Minimalist Fitness: The only equipment You Need in your Home Gym

Minimalist Fitness: The only equipment You Need in your Home Gym

For many of those who want to get in shape, the cry is the same.

“I don’t have time to go to the gym!”

We get it, it’s a fairly common complaint. Even though some gyms are open 24-hours, it’s still a hassle to get to there, work out, shower, and then drive home afterward. Not to mention that gyms are expensive and crowded.

So, for those who can’t make it to the gym, there are other options. One great option is creating a gym right where you live. The best part? You don’t have to have huge, bulky equipment take over your home.

Use this list as a guide to setting up a minimalist home gym that will help you reach your workout goals while being affordable.

Speed bag

This is probably one of the most important parts of your workout. Not only is a speed bag an impressive cardio workout, it strengthens and tones muscles in your arms and shoulders. The EZspeedbag is a great piece of equipment because, unlike any other home speed bags that require a lot of work to set up, it fits in any doorway. This way, it can be easily set up and taken down without causing damage to your home. Further, the EZspeedbag has a built in pull-up bar, which can be utilized to strengthen your back, biceps, and abdominal muscles.

Resistance Bands

Resistance bands are strong, thin rubber bands that come in a variety of different resistances, depending on your fitness level. With resistance bands, you can do just about any type of strength training exercise -- chest presses, leg extensions, shoulder presses, tricep extensions, squats, and even crunches!  

With resistance bands, you can transform your body movements to become effective body weight exercises. Really, you are training your body with your body.

Stability Ball

Balance and flexibility are important elements in every workout and a large blown up stability provides those and more. In addition to supercharging your core workout, a stability ball can be used for push ups, squats, and more. Further, a stability ball can be used in conjunction with other weight exercises to target two muscle groups at once.  

Foam Roller

A foam roller is a crucial tool for your minimalist home gym. It is a form of massage that can be used to loosen up sore muscles and tight joints before and after your workout. Not only does a foam roller aid in muscle recovery, it improves flexibility, reduces stress, prevents injury and increases circulation. Ultimately, when you are working out at home, there is no one there to massage or work your sore muscles -- that’s where the foam roller comes in.

Overall, getting in shape doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. With the EZspeedbag, a couple of resistance bands, a stability ball, and foam roller, your minimalist home gym targets all of your core muscle groups (and gets you a great cardio workout!). With this equipment and some hard work and dedication, you are sure to get a solid workout in every day.