Best affordable home exercise kit
Don’t let lockdown stop you from staying in shape
If you’re struggling to maintain your “new year, new me” fitness regime then maybe some new equipment may help spark your 2021 into life.
You don’t need a home gym to keep fit, just some items to help with your lockdown workouts. Here we pick out some of the best - and affordable - home exercise kit on the market.
The Auster Everyday
With suspension trainers (cables with handles on the end), you can use gravity and your body weight to create a range of exercises. They take up little space, and can be anchored to posts, trees – anything strong and stable.
Escape Fitness Deck 2.0
This sturdy bench can be used as a step platform or a bench for lifting weights. The top lifts to several heights.
TKO Neoprene Dumbbells
Ideal for those on a budget, these dumbbells come in a range of weights, and being hexagonal, they won’t roll over your foot. The grip is comfortable and secure.
Meglio Balance Wobble Board
This fairly compact balance board has an anti-slip surface and is great for core strength training when used during push-ups and squats, as well as while lifting weights.
Great for cool-downs, this smallest model in the Theragun range of massagers is portable but powerful. Some of the profits from the (red) version go towards Covid-19 response and HIV/Aids charities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Meglio Asteroid Recovery Pack
Rollers are popular for easing tension and recovering from workouts, and this set is great value. The shapes give plenty of options, and the ball can be used against a chair to correct posture.
Domyos Versatile Cross Training Push-up Wheel Grips
Push-up grips help reduce tendon damage during push-ups. You can snap on a rounded base to make it harder, or rollers to do leg exercises.
More accurate than wrist-worn heart rate monitors, this small device straps on below your chest. It links to an app and motivates users with points that take you up through levels.
Meglio Resistance Band Tubing Set (Latex)
They’re a lot more portable than weights, and resistance bands can be used to enhance a range of activities. This set comes in five different strengths.