Have I ever mentioned I’m a home exercise equipment junkie? Perhaps not. The fact is, I collect home exercise equipment like some women collect designer handbags.
During the last 12 months I’ve added several items to my ever-growing collection: one kettlebell, several exercise dvds, resistance bands, one pedometer, a “pilates band”, foamroller etc, etc).
For conveniences sake, I specialize in compact portable exercise stuff, not exercise bikes and treadmills. I simply don’t have enough room for treadmills and ellipticals in my flat.
One of my favorite pass times is strolling in the sporting goods section of some department store looking for new pieces of home exercise equipment. Balance boards, resistance bands, hula hoops, kettlebells – everything interests me! If I lived in US, my apartment would be full of home exercise equipment I purchased at Amazon (I guess I’m lucky I don’t).
I’ve owned lots home exercise equipment over the years. I guess my collection habit started in my teens, when I clipped out workouts I found in women’s magazines. After VCRs were introduced in Finland, I owned a small but comprehensive set of Jane Fonda’s workout videos. If I remember right, after that came the Callanetics phase!
Not all my acquisitons have been very smart.
Remember the thigh master (top left)? I used to own one in my illustrious youth. Don’t know what it’s used for? You can use it to tone your thighs by squeezing it between them. You can do other useful stuff with it too – like tone your pecs (i.e. bust) by squeezing it between your hands.
My friends used to make fun of me because of the thigh master, and I often thought I should have hidden it in a closet before the visits..
At the moment, I really lust for those Zumba home dvds!
The pilates band is made of sturdy elastic material with handles and printed intstructions for eight movements . I’ve used it perhaps three times in two months.
P.S. Do you collect home exercise equipment? Any confessions to make? 🙂