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making my own home gym
I work out five to six times a week. sometimes in a gym sometimes at home. so I am building my own gym at home slowly.
so far I have whats included in the list below. is there anything reasonably priced you think i should include.
* stability ball
* dvds- tae boe, turbo jam, core rythms, stabilty ball firm routine, dumbell routine
*weights that are 2,3,5, pounds
* ab wheel
* pedometer for walking
* shoes for walking and running
am I mising anything? thanks for your thoughts!
am I missing anything?
Fri. Sep 19, 3:04am
oh i also have water weights which are god for water exercising
sorry forgot to sign my name on the first art
Friday, September 19, 2008, 3:05 AM
a step used for step aerobics is a great thing to add - and its portable from room to room so I use mine in front of the TV. When I want to watch a great show, I can justify it but creating my own routines on the step in front of the tube.. and I get a great workout - really break a sweat!
your list sounds great!
Friday, September 19, 2008, 7:19 AM
Your list is awesome! Something cheap that could vary things up for you is a jump rope.
Friday, September 19, 2008, 7:51 AM
thanx 7:19 I have this one. I included the link
7:51 a jump rope is agreat idea thanks!
Friday, September 19, 2008, 11:56 AM
I would add a stability disk. Great for core workouts and it's just another variant on the stability ball. I use mine every day. It come with a DVD with about 30 or so different exercises you can try. Inexpensive ($20 at Target) way to vary it up.
Friday, September 19, 2008, 12:12 PM
cool .. keep the ideas coming guys.. will add that disk to my list.
I have got rid of alot of weight by walking. now I started using the gym, but sometimes the gym is so full so I decided to build my own home gym.. you guys are great. thanks again for the ideas!
Friday, September 19, 2008, 12:45 PM
Lynneta - I have a bongo board that I also do in front of the tv - its great for core work and balance. but it takes a while to get used to. I bought it because I loved it as a kid and now I can have fun doing it again!
ps you have a great list!
Friday, September 19, 2008, 1:17 PM
lynetta - another idea is to check out the book Making the Cut by Jillian Michaels. She has a ton of kick a**, killer moves that require no equipment (and you have the equipment for a lot of the other moves.) The Mountain Climber, for instance, looks and sounds easy...It. Is. A. Killer!
Friday, September 19, 2008, 7:15 PM
thanks guys.. I really appreciate the ideas.. I am one that gets bored easily. I need a good variety to keep me going..
thanks again.. any more ideas are appreciated.
ok to the person that suggested teh jump rope.. whats the best kind to get. i have seen plastic ones, rope ones, what kind do you reccomend.
Saturday, September 20, 2008, 3:15 AM
Lynetta - Funny, I recommended the jump rope, but don't actually have one! It's been on my "I should get one of those..." list for a long time! I would probably just go to a sporting good store and check out the variety...I have no idea, otherwise!
I'll second the Making the Cut - Jillian Michaels has put together around 15 workouts, which really keeps things varied and interesting. The book itself and it's 'program' is intended for people with a certain level of fitness but no one says you have to follow it as is. I love the workouts b/c they're moves I'd never think to do on my own, they're new, and they're challenging (but can be modified...)!
Saturday, September 20, 2008, 11:08 AM
Speaking of jump ropes and this is going to take this a little off topic for a second.
I've been looking for those longer jump ropes and have no idea where I can find them. I looked for them about 5 years ago and had no luck. I'm looking for two long ones so I can see if I can still double dutch. Do you guys have any idears?
Thanks so much,
Saturday, September 20, 2008, 1:27 PM
I just Googled 'Double dutch jump ropes' and got a number of sites that sell them. Love that Google!!
Saturday, September 20, 2008, 1:54 PM
So, there you go, Buzzard. Just get our your Visar cahd and awduh it awnline.
Saturday, September 20, 2008, 2:07 PM
How about some great music?
How about an ipod shuffle so that you can upload your music to exercise to? I like podrunner for my running routine, mozart for walks and all sorts of other music to sing along to while sorting the house out.
Saturday, September 20, 2008, 4:32 PM
I have a medicine ball that is quite versatile!
Saturday, September 20, 2008, 4:45 PM
I guess I could try the sports stores and see if they could order them for me. I don't want to order online, I like paying cash whenever possible but thanks for helping ladies! You all are always such a big help!!!
Saturday, September 20, 2008, 8:46 PM
I have a mp3 player , but Im looking to upgrade to something I can start running with. something I can keep track of my time and know when to run and when to walk. doing the couch to 5k
medicine ball. will have to google that...1:54 I live in google lol
I have heard nike+ is good. but its a little pricey for me right now
ok time to egt a bit more of a wokout in
Monday, September 22, 2008, 12:34 AM
Lynetta - Nike+ would be great for what you want to do. The chip is about $30. I use mine every day...even if I am just cleaning the house. I also favor a particular pair of shoes that aren't Nike so I got a little case online that fits over my shoelaces so I can wear them with any shoes. That was only $10. I have included the link. (Ugly shoe not included!!)
Monday, September 22, 2008, 2:35 PM
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