When COVID caused gym closures, many of us decided to try working at home. And even though many gyms are open, some prefer to still work out in their living rooms. It is pretty easy to work out at home, but there are some essential things that make it even better and also make the perfect gift.
7 Gifts for the At-Home Exerciser
November 23, 2020 | By Lauren Lethbridge
Yoga mats don't just have to be used for yoga! You can use a good mat for any type of exercise, or even just laying down after a good workout. This mat is sturdy and comes in multiple colors.
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Increase the intensity of your workout by adding some hand weights. You can choose any size weight. Having weights at home will help give you a well-rounded at-home workout.
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You're going to need to stay hydrated before, after, and during your at-home workouts and we've got the perfect water bottle for you. It comes in multiple colors, is dishwasher safe, AND holds a 1/2 gallon of water.
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Need a little help and direction for your at-home workouts? Miss going to classes? Don't worry, there are plenty of great apps that offer hundreds of different exercise classes and workouts. They offer workouts that you can do at your own pace or you can do a workout led by a trainer. Many apps also offer nutrition and wellness guidance and tips.
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You'll probably be sore and may have some pain after your intense at-home workouts and instead of paying for costly massages, you can just get your own foam roller. Designed to relieve pain and muscle soreness, the foam roller is an essential for any exerciser.
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If you don't have the space for heavy weights, or don't really want to spend the money (weights can get pricey, typically you pay $1 per pound), resistance bands can be a great substitute. They can be used for any muscle exercise and can be easily packed up and stored.
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It's important to make sure you are using correct and good form when you exercise. Doing so can prevent injury and also ensures that the exercises are doing what they are intended to do. Having a mirror can help you correct form and can be a good alternative to having a personal trainer or teacher there to watch your form.
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