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

Fitness at home - tips for home training

Looking for tips and the best equipment for your fitness at home? Then you've come to the right place! Today, it no longer has to be training in the gym - and you no longer need dozens of bulky, expensive devices that collect dust over time. Your own four walls and a few, few items are enough to get fit and also to stay fit permanently. At the same time you save space, money and preserve 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!

Here you can find a short overview 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 home gym that is as minimalist as possible. These kettlebells are space saving (because they are small and you can train standing up) and available in the weight that suits your needs.

With ballistic and tension exercises, you can improve both your strength, as well as agility, explosiveness, endurance and much more. Most importantly, with a kettlebell you work many muscles at once, rather than just one muscle separately.

2. fitness mat

Personally, I try to train as much as possible without objects and instead with my own body weight. But the minimum and therefore the absolute basis of an effective home workout is a fitness mat. On it 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 crowded - then you take it with you and find a training spot outside in the garden or in the 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 workout possibilities for the back, abdomen, arms and many other muscle groups. For me, it is an absolute must if you want to do fitness at home on a regular basis.

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

4. dumbbell

A good addition to the kettlebell are certainly still Dumbbells, as well as some loose dumbbell weights in combination with a Curl bar. The latter you can flexibly adapt to your needs and use really effectively in the home workout. The dumbbells will help you especially if you want to build muscles quickly.

You can buy wooden dumbbells here*.

5. skipping rope

With the jump rope in the home workout

If you want to train your whole body at once at home, then you can't do without a classic jump rope. When jumping rope you use basically all muscle groups - besides, it is 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 at home, it's better to take your workout outside.

6. cardio equipment

Even if Cardio equipment a little more 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 to your personal needs and the given environment of your home. If you have a lake nearby, for example, I can save you the rowing machine and go for a cross trainer or indoor speed bike instead.

7. ab roller

In combination with your fitness mat, it is worthwhile to purchase another piece of equipment for your home workout: the Ab roller. With it you can train your abdomen, but also your back and legs - and prevent back pain. The Abdominal trainer is already quite compact anyway, but can usually even be disassembled and transported extremely conveniently.

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

8. fascia roller

Holistic fitness at home also includes a fascia roller. It is ideal as a massage device that specifically Muscles, tensions and trigger points treated. Use it especially to prevent or relieve muscle stiffness and back pain. With a fascia roller made of recycled plastic or cork, you can even save some 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. In addition, the bands are not bulky and can be easily transported as well as quickly disappear in the drawer after home fitness training. These are ideal conditions for exercising 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 of the few pieces of fitness equipment at my house is my Wall bars. From this I can for example Pull-ups, push-ups and sit-ups make. It's also expandable with a dip bar, gymnastics rings and even a desk surface - and takes up extremely little space 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 - It does not need a lot of equipment!

You can do without hardly used contracts with gyms or overpriced, dusty fitness equipment with the mentioned devices for your small home gym. I hope they help you get fit and stay fit for the long term. For me, it works perfectly - and that's also because I save the time for long trips to the gym and can train with the few but versatile devices just basically extremely flexible.

Do you have questions, tips or more 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. At Vegan Fitness you can now learn more about animal-friendly sportswear, sports 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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