5 Keys To The Best Home Gym

5 keys to the best home gym


When curating a home gym, we keep it simple by choosing hand weights, resistance bands, a stability ball, a workout bench and a yoga mat. Each of these items take up very little space in your home (we hear you, studio apartment dwellers), and all of them come in handy for efficient, total-body workouts.

So what are you waiting for? Stock up and get to sweating! Plus: Three bonus recovery items that will save your life and the app that will take your fitness to the next level.

Sivan Health and Fitness 1/2-Inch Comfort Foam Yoga Mat: Whether you’re planning on actually doing yoga or you just like the cushion for your knees for on-the-floor exercises, get you a yoga mat that will last you a while. Our favorite includes ½-inch padding and extra length to ensure maximum comfort.

Crown Sporting Goods Neoprene Body Sculpting Hand Weights, Set Of 3 Pairs With Stand: Weight lifting has never been more accessible. You can grab three pairs of body sculpting weights and fatigue those muscles anywhere in your home.

Live Infinitely Exercise And Stability Ball With Hand Pump And Workout Guide: Not only can you use a stability ball to elevate your workouts (um, hellooooo glute bridges!), but you can double it as an ergonomic chair to help with posture during work hours.

UPOWEX 5-Set Resistance Bands With Carry Bag: The world is yours when you have a variety of resistance bands and a stable surface. Even better: You can literally work out anywhere with these babies.

Fitness Reality Max Weight Foldable Workout Bench: No storage space? No problem. You’ll want a sleek workout bench that folds into practically nothing so that you can do a variety of weight training and lengthening exercises.

What We’re Working Out To:

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Your Workout Recovery Must-Haves

Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt Bundle In Relax & Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint, Soothe & Sleep Lavender and Therapy & Relief Rosemary And Mint Scents: Your tired muscles will be singing after soaking in a bath sprinkled with these epsom salts.

Deep Tissue-Massaging Foam Roller: Work out all that lactic acid (the stuff that makes you sore) by foam rolling your most tense points.

Vita Coco Pure Coconut Water, Pack Of 6: What better way to replenish your electrolytes than with refreshing coconut water?

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