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Creating a healthy environment while working from home can be difficult—especially if you’re used to working in an office, having drinks out with friends and occasionally hitting the gym. But keeping active and staying close to your normal routine during a WFH schedule is just as important as getting dressed and not working from your bed. Finding a balance between work, relaxing and exercising is a feat even when you’re not stuck at home, but this home workout equipment might help alleviate some of the stress. If you’re not able to get a gym to do your usual workouts, there are plenty of equipment options online that you can have shipped right to your door. Who knew this would be the time for you to create your own private gym?
From the ever-essential hand weight to portable machines you can use just about anywhere, there’s plenty of at-home exercise equipment out there that will make working (and working out) from home much, much easier. Even if you’re not a big fan of the gym, many of these machines and equipment options can be used in yoga and other, less-machine-heavy exercise forms.
While I would definitely not consider myself a gym rat, it can be helpful to have exercise equipment on-hand as additional motivation. After all, no one feels great while sitting and watching TV, looking over at an exercise machine in the corner. Having useful equipment around can be a great way to get yourself moving when you really aren’t feeling like it. This is especially helpful for those of us who are terrible at self-motivating. However, you choose to exercise at home, though, make sure you focus on both physical and mental health. Both are important.
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If you’d prefer to make the investment in an all-inclusive at-home fitness studio rather than buying equipment individually, the Tempo Studio’s AI-powered home gym system is the ultimate workout experience. Engineered with personalized and real-time feedback, this sleek and compact home gym is equipped with everything you need to elevate your fitness game in the comfort of your own home. It comes with sixteen plates ranging from 1.25 to 10 pounds, six collars, one 25-pound barbell, two 7.5-pound dumbbells, a heart rate monitor, a recovery roller, and a workout mat — so you’re all set with equipment and props.
For just $69 a month, you’ll get access to a huge selection of expert-led workout classes, ranging from upbeat cardio classes to HIIT training. If you’re looking for an advanced one-and-done fitness studio for the home, Tempo Studio is definitely your best bet.
ProsourceFit Neoprene Dumbell
Regardless of what you’re benching, no workout set is complete without some hand weights or dumbells.
Fitness Ab Roller
This Fitnessery ab roller is a must-have for anyone trying to get some washboard abs (!!) from home.
Fit Simplify Resistance Bands
A good set of resistance bands can be used in so many different exercises.
MANTRA SPORTS Exercise Ball
Use this exercise ball for workouts or if you want to switch up your seating situation.
BalanceFrom GoYoga Yoga Mat
Finding a durable yoga mat in a color that brings you joy is definitely a plus.
Vive Pedal Exerciser
The Vive Pedal Exerciser is a great way to get a little workout while still working at your desk.
Sunny Health & Fitness Rowing Machine
For a unique cardio exercise, you can’t beat a fitness rowing machine.
A version of this story was originally published in March 2020.