Between the clothes and shoes, the equipment, and the supplements, working out is a hobby that can add up quickly. With the pandemic, you might not feel comfortable going to the gym currently –even with businesses slowly reopening at a fraction of their capacity. To save money and keep yourself safe, consider these items that are already in your home, as the perfect tools to maintain your fitness goals.
One person’s towel is another person’s resistance band! Use a towel to help with stretching or for a killer arm workout. Looking for a leg challenge? On a smooth floor, assume the plank position with a small towel under each of your feet. Then, in a very slow and controlled manner, try gliding your legs apart and then back together again. Feel the burn—just remember to take it slow and be careful!
A sturdy chair (without wheels) can make an excellent addition to your workout routine, whether you’re trying to perfect your squats or practice some leg raises. Throw a second chair into the mix and practice some tricep dips, positioning yourself in-between both chairs. With a chair workout, you’ll certainly get your share of strength, cardio, and flexibility training.
A wall or countertop.
Walls provide stability when you’re practicing some stretching or working your quads and glutes. For example, wall sits are a great exercise that allows you to really feel the burn. You can also strengthen your arms and chest by practicing several sets of countertop push-ups. These are a great activity to sneak in while you’re waiting for water to boil or the oven to pre-heat. We’re all stuck at home, after all.
Physical activity and nutrition are an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. At Oxford at the Ranch Apartments in Waller, Texas, we do our best to provide our residents with resourceful tips, exercise routines, and even recipes to help you reach your fitness goals.