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Top 6 Home Workout Essentials

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Dear Reader,

Working out from home has never been an easy task but given the current crisis, we have to make it work right? We have put together a list of fitness accessories that will improve your workout experience while staying fit in the comfort of your home. Investing in some basic equipment will go a long way in diversifying your home workouts. Here are our top six essentials.

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1. Dumbbells

Start by purchasing a pair of three sets with different weights and as you get stronger, you can gradually increase the weights.

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2. Kettle Bells

There’s nothing quite effective as a perfect kettle bell swing or other movements with this bad boy! Kettle bells exercises can be incorporated into various movements that will tone your entire body.

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3. Yoga Mat

Although you can use your carpet to workout, it will be a challenge to keep it clean because of all the sweating. With a yoga mat, it’s easy to clean because you can sanitize and place it out to dry.

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4. TRX Bands

Suspension training has become a priority in home gyms because its a super effective way to torch your whole body, build strength, and get your heart beating by using your own bodyweight. When anchored to the wall, it becomes a full-body training system that helps you build muscle while perfecting your posture and alignment. You can change the degree of difficulty by changing your body angle.

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5. Balance/ Stability Ball

Balance and stability balls are great for gaining strength, improving balance, and increasing your cardio endurance. By completing basic workout moves like planks, squats, sit ups or push ups on an unstable surface, your muscles are working extra hard to maintain your balance.

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6. Jump Rope

This is a must have. Did you know that just 10 minutes of jumping rope can be equivalent to a 30-minute jog? For those looking to get their daily dose of endorphins, jump ropes will get the job done especially if you’re learning how to do 'double unders'.

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What are some of your home workout essentials? Let us know in the comment section. As part of our COVID-19 series, make sure to catch our next newsletter which will be breaking down the best online fitness platforms with workouts that are completely free. We all need to save that extra coin right?

Yours In Wellness



Chief Online Editor: Loise Machira

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