In 2019, we’re no longer making excuses for why we can’t work out. Right ladies?
The first step in doing so is stepping up our home gym (or lack thereof) to include a few essential products for those days when we feel like skipping our spin class or outdoor run. These workout essentials will help you sweat it out at home—no gym membership necessary. So not only will you be cutting calories, but you’ll be cutting costs. A win win.
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If you’ve ever been unsure of where to start, each of these items are all a perfect fit to create a home gym room that works for you. So buy one, or buy all — either way, you’ll be better off than where you were in 2018.
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A treadmill is one of the most versatile pieces of fitness equipment you’ll want to add to your fitness collection, especially if you want a product that will last. With all of the products that are on the market, you’ll want to get one that has an incline function like the Commercial 1750 Treadmill, which is a new product for 2019. Though considered a major investment, a treadmill will last you almost a decade and offers plenty of options for all fitness levels. Whether you want to lose weight or step up your cardi game, you can’t go wrong with
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Resistance bands are lightweight, portable and can be used for many different workouts, whether you’re at home, or on the go. The beauty of using resistance bands for training is that they can help lower the impact of exercises and help lessen tension. This TB12 kit (created by NFL star Tom Brady himself) includes 9 bands of different tensile strength (Light, Medium, Heavy, and Extra Heavy) and different sizes (13" and 41"), so you can choose from many different workouts to endure. High-quality, portable door anchor and 2 high-strength carabiners specifically designed for in-home use and for easy set-up and take-down for use on the road.
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Stretching and muscle movement is often the most underrated part of every workout. Underrated, yet so important. Perfect for stabilizing your core while you’re watching TV or doing work, the Dynapro Exercise Ball will quickly become one of your favorite products.
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Part stair climber, part elliptical, the Bowflex Max Trainer will slowly but surely be one of the products that you love to hate. What makes this product extra special in fact however, is that it features the new AI-driven Max Intelligence platform that offers coaching as unique to each person as their fingerprint through a proprietary technology that utilizes an initial fitness assessment and predictive analytics to track and collect data from the user’s previous sessions to personalize their daily workouts. During your first workout you’ll meet “Max,” who will come to life as your personal fitness coach, so no personal trainer is necessary to get your steps in.
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Looking to get the benefits of both a cardio and strength training workout? Look no further than the NordicTrack RW500 Rower. More than just a piece of equipment, this rower creates an environment of personalized instruction in the comfort of one’s home. Often the stepchild of most home products (and gym products too, quite frankly), this is a staple item that should be in everyone’s home gym. This unique virtual rowing world will have you following along with instructional videos shot on rivers in beautiful locations, making the workout feel much less like a...well, workout. Off rower movements are also integrated into the workouts to ensure a total-body experience.
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Bring the boxing gym to your home with the FightCamp (minus the sweat and smelly men). For those who’ve got a bit of fight in them, this is perfect as it comes equipped with the same punch-tracking tech used by the world’s top pros and includes: the FightCamp Trackers, the FightCamp Bag, the FightCamp Gloves, the FightCamp Quick Wraps and the FightCamp Workout Mat. Not to mention, if you’re a New Yorker (like me) who has limited space, the FightCamp Gym is compact and mobile, taking up just 8’ x 4’ of living space and can be adjusted to 6’ x 4’ to accommodate smaller rooms.
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The MaxiClimber is the workout you didn’t know your body needed. It provides a full-body workout vertical climber that combines weight resistance, muscle toning, and aerobic exercise all in the comfort of your home, giving you a great cardio and strength training workout without any added stress on the lower joints of your body. Not to mention, even if you’re only able to get 10 minutes in, the MaxiClimber XL burns twice the calories per workout compared to traditional cardio machines. It’s about working smarter, and not harder in 2019, ladies.
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