come in a range of sizes and colours.
Price: $25.95 – $28.95
Salute the sun without slipping all over the place with this eco-friendly exercise mat by ShapEx that allows you to practice yoga on wood/tile/cement floors without worry.
The mat is super durable, offering plenty of support with just the right amount of cushion for your joints and knees and it also absorbs moisture, so you don’t have to worry about injuring yourself while working up a sweat.
Whether you’re dealing with sore muscles from yesterday’s workout or have stiff joints from watching too much Netflix last night, this foam roller is the perfect tool to relieve aches and pains as it gently massages muscles with just the right amount of pressure.
Pump some iron from the comfort of your own home with these hand weights that are suitable for a wide range of exercise. The light weight range makes them the perfect choice for moderate muscle building, toning, yoga/aerobics and more.
The versatile set comes in two options, the 7kg set (0.5/1/2kg pairs) for lightweight users, or the 12kg set (1/2/3kg pairs) for most home gym users.