Updated: Sep 1
Clients commonly ask "what kind of equipment do I need for home workouts?" There are LOTS of resources on this subject, so instead, let's talk about all the fitness gear you'll want to have if you're over the age of 35.
I've included links to products but don't feel like you have to purchase them. The links below are mostly from Amazon (for convenience and comparison shopping), but I also included women owned and small businesses, too. Protein Powder. Protein is the building block for muscle and I get asked all the time what brand I use. This is the brand and flavor of protein powder I tend to use. I normally purchase the Peanut Butter Cookie protein powder but have tried a lot of PE Science products and love them. A THICK Yoga Mat. Thick yoga mats are great for supporting the wrists and knees when you're in any sort of table top or kneeling position or for practicing push ups. While most standard yoga mats range from 3 to 5 mm thick, extra thick yoga mats 6 to 10 mm thick. Here's a pretty affordable version, as an example. I haven't tried this thick mat before, but it's actually stackable, too. Yoga Blocks Yoga blocks are a great low cost solution to make any exercise elevated. They're also great for mobility and flexibility drills as well. Long Bands In my opinion, not enough people have LONG bands and they are SO versatile. They're perfect for corrective exercises and posture exercises (which both become even more important as we age!). They are SO GOOD for extra stretching, too. Here's the cheapest version I found. And here's a link to my mini bands, since they're used in many of my in person classes. Balancing Pad I love, love, love my thick balancing pad for any exercise in the tall kneeling position or for performing lunges and protecting my knees. You're going to want this pad for practicing your balance, too. It's fun and HARD. This is the exact version I have.
These are great for massaging any tight muscles before or after a workout. They break up scar tissue and knots in your muscles and increases blood flow, providing additional nutrients and oxygen to the area. Knee Sleeves My knee sleeves saved me when I was training for my fitness competition. If you feel any sort of discomfort or pain in your knees from squatting or lunges, knee sleeves are a MUST. Don't let knee pain that is avoidable stop you from building lower body strength into your 40s, 50, 60s, 70s + Lifting Straps/Lifting Belt If you're lifting heavy, these save your grip and back. Otherwise, you likely won't even kneed them!
...that you'll have all the gear on hand that you'll need, do you want to workout together? We can find a time for a 1:1 video chat OR you can do the workouts on your own via my app. Or a blend of both. Email me at email@example.com for more details!
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