5 essentials you need for an at-home workout

Anxious to start your fitness journey, but no clue as to how or where to even begin? Or maybe you're more of an introvert and can't seem to muster the courage to go to the gym. Don't sweat it––everyone starts somewhere, and that place may even be your own home. Keep reading for five essentials you need to have an ah-mazing at-home workout routine.

Alo Warrior Mat

Alo Warrior Mat, $128

Despite their title, yoga mats are incredibly versatile and can be used for more than just yoga. They're a great foundation for your at-home workout routine and are especially great for girlies who enjoy pilates. You can also use this Alo yoga mat to warm-up or stretch, which is equally as important to do alongside your workout routine.

Wrist and Ankle Weights


Wrist and Ankle Weights, $27

If you're feeling ambitious, try these wrist and ankle weights. They're adjustable, high-quality and durable, so you won't ever have to worry about them slipping off mid-workout. Plus, they're skin-friendly, super comfy and come in a variety of super cute pastel colors. 

Blogilates Loop Bands

Blogilates Loop Bands, $15

Resistance bands are a great way to target the muscles in your legs and are super easy to travel with. If you're an on-the-go gal, simply take your workout with you with this set of Blogilates loop bands. The best part? You choose how hard you want your workout to be out of four different levels, from light to crazy resistance. No matter where you're at in your fitness journey, you'll find something just right for you. 

CAP Barbell Neoprene Dumbbell Set

CAP Barbell Neoprene Dumbbell Set, $35

These CAP Barbell dumbbells can help in your strength training and will do *so* much to advance your fitness journey. They are a necessity and come with varying weights from 3 lbs to 8 lbs. Perfect for beginners, you won't feel the pressure of having to go too heavy with the weights. These dumbbells are designed for you to incorporate them into your workout routine as you wish! 

Lululemon Back to Life Sport Bottle 

Lululemon Back to Life Sport Bottle, $44

You're going to need a good quality and trustworthy water bottle for whatever your at-home workout entails. Whether you're doing a lot of cardio or you're keeping it simple and slow-paced, staying hydrated is *so* important. This Lululemon water bottle can hold 24 oz of water and is sturdy, so it's ready for your every move. 

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by Mina Rahmat | 8/4/2023