With living rooms across the country doubling up as gyms, we’ve pulled together some of the best home workout equipment on the market. Nowadays there are endless home workout programmes and fitness apps , some of which require no equipment at all – but investing in some gear will help keep things interesting and challenging. From weights to yoga mats to wearable tech, these are our favourites – and be quick: we’re seeing a home gym gold rush at the moment…
Famous for honing the bodies of everyone from Kate Bosworth to Madelaine Petsch, P.volve is a workout that can be done from home via an app or streaming platform. Created by Stephen Pasterino, it involves using specialised equipment including the famous p.ball, an inflated ball and attached elastic band which you strap in between your thighs. The ball is designed for optimal muscle activation, enabling deep toning of the glutes, thighs and core.
Jazz up your workout with a set of dumbbells from Lifting Pretty. Made from electroplated steel, these are by far the most glamorous weights on the market – you can even have them personalised. They come in a range of different sizes, from 2kg to 10kg, or you can go all out with the full set.
TRX (total resistance exercise) was founded by a young navy seal in the late 90s. Frustrated by his lack of access to traditional gym equipment whilst on deployment, he threw his ju-jitsu belt over a tree and began using gravity and his body weight to create alternatives to standard exercises. Not only does this piece of kit develop muscle strength, it helps with balance, flexibility and core stability – all by using your own body as resistance. Check out
The Fore on Instagram for TRX exercise inspiration and classes.
Kin offers two types of mat: the signature Kin Yoga Mat, and our top pick: The Skinny Yoga Mat, which comes in a range of bold prints. Not only do these mats achieve the perfect balance of smooth and grip, they’re made from sustainable natural rubber – which is biodegradable and latex-free. Kind to the planet as well as our bodies!
Give your home gym a hi-tech upgrade by investing in a wearable tracker. This monitor from Myzone offers accurate, real-time feedback on heart rate, calories and effort – a great way to see how hard you’re working.
With a set of resistance bands, a skipping rope, sliders, a trigger point ball and a sweat towel, The Sweat Pack will set you in good stead for home workouts. You can either create your own exercises using the equipment, or try one of the workouts created by PT Sarah Boulazeris – there are three available with each pack.
Ten Health & Fitness At-Home Kit, £50
Keep your Pilates practise going during lockdown with this at-home kit from popular London studio
Ten Health & Fitness. The pack includes a good quality mat, a Pilates ring and a foam roller, which is essential for easing muscle tension between workouts. Order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Improve flexibility and strengthen core muscles with this Swiss ball from Meglio. Available in black, blue or pink, the ball comes with an exercise guide offering ideas for exercises, as well as a pump to keep it in good condition.
This nifty kettlebell combines six weights into one compact system. With just one turn of the dial, you can adjust from 3.5kg to 18kg – perfect for quickly switching between exercises. A great space saver too.
Show your sore muscles some love with this portable massager from Power Plate, the leading authority on whole body vibration technology. This ingenious effective and powerful device works to relieve tight and hard-worked muscles, whilst aiding accelerated recovery with the release of fascia and increase of blood flow.
Missing spinning classes? There’s never been a better time to invest in an indoor bike. The newly launched Apex offers access to high-energy classes from one of London’s best loved spin studios,
Boom Cycle. At £1,200 a bike it’s not cheap, but it is slightly more affordable than similar concepts on the market. £30 subscription per month. start the slideshow