New Year’s Day is looming and along with this holiday comes a slew of resolutions. With fitness taking the top spot year after year, it only makes sense to discuss it. While we have excellent fitness centers at many of our resorts, workouts aren’t just for vacation. In fact, wellbeing requires year-round thoughtfulness and effort. With this in mind, home fitness equipment can be a good addition to your overall health and wellness.
While home fitness equipment makes it easier to work out on your schedule, it can be expensive. So, we’ve broken our recommendations into three categories. From affordable, flexible items to more expensive machines, you’ll find fitness tools that will help you crush your goals!
Bionic Body Soft Kettlebell ($27+)
Perhaps the most versatile piece of home fitness equipment is a kettlebell. From squats to swings to rows, kettlebells use momentum to work out complex muscle groups. Those new to kettlebells will often find themselves working out muscles they never knew they had!
But because kettlebells use momentum to build muscle, there’s an inherent risk of sending a kettlebell flying. And with weights ranging from 10-40 pounds (bigger isn’t always better with kettlebells), such a soaring weight could cause some serious damage. As a safer alternative, opt for these soft kettlebells from Bionic Body. They cost a touch more than traditional kettlebells but are much safer to use indoors.
Black Mountain Resistance Band Set ($30)
For endless training options, choose a high-quality set of resistance bands. Black Mountain Products has an excellent resistance band set that includes a door anchor, ankle strap, carrying case, and a chart of various exercises. With resistance bands, you can engage in many exercises that will build strength, increase flexibility, and get your blood pumping.
Kingso Battle Rope ($53)
Have some anger to get out? A battle rope might be the perfect home fitness equipment for you. Primal rope workouts engage almost every muscle in the body, making them a great way to tone. They’re especially popular among boxers, swimmers, and martial artists. The battle rope linked above is a great beginner rope and includes an easy-to-install anchor.
Sunny Health Stationary Bike ($357)
If you’re looking to spend a bit more on home fitness, a cardio machine is an excellent choice. While it doesn’t include extra bells and whistles, this stationary bike will help you break a sweat. It’s also compact, allowing you to easily fit it in a bedroom or office space.
Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Dumbbells ($350)
For those who prefer strength training, there’s nothing like a classic set of dumbbells. But recent technological advances have greatly improved the dumbbell. Bowflex’s SelectTech 552 adjustable dumbbells pack 15 sets of weights into two dumbbells. With a smooth dial turn, you can adjust the resistance, saving space and making strength training easier.
The 552 set ranges from 5-52 pounds. For a higher weight range of 10-90 pounds, opt for the SelectTech 1090 dumbbells.
Reebok Professional Aerobic Deck ($220)
Whether you’re using your body weight, resistance bands, or dumbbells, the Reebok Professional Aerobic Deck will improve your exercise. You can adjust the height, incline, and decline to access a whole range of new moves. Those living in small spaces will find it particularly helpful as a compact stepper and bench that even features clips for resistance bands.
Full Home Fitness
NordicTrack RW700 Rowing Machine ($1,299)
For those with big budgets for home fitness equipment, the RW700 rowing machine from NordicTrack provides a powerful, full-body workout. This high-end model includes silent magnetic resistance for 26 levels of smooth intensity. That intensity is paired with a 14-inch touchscreen that allows you to stream studio workouts right in your home. This is exercise in the 21st Century.
Peloton Bike ($1895)
If we’re talking about smart fitness tools, we can’t forget the one that changed the industry, the Peloton Bike. Blending one of the best stationary bikes with a membership to virtual training sessions, the Peloton Bike is a gamechanger. It is pricey, but fans swear by the flexibility of being able to take a spin class at any convenient time.
Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Home Gym ($1,499)
For a machine that offers strength training for all parts of the body, look no further than the Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE. This home gym builds upon the award-winning Bowflex legacy by removing the need to change cables between exercises. You’ll find it easy to get the full gym experience right within your home.
With proper home fitness equipment, you’ll find it easy to crush your New Year’s resolutions. And best of all, you can do so from the comfort of your home! It’s a win-win situation, and it shouldn’t be enjoyed alone. Share this blog post with a friend and embark on a home fitness journey together.