If you’re going exercise at home, here is a list of items you may want to consider. For those of us who want to work out more often, but don’t want to pay for a gym membership or pricey boutique fitness classes. These workout essentials will help you sweat it out at home. I have made a list of items that will improve your home workouts.
This list is in no particular order.
Home floors are not made for exercise, apart from slipping they do not provide the proper cushioning. Get yourself a thick exercise mat that will allow for a cushioned and non-slip surface.
• Take A lot: R170
• Sportsman’s Warehouse: R80
• Mr Price Home: R180
Weighted Skipping Rope
The benefits of skipping are well documented Did you know one study found that just 10 minutes of jumping rope can be equivalent to a 30-minute jog? Get skipping to boost your leg strength and cardio.
- Take A lot: R220
- Sportsman’s Warehouse: R129
Resistance loops are a great addition to your resistance training. They provide a different form of resistance to dumbbells. Your muscles will work hardest at the end range. Combine them with dumbbells for a more challenging workout
- Take A Lot: Set – R290
- Sportsman’s Warehouse: R150
- Mr Price Home: R100
- Makro – R99
Thanks to an easy-adjust weight selection system, you can choose the perfect weight—from 1 to 10Kg on most Adjustable Dumbbell sets.
- Sportsman’s Warehouse: 20Kg Set – R830
- Mr Price Home: 20Kg Set – R700
The Balance Ball challenges your posture while forcing you to work those core muscles. Plus, it’s a great tool for stretching.
- Take A Lot: R219
- Sportsman’s Warehouse: R160
- Mr Price Home: R170
Kettlebell. Single-leg deadlifts to swings, a kettlebell allows for myriad strength exercises in limited space. Kettlebells are available in a range of weights and styles.
- Take A Lot: 7,5Kg – R229
- Sportsman’s Warehouse: 10Kg – R390
- Mr Price Home: 10Kg – R280
Medicine ball. A simple all-around fitness tool. A Medicine Ball can be lifted, thrown, or slammed to improve your strength and conditioning.
- Sportsman’s Warehouse: 3Kg – R400
- Mr Price Home: 2,7Kg – R300
When anchored to the wall or a sturdy door, the suspension trainer system becomes a full-body training system that helps you build muscle while perfecting your posture and alignment. You can vary the degree of difficulty by changing your body angle. This equipment retails at differing price points
- Take A Lot: R790
- Sportsman’s Warehouse: R2800
Exercise step. The Step or Aerobic Platform is a good addition to your home gym. Here’s why: You can use it for cardio and explosive exercises, to advance moves or make them easier, or simply as a trusty bench.
- Take a Lot: R650
- Sportsman’s Warehouse: R770
- Makro: R600
Indoor Bicycle/Treadmill/Elliptical/Rowing machine. Cardio is your thing and you really don’t want to leave the house. Then maybe you want to invest in cardio equipment. There is a wide range of equipment including new and used.
- Sportsman’s Warehouse:
- Treadmill R14 000
- Rowing machine R27 000
- Indoor bike R10 000
- Treadmill R14 000
- Rowing machine R4 000* Special
- Indoor bike R2 200* Special
• The prices indicated are of the cheapest item found on the website on the 04/ June 2020
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