Let’s be honest… starting your fitness journey can be intimidating! Especially if you are new to going to the gym and have no clue how to use the high-end equipment. It can feel uncomfortable to ask how to use a workout machine, and trying a new workout on your own might feel silly. Trust me when I say we’ve all been there. Myself included!
The great thing about working out is you can do it anywhere! At home, at a gym, at the park etc. Over the years, I’ve heard multiple people say that they don’t ‘have the time’ to work out or feel like a home workout isn’t ‘tough enough.’ I get it – life is busy! But a workout doesn’t have to be a grueling 2 hours of hell. Any movement of your body for 30 minutes a day is enough. The important thing to remember is you are trying to better yourself, and that’s all that matters.
Whether you’re just starting your fitness journey or somewhere in the middle, I’ve created a list of my favorite fitness accessories designed to help you reach your goals and feel fabulous! Check out my latest blog post here if you’re looking for fun and easy workouts.
1. Yoga Mat
A yoga mat is a great fitness tool that can be used infinitely. Not only do they help keep you stable during yoga classes, a yoga mat creates a soft cushion against your body and the hard floor during other fitness exercises like crunches, planks, and pushups. Trust me – your bones will thank you later.
This yoga mat from Amazon comes in various colors and has a carrier strap for ease of use. Made from a durable rubber foam material, this product has extra padding ⅖ inch-thick padding built in for additional comfort. Bonus: This yoga mat is easily cleanable with soap and warm water.
See my beginner stretching routine here.
Again, this two-pack of anti-slip mats is another great tool to keep you comfortable and stable during workouts. We don’t need anyone falling over and hurting themselves during a workout! This product protects your elbows, knees, wrists, and hands. Made from eco-friendly materials, these lightweight foam pads are easily portable and cleaned.
Resistance bands are a great fitness accessory! They can be used for general exercise, strength training and stretching. These bands come in a convenient travel case and are color-coded based on resistance strength. If you’re wondering how to use resistance bands, these also come with an instruction guide, and YouTube has some great videos for workout examples!
Dumbbells are a must-have fitness equipment essential! Not only do I love the color of this set, but it also comes with a great ‘starter kit’ of weights. 2, 3 and 5-pound weights are perfect for those just starting out in their fitness journey or for someone more advanced who wants a lighter dumbbell. These hexagon-shaped dumbbells prevent rolling and offer a comfortable, secure grip.
Combine this with the dumbbell set above! This fitness belt is a great way to strengthen your core, glutes, and hips. Designed with a weight distribution contouring element for comfort, this adjustable belt allows you to do multiple exercises. Including glute bridges, squats, lunges, push-ups and more! It also comes with a safety buckle to prevent dumbbells from falling while in use.
6. Jump Rope
When was the last time you used a jump rope? When you were younger, at recess? Turns out it’s a great exercise! This is perfect for those who only have a few minutes for a workout. Jumping rope can help slim the muscles in your thighs, calves and arms while lifting your glutes and tightening your core. This particular jump rope is made from durable, high-quality materials and is adjustable based on height.
I hope you love these fitness accessories as much as I do. Let me know your favorite fitness accessories in the comments below!