Working out in the comfort of your own home is beneficial for those of us that are short on time or like to exercise with extra privacy. Deciding to swap the gym for your own space means that you’re going to need some equipment that can fit perfectly in your home to help you achieve your goals and thankfully, there is a huge range to choose from, whether you’d like to try fitness mirrors, resistance bands or a treadmill to improve your cardio. Read on and we’ll look at some of the best exercise equipment for minimal space.
Type of equipment
Before you start purchasing your exercise equipment, you’re going to have to think about what you’re hoping to achieve to guide you. For example, if you are hoping to improve your cardio fitness, you’re going to need a treadmill or exercise bike that you can use to get your heart rate up. If you are looking for equipment that can improve your overall strength, you’re going to need to choose equipment that uses your body weight or choose weights or dumbbells that you can increase over time. Thankfully, there are many products on the market that you can use, even if you have a smaller space to work with, which we will look at below.
Home workout mirrors
These are some of the most advanced pieces of workout technology on the market, workout mirrors are a great option for those of us that are looking to get fit without ample space to do so. These mirrors can be mounted on a wall, so all you need is some free space and an area where you can carry out the workout that you choose. As well as being compact, these mirrors can offer a range of workouts depending on what you enjoy, such as cardio and HIIT sessions, yoga, or strength workouts to build muscle. They are interactive and convenient which means you can tailor your exercise to suit you.
These are great for bodyweight resistance training, and they take up little to no space. They can be stored easily and can be used for a wide range of different workouts; all you need is a place to store them. Resistance bands are affordable and can help you with mobility, and strength and can help to stimulate a range of muscles efficiently.
Kettlebells and weights
If you’re looking to improve your strength, weights and kettlebells are the best way to do this. You don’t need a whole rack of weights to benefit though, especially if you have limited space. You can buy adjustable weights, using one dumbbell to lift a variety of different weights to suit you. They can save you space, and money too. Kettlebells offer an adjustable model too, so you can benefit from a range of weights to use to swing, squat and row with just one piece of equipment.
Treadmills can be great for a range of workouts, whether you’re walking on an incline or running, and they mean that you can work out in your spare time, whenever suits you. Folding treadmills mean that you can work on improving your cardio fitness in a small space, and then fold them up to store them away, so you can use them almost anywhere they will fit.
This is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment you can utilise in a small space. Yoga mats take up a small area on your floor – you can choose a smaller or larger size to suit your workout area. You can also use them for a range of exercises – for stretching, as a cushioned area for your workouts or if you’ve decided to take up yoga. These mats can wick away moisture and provide a good grip so you can maintain form throughout. They are inexpensive depending on the brand you choose and can be rolled up and stored easily when not in use.