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Raving About In-Home Workouts

22 Jun




What is the best way to make sure there is no excuse for not working out? To have the ability to workout in the comfort of our own home. Going to the gym or exercise class takes effort and time; however, when we’re pressed for time, being able to workout at home is a lifesaver. Having a workout studio in our backyard was one of the best additions we’ve made, and something that we utilize often. In a small space, we just needed a few essentials to get a good sweat in for the day. For cardio, we have the option of the treadmill or the rowing machine. Both the The LifeFitness Platinum Club with Achieve Console Treadmill and the WaterRower rowing machine were purchased at Busy Body Home Fitness (http://www.busybody.com). When the rowing machine isn’t in use, it stores conveniently upright and leaves room for exercising on the Pilates Allegro Reformer (https://www.pilates.com/BBAPP/V/store/reformers/allegro-pilates-reformer.html), which can also be stored on it’s end. Hanging from a ceiling mount, is the TRX Trainer (http://www.trxtraining.com/), used for suspension exercised that utilize our own body weight from different angles for a total body workout. Ab gliders, a stability ball, and bosu ball are all great for core and strength exercises, as well as a ballet bar, LuluLemon yoga mat, and foam roller, which can also be used for stretching exercises. Light dumbbells, medicine balls, ankles weights, jump ropes, and resistance bands are also great products for home use that don’t take up much space. Speaking of saving space, the Hoist 5 Position Fold-Up Bench with Wheels and PowerBlock U-50 Weight Set (also from Busy Body) do just that. The super sturdy weight bench has 5 fast and simple adjustable angles for flat, incline and decline and folds flat with a convenient carrying handle incorporated into the design. The weight set also has a weight range of 5-50 pounds per hand that gives every 2.5 pound increment, replacing 20 pairs of dumbbells in the space of one pair. If all else fails and home gym or workout equipment at home isn’t feasible, a television, dvd player, and Insanity workout always does the trick. Summer is here, so we can all channel our inner Ballerinas and Muy Thai Fighters and work it out. I can’t help but rave about our in-home workout studio, but feeling good and looking good is definitely something we could all rave about.