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What Equipment Do I Need To Workout At Home?

What Equipment Do I Need To Workout At Home?

Today wasn’t going to be just any day.  It was the day that Jackie decided that she was going to start working out and eating healthy. She was tired of being tired all the time.  Jackie wanted to lose weight and start feeling good about the way she looked again.  She knew she didn’t have a lot of time (or money), but she wanted to make it work. So she decided that working out at home would be her best option.  She wouldn’t have to hire a sitter to watch the kids or a personal trainer help her get results.  But what workout equipment would she need to get started?

This is a great question and I get asked it quite often.  I decided it was so important that I went live on Facebook today to talk about it.  You can watch the full video here:

What Equipment Do I Need To Workout At Home? Fitness For Women #02

 

 

Weights

Fitness For Women #02: What Equipment Do I Need To Workout At Home?

Weights are very important to building lean muscle and lowering body fat.   Unless you are planning on doing all cardio exercises in your workouts getting a couple sets of different size weights are one of the first investments you should make.  You should get a set of set of light, medium, and heavy dumbbells.  If you are on a budget and like saving money like I do, a set of adjustable weights are where you should start.  Here are my top picks for adjustable weights:

What Equipment Do I Need To Workout At Home?What Equipment Do I Need To Workout At Home?

 

Fitness For Women #02: What Equipment Do I Need To Workout At Home?

Workout Mat

A workout mat is a must-have item to workout at home.  Make sure you purchase one that is thick enough to provide support when jumping and long enough to fit the trunk of your body on.  Workout mats are very inexpensive and can be found at Wal-Mart, TJ Max, and Target.  If you would rather shop online here are some mats to choose from:

What Equipment Do I Need To Workout At Home?
What Equipment Do I Need To Workout At Home?

Bench, Step or Stability Ball

Fitness For Women #02: What Equipment Do I Need To Workout At Home?

 

If you plan on lifting weights you may need a workout bench.  I know what you are thinking, “I don’t have enough room for that in my house.”  I understand that and I don’t either that is why I use a stability ball.  Using that as my bench to do chest press and military press exercises actually help build my abs even more.  It’s a win-win with saving money and building stronger abs.

A great piece of workout equipment that can have multiple uses is that great step/bench thingie!  It can easily be stored away and has multiple uses in your workouts.  For instance, you can use it as a bench for lifting, a step for cardio exercises, or even as a platform to perform planks and incline push-ups.

Here are my top picks for each:

 

What Equipment Do I Need To Workout At Home?

What Equipment Do I Need To Workout At Home?
What Equipment Do I Need To Workout At Home?

 

 

Cute Workout Clothes!

 

Fitness For Women #02: What Equipment Do I Need To Workout At Home?

Well, who doesn’t want to look cute?  What a better way to stay motivated than to have some super cute clothes to workout in!  You can get some great deals if you shop at TJ Max, Ross or even check online.

Workout equipment shouldn’t be a huge investment.  But its equipment should be of quality.

What equipment do you have for your home workouts that I didn’t mention? 

Leave them in the comments.

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