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Starting a home gym doesn’t have to be intimidating

By Michaela Tangan Published Oct 01, 2020 12:00 am Updated Oct 22, 2020 5:38 am

A part of us always yearns for a healthier body. We’re not thinking of sculpted abs and toned arms, we mean bodies with strong immunity that will enable us to live a full and happy life.

This brings me back to the very first time I signed up for gym membership in our office. I was so shy and overwhelmed that the night before my first day, I watched YouTube tutorials on how to operate a bunch of gym equipment.

Now that some fitness hubs are closed and it’s safer to work out at home, I faced yet another dilemma: the intimidation of starting my home gym. But I thought, “If I truly want a healthy bod, I’m the only one getting in my way — not big and pricey machines, especially since there are affordable fitness gears I can quickly order online.”

If we’re going through the same journey, here are fitness items you can check out as you build your tiny yet trusty gym at home:

1. Sweat Belt Waistband

A sweat waistband is your best buddy if you’re trimming the extra water weight off your belly.

Outtobe Sweat Belt Waistband gear is 100 percent beginner- and multitasker-friendly. Just wrap it around your core area, slide your phone in, play your workout jam or answer office calls. You can even wear it when running for a quick errand in the neighborhood grocery.

Outtobe Sweat Belt Waistband

2. Sit Up Aid Suction

While you’re saving up for ab machines or gym memberships, try Outtobe’s Sit Up Aid Suction. Simply plop the 8.7-centimeter suction in an area in your house, get into a comfortable starting push-up position, and let your core do the working.

Even mom, dads, and the sibs can use it, thanks to its adjustable feature and instep-friendly foam.

Outtobe’s Sit Up Aid Suction

3. Yoga Ring

If you’re working from home, you’re probably guilty of hunching over the laptop for long hours. FYI, bad posture would lead to stress buildup on your neck, shoulder, and back.

As they say, prevention is better than cure. Don’t wait for bigger consequences and start improving your posture. When taking breaks or after clocking out, grab the Outtobe Yoga Ring Resistance out of the cabinet and allow it to guide your movements while stretching or loosening up.

Outtobe Yoga Ring Resistance

4. Hula Hoop

Hula hoops never go out of style. Who knew that the hoop we used to play with as kids would help us achieve our fitness goals now that we’re adults?

Spin your favorite dance playlist and let your hip groove and get in sync with Outtobe Hula Hoop. You didn’t just burn excess fat in a few minutes, you also get improved digestion and pumped happy hormones.

Outtobe Hula Hoop

5. Counting Jump Rope

Where do we even begin with jump ropes? Aside from being portable and inexpensive, it’s fun to use, improves coordination and heart health and strengthens bones. Jump ropes are pretty straightforward, too, reducing your risk of getting injured. Three five-minute sessions with this all-time-favorite fitness tool would help you burn around 200 to 300 calories.

To make each session more motivating, Outtobe Counting Jump Rope has a tangle-free, adjustable length and accurate counting features.

Outtobe Counting Jump Rope

So, with all these portable and beginner-friendly items, what could possibly stop you from creating a fitness pocket in your home?

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