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Fitness doesn’t have to cost a fortune

Home gym items to invest in now

Published Nov 17, 2020 4:00 pm

Lack of exercise may cause a weakened immune system, acid reflux, and mild metabolic abnormalities. To avoid these, you can easily apply for membership at Anytime Fitness while building your own little gym at home. If you want to build one, too, here’s what you’ll need.

Yoga mat

Home gym essential: yoga mat
Premium Yoga Mat from Chris Sports

This might be one of the most (if not the most) important home gym items out there. A yoga mat helps prevent your hands and feet from slipping while you do your workout routine. Working out on a cold, hard floor might also cause some problems.

Compression gear

compression wear for arms
Columbia Freezer Zero Arm Sleeves from Columbia Sportswear

Always wear compression gear when working out as it provides support for muscles and joints. Arm sleeves and socks keep muscles compressed to minimize soreness after a workout. “Designed to increase blood and lymphatic flow to the specified limb, compression wear is said to improve performance and shorten recovery time in both athletes and workout warriors when used post-exercise,” claim fans of compression gear.

compression shorts
Compression shorts from Sportshouse

Compression gear also improves blood circulation and regulates body temperature. Its specialized fabric keeps moisture away from your skin to prevent your body from overheating when working out.

Bike helmet

cycling helmet
MTB Cycling Helmet ALPHA from Spyder

There are at least two options when you choose to work out in the great outdoors: jogging or cycling. So always have a helmet ready for when you want to go sightseeing while exercising on two wheels.

Stationary bike

Home gym essential: stationary bike
Greenmaster IWM Exercise Bike IB106 from JB Sports

If you’re in no mood to actually bike around, a stationary bike will make a great addition to your home gym. It offers the same benefits as outdoor cycling: it improves cardio fitness, strengthens lower body muscles, and stimulates the release of endorphins. And it’s ideal for quarantine.

Sneakers

workout sneakers
Rally Valentine’s Sneakers from FitFlop

Sure, FitFlop is known for its comfy sandals and slides. But it also has athleisure shoes ideal for light home workouts—slip-resistant, lightweight and made with anatomically contoured footbeds for your comfort. Needless to say, it has the potential to become your next exercise staple.

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Editor’s Note: This article was provided by SM Shopmag.