In 2020 I started working out at home, like a lot. Just like most of the world, I’m sure.
I’m kinda in love with it. It’s so much easier than having to go somewhere & most importantly, saves time! The launch of The Skinny Confidential Body App, the habit of working out at home as been so easy.
For those unfamiliary with TSC Body App, there is no equipment necessary. Like, you don’t need one single piece of equipment. But in this post I want to share the items that make my home workouts just a tiny bit harder.
Rest assured, everything is cute, pastel & fits perfectly into a little pink laundry basket ( except the ball – I keep that in Zaza’s room because she plays with it ).
Ok, let’s get right into my favorite at-home workout equipment.
The Skinny Confidential’s At-Home Workout Equipment Favorites:
I’ve always wanted a white yoga mat because I love how pastel colors look against it. I know that sounds weird, but I love things that make me feel good & when things look good, I feel good.
This mat is sticky in the perfect way. Not sticky, but like grippy. It stays put. So whether you’re doing downward dog, weights, or jumping around on it, it won’t move around & trip you up.
Zaza also likes to do tummy time on this. She loves it. This is a good tip if you’re at home trying to get a workout in but your baby is awake. You gotta find ways to make it work, ya know?
This ball is not necessary but it’s been great for back. It’s cute, light pink & kind of has this light metallic finish for a little sparkle. Zaza loves to play with this.
But like I said, I’ve been noticing that I use it for ab exercises & stretches. It’s mad ea big difference in my back pain because it’s very supportive.
These are just your regular old weights but they’re pink. They come in a ton of colors & also different weights, but I like the 2 lb ones. These have a nice grip & get the job done. My arms burn after using them.
If you aren’t a weight person, I get it. You can always use a band…
There are 2 types of bands I use. One is a set that I use for legs & comes in different shades of pink. Shocker. They come in all different ‘weights’ or resistance so you can choose what works for you depending on what exercise you’re doing.
The other band is a long one that’s great for arms. You can put this under your feet and do bicep curls, tricep extenstions, whatever you want. It’s even great to help you stretch.
These are for watersports so if you workout in the pool, these are ideal. When we go to Michael’s parents’ house in San Diego I like to do exercises in the pool with these. They dry really fast & I couldn’t resist getting them. They come in teal & baby pink & remind me of Barbie’s Dreamhouse.
These might just be my favorite piece of equipment, aesthetic-wise. They help me squeeze tighter during Pilates & they’re so helpful when you’re doing stretches & need a little extra lift. These are perfect for you if you aren’t super flexible.
Let me set the scene: you’ve finished a workout & you’re about to stretch by standing up, spreading out your legs, feet on the ground & hinging at your waist for a hamstring stretch. Only you can’t touch your hands to ground without bending your knees- ENTER YOGA BLOCKS.
Put the blocks on the ground, put your hands on the blocks, bend over & stretch. They’re very verstatile & helpful in so many ways.
The Hydro Flask is something I talk about all the time. My trainer, Kim Kelly, hooked me up with this gem. It keeps your water cold for so long, but also can keep your drinks hot for a long time too.
I like to fill mine with ice, water, mint & lemon. It comes everywhere with me. It will stay fucking freezing cold through all your workouts & the rest of the day. Even after hot yoga, it’ll be ice cold.
Here’s a trick: if you’re trying to get more water in, you have to get the straw lid. It makes all the difference.
So there you have it, my at-home workout essentials. We all need to up our game when it comes to working out. It’s nice to add a bit of weight or resistance to make us sweat our asses off. Of course, it’s helpful when the equipment we’re using isn’t a butt ugly eye sore.
+ be sure to check out The Skinny Confidential Body App full of quick circuits that you can do anywhere.
++ why I love counting my steps.