Let’s get straight to the point. This is intended to provide you with information to make a better informed purchasing decision about exercise equipment. Find here what is versatile, affordable, effective, and fun to use. So to help you find a better solution to fitness questions regarding equipment, here is a list of our Personal Trainer favorites.
The stability ball, or exercise ball, comes in different sizes ranging from 45-65cm. The best way to decide which one to use is to look at the height chart on the box, or choose the one that allows you to sit and have your hips and knees at 90 degrees. This will be optimal for most exercises. Use in place of a bench, you can use the stability ball for any exercise from squats and lunges to chest press, shoulder press and bicep curls along with a slew of core exercises to improve balance stability, core strength and building lean muscles. Range in price from $25-$60. it is recommended to purchase a burst proof ball.
The foam roll is used for many balance exercises, but the most common use is myofascial release. This is a supplement to stretching to improve flexibility, release tension and knots within muscles and give you a self massage after a hard workout. If you don’t like sore muscles, this is the piece for you. Ranging in price from $10-$30.
Not much needs to be said here, but it definitely had to be on the list. No exercise equipment is better geared for building muscle, strength and doing it more ways than dumbbells. The exercise choices are limitless and the cost can be very affordable. A set of dumbbells that is taken care of will never have to be replaced.
The dynadisc is an air filled rubber cushion used for improving balance and stability. It will allow you to perform familiar exercises like a lunge, more of a challenge, thus providing greater benefit. Improve the integrity of your knee and ankle joints to avoid injury and improve balance to be a better athlete with a dynadisc. Range in price from $20-$40.
An inexpensive way to provide resistance from the side to perform exercises you can’t effectively do with dumbbells. Exertube is a safer method as well and will give you graded resistance as the more you push or pull , the harder the exercise becomes. Tubing comes in many sizes and are about $5 a piece. A set of 3-4 different resistances are recommended for exercises such as bicep curl, seated row, lateral raise, ab crunches and torso twists.
These 5 items are the foundation of a complete home gym. They are at the top of the lists for affordability, versatility and effectiveness. They come highly recommended by our Professional Personal Trainers and would make a great addition to your home exercise program.