Are you one that travels frequently or is always on the go but struggles to workout when you’re doing so? The hotel doesn’t have a gym, don’t feel like leaving your hotel room, there’s no gym nearby, don’t want to go to the gym, or perhaps you don’t have much time. Well, below I came up with a list of the best portable fitness equipment I think would be useful for someone such as yourself. The options below are lightweight and compact, making it easy to travel with while still allowing you to get in a great workout wherever you go. You can literally, keep all of the following in the trunk of your car or almost all of them in a backpack if out walking around. Let’s begin.
TRX All-in-One Body Suspension Trainer
This piece of fitness equipment is stable in almost every fitness center. There are even classes offered using it. A TRX is probably one of the top pieces of fitness equipment hear or see anyone use. You can literally take it anywhere as long as you have somewhere secure and strong to anchor it to. In most cases, you can just anchor it to a door if inside or a tree if outside. You can hit every muscle using your bodyweight with TRX’s seven foundational movements: Push, Pull, Plank, Rotate, Hinge, Lunge, and Squat. Advance at your own pace by adjusting the strap lengths and/or adjusting your body. If you need assistance, it comes with a guide and access to a premium fitness app. You can also go to a TRXtraining YouTube channel for exercise demos as well. Unpack this equipment out of its mesh bag and set this up in less than a minute and get to working out.
Instructional Yoga Gym Mat
Now, when you’re out on travel, you may not want to lay directly on the floor or ground where you are. Who knows what has been on that surface but if you get exercise, those worries should minimize. The key is to not just get any old exercise but one that serves multiple purposes. An instructional yoga mat can do just that. It’ll provide some cushion for a hard floor, keep you off of the floor, and provide numerous yoga positions to help with flexibility, give you peace of mind, and more.
Bodylastics Resistance Bands
Great product right here, that served me well, especially during this whole COVID-19 pandemic. These resistance bands are built to last. They’re sold in kits from level one to level six. Each kit has different bands forming various max resistance levels, level one, the “max kit” goes up 96 pounds while level six, the “mega kit” goes all the way up to 404 pounds of resistance. The kits also come with some accessories such as handles, straps, and various anchors all stored in one bag. Their bands are made with high-quality latex and an anti-snap technology involving a super strong woven cord in each band to reduce the chances of the band snapping unlike other resistance bands on the market. They also have a collapsible bar now with three attachment points, steel pipe construction, and 45-degree angles for wrist comfort with its own bag to go in. It’s a gym in a bag.
Crossrope Jump Rope
The jump rope is my go-to exercise equipment for cardio. It’s extremely lightweight and compact. You can easily stash it in a pocket of cargo pants or a drawstring bag. Another cool fact about jump ropes is that some of the best-conditioned athletes in the world, such as boxers use jump ropes as a staple in the training regimen. I’m quite sure you would benefit from it too. Now, I usually use a good old leather jump rope or speed rope but the jump ropes by Crossrope are next level. You can quickly and easily change between light and heavy ropes ranging from ¼ pounds to 2 pounds for various levels of intensity with its fast clips design. The ergonomic handles have a nice grip and comfort. Lastly, it’s a durable rope with steel construction allowing you to jump rope anywhere. Comes with a free app as well to help you reach your fitness goals. I’ve spoken to several jump rope enthusiasts and they seem to love these types of jump ropes. In addition, when jumping rope, not much space is needed. Just be sure to have some clearance above your head, in front of, and behind you.
321 STRONG 5 in 1 Foam Roller
Sometimes when you get a chance to get away, it’s to rejuvenate. Do so with the 321 STRONG 5 in 1 Foam Roller which offers a foam roller that stores a massage stick, peanut, spiky massage ball, and straps for stretching inside it. Compact and lightweight, making it easy to take on the go. Use these massage tools before and/or after your workout, when you’re just feeling tight, or perhaps when you want to relieve some stress. By having a variety of massage tools accessible to you while you’re out or on travel, you’ll be able to target specific muscle groups and pain points.
So let’s recap, there was the TRX that makes use of your bodyweight with suspension training for strength training. Next, was the Instructional Yoga matt that can be used as a barrier from the floor or ground and help with flexibility and relaxation. Third, my go-to, the Bodylastics Resistance Bands which gives you an array of options in terms of resistance training to perform due to its versatility and accessories. Next, the Crossrope, to get some cardiovascular training inside a small footprint. Finally, the 321 STRONG 5 in 1 Foam Roller to self-massage to loosen up the body and relax pre and post-workout, or whenever you feel the need. This is why I found these to be the best portable fitness equipment to use.
All in all, you don’t need fitness equipment to get in shape but it does help provide variety, allow you to hit muscles in different ways with different stimuli, and add a little spice to your overall workout. So, the list of the best portable fitness equipment should do, if you would like to invest something worthwhile. I hope that you found this information useful and that you share it with your family, friends, co-workers, and whomever else may find it helpful. Be sure to explore the rest of my blog, healthy lifestyle resource page, and services for more.
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