Over the years, I have collected all sorts of home fitness equipment. Just a moment ago I gathered almost all of my equipment into one heap and took a picture of them. Oops, I forgot to add my fitness dvds and books!
- Here is my list:
- a yoga mat
- a stability ball
- pilates ball (the small red ball),
- 2 sets of hand weights
- 2 elastic bands of differing strengths
- 2 yoga blocks
- 1 yoga belt (handy for stretching)
- 2 kettlebells
- one weighted ball (1 kg = 2 pounds)
- 1 dyna disc
- 1 balance board (not in the picture)
- a pair of push up handles
- pair of ankle weights and
- 2 tennis balls
I also have a pilates ring – the kind of ring you can squeeze between legs – but it is somewhere collecting dust. I also had a gymstick, but I borrowed it to my friend and haven’t seen it since.
My favorite piece of fitness equipment has been a broomstick I use for exercising and stretching my upper body. After the broomstick come the elastic bands and hand weights.
I had to buy a basket for small pieces of equipment because I used to trip over my stuff. I doubt whether my insurance covers accidents that are caused by exercise equipment lying around my apartment. Based on my personal experience, exercise pants with too long legs are the most dangerous thing of all. Because I’m 5ft 1in, all pants tend to be too long for me (and I tend to be lazy to shorten them!).
As a rule I can say that the cheaper the piece of equipment, the handier it seems to be! At the moment I do not own any big pieces of home exercise equipment like stationary bikes or elliptical devices. but if I had to pick one, I would probably get a Concept2 rowing machine I have used in gym- the kind that works with air pressure.
Wait, I forgot to mention my nordic walking poles… Nordic walking is one of my favorite forms of exercise, too bad that my left knee does not allow me to take as many walks I would like to.