If you’re into your health and fitness or hoping to get into it, you make the process much more fun by acquiring clever bits of kit. Don’t get me wrong; you can get fit with yourself alone, but having equipment helps things get more varied and fun. Here are 10 bits of kit that I love!
A Bosu Ball
Bosu balls are amazing, as they can be used in a wide range of exercises to make them harder. You can plank with them, do pushups with them, or simply try to balance on them to feel the effects. They work by throwing your core off balance, making you work harder at the exercise.
A Blow Up Ball
Those big, blow up balls can be used for a multitude of things too. You can use them for sit ups, crunches, and plenty more core exercises. You can sit on them, put your legs on them, hold them in between your legs; your options are endless!
Kayaking is a great hobby and a fabulous way to get fit. Rather than exercise on a stationary rower, kayaking in real life can be much more fun and effective. There are different kinds of kayaks and they all have different purposes. As this article points out you need to work out what will be the best kayak for you before purchasing a kayak. Make sure you make the right choice!
A Medicine Ball
Medicine balls can come in different weights depending on your ability level. They can be used for core exercises, strength exercises, and many other things. The only limit to what you can do with this bit of kit is your imagination!
Core bags are made to be harder to hold than a standard barbell, so you really work your core when working out with them.
An Activity Tracker
Activity trackers can be worn on the wrist to monitor your activity throughout the day and calories burned. If you’re worried you’re not doing enough, or want to take the steps to improve, one of these can be a great addition to your toolkit.
A Skipping Rope
Skipping is one of the best fitness exercises, which is why so many sports people enjoy including it in their fitness regimes. It can be used to burn fat and work the core/legs. Getting better at skipping and improving your technique will have great effects on the body.
A Punch Bag
Boxers are the fittest sports people out there, so make like them and invest in a punch bag. Hitting one of these will not only help you to de-stress, you’ll improve your muscle tone and aerobic fitness too.
Resistance bands may not look like much, but they can be used in a variety of ways to improve health and fitness. Use them to make exercises harder as an alternative to weights.
Kettlebells are another form of weight, but one of the best exercises to do with them is the kettlebell swing. This is great for multiple areas of the body and will burn fat quickly.
Try out this equipment, and you should notice a big improvement in your health and fitness!