Not everyone can make it to the gym everyday. However, there are plenty of ways to get a quality workout at home without having to buy expensive equipment that breaks the bank. Read on for affordable suggestions that are perfect for home.

Jump Rope

As children, so many of us spent our time on the playground jumping rope. This childhood activity is actually a great exercise that you can add to your daily routine. Jumping rope is an both an excellent speedwork and cardio activity. With jump rope prices as low as $6, this is an inexpensive piece of equipment that you should buy for yourself. Even try using your jump rope when you get up in the morning – it’s a fun and youthful way to get into shape, while also getting your heart rate up!

TV Programs And Workout Videos

YouTube workout videos are the one of best free exercise resources out there. The workout videos of fitness gurus from Jillian Michaels to Billy Banks (yes, Billy Banks the creator of those fabulous 1990s Tae Bo workout VHSs) are available on YouTube. So when winter rolls around and you don’t want to walk to the gym in the snow, turn on your laptop and hop to it on YouTube. Tip: If you can, stream the videos on to your tv so you don’t have to try to follow along on a such a small screen.

Weights

Lifting weights! What a simple way to build muscles in various parts of your body such as your arms or core. Order a 5 or 10 lb set and start doing reps when you can. Plus, they’re easy to store under your bed or in your closet.

Yoga Mat

One time when I was in elementary school, I went to the mall with my mom and convinced her to buy me a yoga mat. I had no idea it was a yoga mat. All I knew was that I was in a store that I thought was boring, but I managed to find an item that was purple (my 10-year-old self’s favorite color). There are great aspects of a yoga mat beyond its color however. A yoga mat is a great purchase for those choosing to work out at home because you can use it for a variety of activities. You can of course use it for yoga, but you can also use it for pilates, stretching, meditation, etc.

Exercise Ball

Work on your core, your arms, and much more with the help of an exercise ball. Balance on the ball and perform push ups, planks, or lay on your back and lift weights. There are so many options and exercise balls come in a variety of sizes and colors.


With so many easy ways to stay in shape while at home, what are you waiting for? Happy working out femmes!