A natural lifestyle is hugely important and can have an unparalleled effect on your health. But just like with anything else, a natural lifestyle must be balanced with attention to nutrition and...(you guessed it!) fitness!
And now is undoubtedly the Age of Home Fitness. Whereas working out from home once meant hopping about to a Richard Simmons workout video cassette while dripping sweat all over your carpet, now we suddenly find ourselves in the Space Age of Aerobic Exercise.
All these new technologies have made committing to an exercise routine from the comfort of your living room easier than ever. Check out our TOP 5 hottest home exercise equipment to jumpstart you going to the gym from the comfort of your living room or garage.
1. Peloton: Bike Essentials
Much like the word "Kleenex" is used to describe generic tissue paper and "Band-Aid" can refer to any tiny adhesive bandage, throughout 2020 and 2021 the word "Peloton" has become practically synonymous with the phrase "exercise bike". And this is all for good reason.
The Peloton Bike Essentials offers a high quality stationary bike experience. The resistance can be easily and accurately adjusted. The pedals turn smoothly and quietly, so you can get a hard workout without bothering anyone else at home. When you start to sweat you’ll have no problem keeping grip of its handlebars. The Bike Essentials package comes with a pair of cycling shoes, bike weights, and headphones.
Truthfully, Peloton's competitors are also giving them a run for their money. The NordicTrack Commercial S15i Studio Cycle and the Pro-Form Studio Bike Pro 22 are excellent runners-up for those who are looking for a quality piece of gear for beginners, coming in with very similar features and at a more affordable price point. Whether you opt for more expensive or cheaper option, it does not really matter. In general, biking/spinning is a fantastic way to improve your cardiovascular health, burn calories, build up your legs and core muscles, and release a TON of endorphins to keep you feeling good all day long.
2. NordicTrack: COMMERCIAL 2950 TREADMILL
No piece of cardio equipment is more recognizable than the quintessential treadmill. And in the world of treadmills, not all gear is created equal. If you are serious about running, jogging, and walking in your home, then the NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Treadmill is the perfect product for you. Although it is marketed as a commercial product, it is absolutely perfect for those trying to get in their daily recommended steps from the comfort of their own home.
It has a 22” smart HD touchscreen monitor where you can adjust the incline and resistance, track workout progress, and access LIVE workout sessions from actual trainers. The Integrated Sled Push Bar allows for multiple different grips during your workout so you can customize your workout. The high powered, low impact deck will make for comfortable walks and runs at all distances.
Plus, it's incredibly stable in those incline training sessions we all love. Don't forget the Quiet Drive Incline feature, which sports state-of-the-art incline drivers that are smoother and quieter than ever. These allow for more precise control during instructor-led classes. Quieter is always better, especially when you don'r want to disturb others in your home, or when you need to follow guidance/instruction.
If you are going to go all out on some cardio equipment, then you might as well buy the right product the first time around. For a cheaper similar model, you can check out the
We know the price is a bit steep and it is larger than some home models, trust us. We would not suggest buying the cheaper models which may sacrifice material quality and stability for compactness and lower prices. Save up and plan on keeping this baby for years to come. Plus, who knows? Maybe you'll end up preserving it so well that you can sell it before the next upgrade.
3. Bowflex: Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Home Gym
Calisthenics can go a long way, but for many of us nothing beats the feeling of mechanical muscle resistance. The Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE Home Gym is perfect for people looking for a full-body workout with only a single piece of equipment.
As you may have heard, Bowflex has been one of the leaders in home gym equipment for a long time. They are known for creating versatile equipment for multiple levels of fitness. Since their inception, they have regularly innovated equipment models to match multiple fitness needs and to keep up with current fitness trends.
This reasonably priced muscle machine allows you the versatility of a gym floor in a compact and elegant form. You can work out your upper body, lower body, core, and develop your own routine from the 70+ exercise options. The no-change cable pulley system allows for fluid workout sessions that are especially efficient when you are squeezed for time.
The Bowflex includes a Lat Tower to build back and shoulder muscles, and also a 4-Position Lower Pulley/Squat Station which allows you to comfortably build your glutes, hamstrings and quads. If that is not enough already, the Leg Extension option can be used for exercises to develop even stronger, more muscular quadriceps. Plus, if the standard 210 lbs of power rod resistance is not enough for you, then you have the option of upgrading to 410 lbs, with the extra power rods available separately.
4. Gaiam: Yoga For Beginners Kit
Yoga can seems pretty intimidating, especially if you have seen any of the Instagram yogis doing those complex show-offy pretzel poses. What you may not realize is that yoga is beneficial for your mind, as well as your body.
A little background: Yoga originated in India and is thought to date back to the Indus River Valley Civilization around 3000 BCE. Over the years it has evolved and was especially embraced by the West. Today it encompasses a wide variety of traditional forms and modern methods which are practiced worldwide. Research studies have shown that traditional yoga systems which include breathing exercises, asanas (postures), chants, and meditation can reduce stress and even improve the strength of your immune system and lung functions.
So, if you are looking to improve your overall health by achieving your inner Zen, the Gaiam Yoga For Beginners Kit will help you make the stretch. The Kit consists of a stylish yoga mat made from PVC, a matching colored yoga block, and yoga straps.
The mat has a printed guide so you know exactly where to place your feet and hands. The block and straps will help you develop flexibility for positions that may be difficult. All in all, the perfect highly affordable kit for the inexperienced in the pursuits of yoga.
5. TRX: Home2 System
Although TRX is certainly not a new inventions, this timeless piece of fitness equipment is something that all fitness enthusiasts should own. These remarkably affordable and versatile TRX suspension bands are hung from any beam or bar which can support the weight of the one hanging on them. While you may or may not have something like this in your living room, you can always drill a pull up bar into a wall in your garage, or even just take them to the local park and hang them there to workout outside. This is an excellent way to show off your gains after spending all that time working out at home!
Although TRX bands can be found in most commercial gyms these days as a supplement to other muscle building machines and core exercises, most people do not realize they can be used to replace going to your local gym altogether. With a wealth of exercises available online, tailoring your workout format and preferences is super easy. Because you use primarily your body and gravity as resistance, your core is engaged in most of the exercises, providing functional muscle fitness for real world practical strength.
How Do I Keep All This Fancy New Gear Clean?
If something is taking up space in your house, you definitely want it to be clean as much as possible. Perhaps there are are others who share the gear with you and you want to keep it fresh out of common curtesy. Maybe you are even interested in preserving it so that you can eventually sell it alter on down the line.
Packaged in a sleek canister that can fit neatly anywhere in your home, Wipex Natural Fitness Wipes harness the cleaning power of real essential oils and pure white vinegar to sanitize your equipment. For those extra expensive cardio machines, we even have a natural cleaning combo kit.
All in all, it's time to get out there and exercise for the sake of your physical health and mental wellbeing. Whatever option you use for your workout, the keys to success are consistency through enjoyment and fulfillment through challenge. Whether your'e at home, outside, or in the gym, all you need to do is find the exercise program that works best for you and always keep trying to go a little harder and a little faster. You can do it!