Exercising at home has become the new normal. Fitness equipment ordering has skyrocketed in the last couple of weeks. Well known equipment manufacturers like Peloton and Assault Fitness are essentially sold out of their core products.
When we think about working out at home our minds go first to the stationary bikes, treadmills, and door hanging pull-up bars. In reality, we don’t NEED these things to stay fit at home. Are they helpful? Sure, but they are not the end all be all of at home fitness.
There are plenty of smaller, more affordable pieces of equipment you can have at home to enhance your exercise experience. These are our top 5 favorites.
1. Weight Vest
The weight vest has become a staple in the CrossFit realm. It’s almost as common as barbells and plyo boxes. Personally, I consider it to be the most valuable piece of equipment that I own.
A standard women’s weight vest is 14lbs, while the men’s standard is 20lbs. However, you can make your weight vest as heavy or as light as you want.