At-Residence Exercise Gear I’ve Been Loving


In 2020 I began figuring out at residence, like loads. Identical to many of the world, I’m positive.

Within the final couple years I’ve been seeing a coach, Brent Hruska (he has the perfect vitality, extra on him right here), and he’s helped me get into weightlifting. As I’ve talked about earlier than I used to solely be into Pilates and different exercises that have been extra ‘calm’ I suppose you may say. Lately Pilates is again in my health routine, and I’m loving Classical Pilates with Bryony. It’s the perfect full physique exercise for rehab and posture. You possibly can hearken to her story right here. She talks about how she obtained into Pilates after a automotive accident and the way small modifications can result in huge issues.

After discovering and assembly Brent I rapidly realized that weightlifting is so good for girls, and Brent can be an enormous fan of reducing cortisol, however lifting heavy. And I’m lifting heavy. On the pull up bar, on the squat rack, with free weights, the cable machine – I’m stunning myself! So when you’re a lady who’s skeptical of beginning to raise, these podcasts can shed some gentle on the parable of getting too cumbersome: Mari, Brent, Dr. Shannon, & my latest solo on how I misplaced weight postpartum. Mixed with an consuming plan from Erik Younger, The Versatile Weight-reduction plan Coach, my physique composition is the perfect it’s ever been.


My level is that nowadays you will discover me at Brent’s gymnasium or no matter gymnasium I’m at after we’re away lifting weights. Nonetheless, I nonetheless love figuring out at residence with Kim Kelly, doing Melissa Wooden Well being movies, Pilates and getting some steps in.

I’m kinda in love with it. Typically you simply want to save lots of time, keep residence, however nonetheless get some motion in. That being mentioned, I’ve some space-saving, power coaching train gear I like to make use of on nowadays, and I hold all of it in a little pink laundry basket (besides the ball – I hold that in Zaza’s room as a result of she performs with it).

Pink Workout Equipment

The Skinny Confidential’s At-Residence Exercise Gear Favorites:


I’ve at all times needed a white yoga mat as a result of I like how pastel colours look in opposition to it. I do know that sounds bizarre, however I like issues that make me really feel good & when issues look good, I really feel good.

This mat is sticky within the excellent means. Not sticky, however like grippy. It stays put. So whether or not you’re doing downward canine, weights, or leaping round on it, it gained’t transfer round & journey you up.

Townes additionally likes to do tummy time on this. This can be a good tip when you’re at residence attempting to get a exercise in however your child is awake. You gotta discover methods to make it work, ya know?


This ball isn’t mandatory however it’s been nice for my again. It’s cute, gentle pink & type of has this gentle metallic end for just a little sparkle. Zaza likes to play with this.

However like I mentioned, I’ve been noticing that I take advantage of it for ab workouts & stretches. It’s made an enormous distinction in my again ache as a result of it’s very supportive.


These are simply your common outdated weights however they’re pink. They arrive in a ton of colours & additionally totally different weights, however I like the two or 5 lb ones. These have a pleasant grip & get the power coaching job achieved. My arms burn after utilizing them, though I raise means heavier on the gymnasium with Brent. One other good choice when you’re simply having some straightforward motion at house is the Bala bangles (you could additionally use in your ankles or wrists).

Should you aren’t a weight particular person, I get it. You possibly can at all times use a band…

resistance bands

There are 2 sorts of bands I take advantage of. One is a set that I take advantage of for legs & is available in totally different shades of pink. Shocker. They arrive in all totally different ‘weights’ or resistance degree so you possibly can select what works for you relying on what train and muscle teams you’re doing.

The opposite band is an extended one that’s nice for arms. You possibly can put this beneath your ft and do bicep curls, tricep extensions, no matter you need.  You should utilize it that will help you stretch too.

water dumbbells

These are for water exercises so when you exercise within the pool, these are very best. They dry actually quick & I couldn’t resist getting them. They arrive in teal & child pink & remind me of Barbie.

yoga blocks

These may simply be my favourite piece of apparatus, aesthetic-wise. They assist me squeeze tighter throughout Pilates & they’re so useful whenever you’re doing stretches & want just a little additional raise. These are excellent for you when you aren’t tremendous versatile.

Let me set the scene: you’ve completed a exercise & you’re about to stretch by standing up, spreading out your legs, ft on the bottom & hinging at your waist for a hamstring stretch. Solely you possibly can’t contact your arms to floor with out bending your knees- ENTER YOGA BLOCKS.

Put the blocks on the bottom, put your arms on the blocks, bend over & stretch. They’re very versatile & useful in so some ways.

♡ Cute outfit:

To me, feeling and looking your greatest for a exercise makes an enormous distinction. Even when you’re simply at residence, throwing on a cute train outfit may be enjoyable. My latest favourites to exercise in: Nike bike shorts, sports activities bra, Skims onesie, Waverles leggings.

What are your requirements when figuring out at residence? Give me all of your gear, outfit and vibe recs under. You possibly can store all my recs in a single place, proper right here.

x, lauryn

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