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Fitness at home - tips for home training

Fitness at home - 10 devices and items that will keep you fit in the home workout.

Looking for tips and the best equipment for your fitness at home? Then you've come to the right place! Nowadays, you no longer have to train at the gym - and you no longer need dozens of bulky, expensive machines that gather dust over time. Your own four walls and a few items are all you need to get fit and stay fit in the long term. At the same time, you save space, money and protect Natural resources.

In this article, I would like to introduce you to the few pieces of equipment that you really only need to be able to train effectively at home. Let's go!

You can find a brief overview here in advance:

  1. Kettlebell
  2. Fitness mat
  3. Pull-up bar
  4. Dumbbell
  5. Skipping rope
  6. Cardio equipment
  7. Ab-Roller
  8. Fascia roller
  9. Fitness bands
  10. Wall bars

1. kettlebell

Exercise at home with a kettlebell

A kettlebell is definitely one of those things that belong in every minimalist home gym. These kettlebells are space saving (because they are small and you can train standing up) and are available in a weight to suit your needs.

With ballistic and tension-oriented exercises, you can improve both your Strength, as well as agility, explosiveness, endurance and much more. The most important thing: with a kettlebell, you work many muscles at the same time instead of just one muscle separately.

2. fitness mat

Personally, I always try to train without objects and with my own body weight instead. But the minimum and therefore the absolute basis of effective home training is a fitness mat. On this you can even with little space in the apartment still do sports, as only about 3-4 square meters are necessary. And if it does get too cramped - then take them with you and find a place to train outside in the garden or in a nearby park.

3. pull up bar

A pull-up bar can also be installed to save space. attach to the wall or ceiling of the room and offers you endless training options for your back, stomach, arms and many other muscle groups. For me, it's an absolute must if you want to do regular fitness at home.

This free-floating pull-up bar made of beech wood is recommended*.

4. dumbbell

A good addition to the kettlebell are certainly also Dumbbells, as well as some loose dumbbell weights in combination with a Curl bar. You can adapt the latter flexibly to your needs and use them really effectively in your home training. The dumbbells are particularly useful if you want to build muscle quickly.

You can buy wooden dumbbells here*.

5. skipping rope

With the jump rope in the home workout

If you want to train your entire body at home at once, then you can't do without a classic skipping rope. When jumping rope, you work basically all muscle groups - It's also a great warm-up program.

An eco-friendly skipping rope with wooden handles is available here*.

Tip: You can also really work out with a battlerope. However, if you don't have enough space in your home, it's better to take your training outside.

6. cardio equipment

Even if Cardio machines a little more take up space in your house or apartment, they are ideal for your Muscle and endurance training, as well as warm-ups and cool-downs.

Just think carefully about which devices you really need - and which fit well with your personal needs and the given environment of your home. If you have a lake nearby, you can save yourself the rowing machine and use a cross trainer or an indoor speed bike instead.

7. ab roller

In combination with your fitness mat, it is also worth purchasing another piece of equipment for your home workout: the Ab roller. You can use it to train your stomach as well as your back and legs - and prevent back pain. The Abdominal trainer is already quite compact anyway, but can usually even be dismantled and is extremely convenient to transport.

You can find an eco-friendly ab trainer here*.

8. fascia roller

A fascia roller is also part of holistic fitness at home. It is ideal as a massage device that specifically Muscles, tensions and trigger points treated. Use them above all to prevent or alleviate muscle stiffness and back pain. With a fascia roll made from recycled plastic or cork, you can even make a difference. train more sustainably.

You can get a sustainable cork fascia roller here*.

9. fitness bands

With classic resistance bands you keep basically all muscle groups fit. What's more, the bands are not bulky and can be easily transported and quickly stored away in a drawer after home fitness training. They are therefore ideal for doing sport in your own four walls in a space-saving, inexpensive way and without large equipment.

10. wall bars

Home fitness on the wall bars
Home Fitness - Pull-ups on the wall bars | ©

My personal favorite among the few fitness machines in my home is my Wall bars. From this I can for example Pull-ups, press-ups and sit-ups make. It can also be extended with a dip bar, gymnastic rings and even a desk surface - and takes up extremely little space when flat against the wall. Ideal for a really minimalist fitness training.

You can find a versatile wall bars made from sustainable forestry here*.

Fitness at home - you don't need a lot of equipment!

You can do without hardly-used contracts with gyms or overpriced, dusty fitness equipment with the aforementioned equipment for your small home gym. I hope that they will help you to get fit and stay fit in the long term. It works perfectly for me - and that's also because I save myself the time of long trips to the gym and can train extremely flexibly with the few but versatile pieces of equipment.

Do you have any questions, tips or other equipment for training at home that you really need? Then I look forward to your comment!

Stay sporty,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: Nutrition and ethics should also play an important role in your fitness. Below Vegan Fitness you can now find out more about animal-friendly sportswear, types of sport and plant-based sports nutrition. Good luck!

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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