Some habits die hard, some just don’t seem to stick – especially in the fitness realm.
Inspire Fitness is all about helping you find a routine that works for your schedule, experience level, and personal goals. Whether you know your way around a bench press or are just getting into the swing of things by stretching in the morning, we’ve got you covered.
To assist you in building a consistent routine, we found some hacks to solve the issue of not having enough tools to exercise with.
Take a look at a list of objects that you’ll find in your very own room, kitchen, garage… Basically, you won’t have to look far to find materials to build your own gym! Try setting up a designated time to get your heart rate up for a bit, or truly commit to weaving in some quick exercises into your daily tasks, whatever works for you.
15 Items That Double As Workout Equipment:
Hand / face towel (use as sliders for floor workouts)
Fluffy socks (as wearable sliders for floor exercises)
Beach Towel or Picnic Blanket (yoga mat)
Basketball or Soccer Ball (to make pushups more difficult or as a medicine ball)
Stairs (running, lunging or stretching)
Wall (wall sits)
Countertop (barre exercises)
Couch (hip raises)
Sturdy Chair (Tricep dips or push ups)
And here are a couple of on-demand videos from our amazing Inspire Fitness trainers to demonstrate some super-effective workouts, and their corresponding equipment alternative.
Jenny Jaucin takes us through a “Summer Slimdown” circuit (Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced versions available). In place of light and moderate dumbbells, you can use soup cans and a hefty coffee table book. Link here.
Angel Cipolla demonstrates a strength workout that’s part of the “Full Body Shred” series (Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced versions available). Alternatives to dumbbells and yoga mats are soup cans or full water bottles and a beach towel or picnic blanket. Video here.