It looks like gyms and fitness centers will remain closed for the foreseeable future due to the on-going pandemic. To stay fit and healthy, you’ll need to look into building a mini-fitness corner and home gym! This can be something that your entire family can use so it’s a great investment in the long term. The good news is that you don’t really need a lot of equipment and you have a lot of options to pick from that can get easily delivered to your house. Here are a few items that you might want to consider. All of them you can get via Lazada.
Yoga Mats for Stretching and Basic HIIT Training
One of the best investments you can make is a simple yoga mat. You lay it out on the ground and you can do multiple stretches, yoga, and body weight workouts. If you want to go pro level and get the very best yoga mat out there, you should check out the Manduka Prolite 71′ Non-Slip Yoga Exercise Mat. It sells for P5,950 but it’s made from high quality materials, performs well, and should last you a long time.
If you want more affordable options you can also consider the Gaiam Essentials Thick Yoga and Exercise Fitness Mat which is available for P3,425 on Lazada. If you’re a Three Strips fan, you can also go for the adidas Unisex Frozen Green Yoga Mat which sells for just a little over P1,000.
Adjustable Dumbbells to Save Space and Versatility
One of the best investments you can make for your home gym is a set of high quality adjustable dumbbells. You can change the weights depending on your progress (or whoever is in your family using them) and they save so much space. A good entry-level adjustable set would be the York Fitness Dumbbell Set which goes for a little less than P3,000 on Lazada. The trade-off is the extra effort needed to change the plates but it gets the job done.
If you prefer simpler and specific weights for your dumbbells, you have a lot of options available. You can take a look at the adidas Dumbbells and just pick the one that suits your needs. They look minimalist and elegant too, hehe.
You can also opt for the Reebok Dumbbell Set with Case that sells for P5,750. They look stylish AF and they have a storage case which you can set aside after your work out to open up space again in your home.
Kettlebells for Versatility and Other Workouts
Having a Kettlebell in your home gym can quickly break a boring daily routine. Apart from changing your exercises up, you can also do several unique workouts with the Kettlebell that you can’t do with your dumbbell. The only issue is that a lot of good Kettlebells are actually SOLD OUT already in a lot of online shops. We tried scouring for a good set but as of this writing there’s not a lot of good options available on Lazada. The only one worth mentioning is this 16kg Competition Kettlebell that’s selling for P2,800. They only have a few left so if you want one make sure you add to cart ASAP.
Jump Rope for Cardio
Versatile, fun, and effective in burning fats, jump ropes are the pinnacle of space-saving fitness equipments. This is awesome to have at home especially if you don’t have space for those big cardio machines like treadmills, bikes, or rowers. Click here to pick one up for P600 on Lazada.
Spinning Bike, Treadmill, or Rowing Machine (If You Have Space and Budget)
Now if you want to go all out and add a dedicated cardio machine to your home gym like spinning bike, treadmill, or rowing machine, you can go ahead and do so. The only drawback is that these machines, especially good quality treadmills, are ridiculously expensive. The more affordable of the lot is actually the Magnetic Spinning Bike. You can get a good one for a little less than P17,000 from Lazada. Get the bike, enroll in an online spinning class, and you’re good to go.
Awesome Speakers with Your Favorite Workout Music to Get You PUMPED
Last, but definitely not the least, you might want to get great wireless speakers. You can use this to play your favorite workout playlist OR you can use it as speakers for that online class that you’re currently enrolled in. I’d recommend the BOSE Soundlink Micro. It’s a great portable wireless speakers that sell for just P6,990. Comes in multiple colors too!
So these are just some of the gear you can put in your home gym. Obviously you can still add to this as you progress. You can buy barbells, benches, bigger machines, medicine balls, slam balls, and a variety of other stuff. What’s critical is that you get started on it. Surviving this pandemic is marathon not a sprint so getting a daily workout routine in will definitely keep you fit and sane in the long run.