Transform Household Items into Fitness Equipment with Our 3 Suggestions

Between the clothes and shoes, the equipment, and the supplements, working out is a hobby that can add up quickly. With the pandemic, you might not feel comfortable going to the gym currently –even with businesses slowly reopening at a fraction of their capacity. To save money and keep yourself safe, consider these items that are already in your home, as the perfect tools to maintain your fitness goals.

A towel.

One person’s towel is another person’s resistance band! Use a towel to help with stretching or for a killer arm workout. Looking for a leg challenge? On a smooth floor, assume the plank position with a small towel under each of your feet. Then, in a very slow and controlled manner, try gliding your legs apart and then back together again. Feel the burn—just remember to take it slow and be careful!

A chair.

A sturdy chair (without wheels) can make an excellent addition to your workout routine, whether you’re trying to perfect your squats or practice some leg raises. Throw a second chair into the mix and practice some tricep dips, positioning yourself in-between both chairs. With a chair workout, you’ll certainly get your share of strength, cardio, and flexibility training.

A wall or countertop.

Walls provide stability when you’re practicing some stretching or working your quads and glutes. For example, wall sits are a great exercise that allows you to really feel the burn. You can also strengthen your arms and chest by practicing several sets of countertop push-ups. These are a great activity to sneak in while you’re waiting for water to boil or the oven to pre-heat. We’re all stuck at home, after all.

No matter your lifestyle, Barringer Square Apartments in Webster, Texas goes out of our way to provide our residents with a unique selection of in-home activities and information that better your physical and mental health.

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