The Exercise Gear You Need at Home

As we age, staying strong and independent becomes increasingly important. But did you know that strength training can be your secret weapon for maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle?

The good news is, you don’t need fancy equipment or spend hours at the gym. Pair some simple strength-training exercises you can do at home with this simple equipment. You’ll start seeing and feeling the benefits of improved strength.

retrospec mat

Start With a Mat

I like to keep my mat visible so it reminds me to follow through with my workouts. Comfort is also key, so I recommend this extra-thick non-slip mat from Retrospec. It comes in a variety of colors and rolls up easily to save you space when you’re not working out. At 1” thick, it provides extra comfort and helps to alleviate stress on your joints while you work out. Grab this mat and show your intention to get the work done.

Build Up Your Strength with Resistance

Want to get a bit more out of your workout than just your body weight? Grab these bands! Resistance bands are the perfect way to add some strength training into your routine without the intimidation. These bands come in different levels so you can work your way up and start seeing some pretty cool results. They act as sort of a mobile gym, are super portable, and are incredibly easy to store. Perfect for your at-home workout.

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yes4all dumbbells

Grab Some Anti-Slip Dumbbells

As your workout gets easier, you’ll want to take it up a notch with some dumbbells. Skip the gym bro weights and grab these neoprene-coated hand weights. With an anti-slip, anti-roll design they’ll stay exactly where you put them. The neoprene also helps to prevent the floor from damage in case you do happen to drop one. These are perfect for having around the house.

Hula Hoop to Strength

Remember hula hooping when you were a kid? You can get your strength training and some cardio in with this gentle exercise. These specialty workout hula hoops include a soft weight ball and adjustable links that allow you to get the size that works perfectly for you. You’ll be able to swing it perfectly without it falling and hoop your way to a stronger core and hips.

weighted hula hoop
flybird bench

Grab a Workout Bench

If you have the space and love strength training, then you can take your workouts up a notch with a lightweight bench. This multi-purpose incline bench from FlyBird adjusts easily to either be flat or at an incline. Use it for stability while doing lunges or to have a safe seat while lifting your dumbbells. It’s comfortable and lightweight so it’s easy to move around your home.