The best at-home workout gear to buy
Because your house is the gym right now
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / July 05 2021
If you’re well and truly going stir crazy in lockdown, then we have some great news and a way for you to burn off all that excess energy: At-home workout gear.
There’s no need to make the treacherous journey to the gym (or brave the overcrowded footpaths) when there’s a wealth of great workout equipment that can easily be used from the comfort of your own home. What a time to be alive.
From punching bags for when you need to let off a little steam, to yoga mats that’ll help you to zen the eff out, here are seven at-home workout gear picks that are sure to get you sweating.
PTP Train At Home High Intensity
If you need variety in your workout, then this high intensity ‘train at home’ set is practically made for you. Featuring a 55cm core ball, resistance bands and a lightweight skipping rope – this pick’s got all your cardio and strength bases covered.
Proform VUE PF21
Miss studio classes? No worries. This nifty piece of tech may look like an average floor-length mirror, but in actuality it boasts some pretty impressive high-definition quality viewing, allowing you to simultaneously follow a range of workouts while keeping an eye on your form as you exercise. The Bluetooth-compatible smart mirror offers virtual trainers who provide feedback as you go, stats tracking and a collection of weight accessories that store away seamlessly behind the display screen.
Nordictrack GX4.5 NT20 Pro Exercise Bike
If you love the mindless cycling that only an exercise bike can provide, then we got you. Featuring a range of resistance training settings, an uber comfortable wide seat and ergonomic pedals, this smooth ride allows you to track your workout easily so you can stay safe inside away from the infected and road enraged. You’re welcome.
Everlast Nevatear 3ft Boxing Bag
We don’t know what it is about being cooped up inside but it just makes us want to beat the absolute crap out of something. Lucky for us, we live in a world where punching bags exist. This three foot number is shock-absorbing to minimise the risk of injury, so you can forget about stressing out your joints when you let loose on this bad boy.
Celsius GS1 Home Gym
This home gym rig allows you to get a full-body workout with one handy machine. Offering up to 50kg in stacked weights you can utilise this piece of kit for a range of exercises including: Seated bench, triceps pull down, leg extension, upright row, lat pulldown, AB crunch, tricep push down, lat pull down, shoulder butterfly, lower pull, seated row, inner and outer thigh exercises. Now please excuse us while we Google what all of these exercises are….
Bala Bangles 1 Lb Weight
Yep, that’s right, weights are cute now. This adorable set of one pound (that’s roughly 500 grams if you’re a fan of the metric system) bangle weights can be wrapped around ankles or wrists for an extra bit of resistance during your workout. Simply adjust to fit your extremities using the hook and loop closure and you’re good to get your sweat on.
Sweaty Betty Natural Latex Super Grip Yoga Mat
We don’t know about you, but nothing grates our goat more than a yoga mat that’s slippin’ and slidin’ all over the place while we’re trying to perfect our best warrior pose. This sustainable, natural latex offering is super grippy, so you can downward dog in peace knowing your practice is adequately supported.
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a plumping lipgloss.