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10 Home Gym Essentials: Choosing the right equipment.


Now that you’ve dedicated a space within your home for a gym (Part 1 – New Year – New Gear: Start building your home gym today!), it’s time to figure out what gym essentials you’ll need. We know that as much as January is the month to ‘create new goals’, it’s also the month where most of us are trying to recover financially. Therefore, buying fitness equipment that will help us achieve our goals, does not have to be stressful on you or your wallet. Which is why we always suggest starting off slow, and investing in high quality products, much like our COREFX line. COREFX was designed with the notion ‘quality over quantity’ and we pride ourselves on providing this to our customers. 

With that in mind, we believe that once you have the basics, It’s definitely okay to splurge on larger items that will last a long time, and provide you with a variety of exercise options. Although, always do your homework prior, and make sure these more expensive fitness equipment are both functional and practical in regards to your fitness goals.

Within this blog we hope to generate clarity for those of you who are beginning your fitness journey or those who are in a rut, and are looking to change things up. We are here to help you generate a better understanding of what your fitness goals consist of, while pairing these goals with useful home gym essentials that best align with your training needs. 

Home Gym Fitness Equipment Covered in this Article:

  1. Thin Grip Speed Rope
  2. Aerobic Step Platform
  3. Skill Slide
  4. Advanced Toner ; Door Anchor
  5. Dumbbells
  6. Slam Ball
  7. Suspension Trainer
  8. High Density Wave Foam Roller
  9. Peanut Foam Massage Roller
  10. High Density Foam Massage Ball

Cardio

If you’re looking for a fast and effective workout guaranteed to have you sweating, cardio it is! For a low budget cardio option, we suggest incorporating skipping, such as our Thin Grip Speed Rope! This rope was designed for optimal speed, for an efficient fat burning workout! Another piece of equipment that is both beginner friendly and extremely effective, is our Aerobic Step Platform. Our Aerobic Step adjusts to various height levels, allowing you to control the intensity of your workout. This is a great option for those just starting out, as it’s a recognizable piece of equipment that has an endless amount of exercise possibilities. 

COREFX Adjustable Aerobic Step
COREFX Adjustable Aerobic Step Platform

Lastly, we suggest incorporating our Skill Slide into your cardio regime. We consider the Skill Slide to be the ‘OG’ for the most effective and efficient cardio workout tool. This is because it incorporates high intensity and low impact training that will help tone and shape key muscle groups, FAST – the exercise possibilities are endless.  The COREFX Skill Slide will not only reward you with maximum results, but will be a fan favourite amongst the kids in your home. Trust us, one minute of ‘trying out the Skill Slide’, often turns into a full out workout!

Resistance band work work with the COREFX Skill Slide
Incorporating the COREFX Resistance Band into Skill Slide training.

Resistance

You cannot have a home gym essential list without including resistance bands, and luckily we have an entire range for you to choose from. Today, we’re going to keep things simple, and suggest starting off with our Advanced Toner. Pair one up with our Door Anchor and you have one of the most effective home workout tools. This tool can be used for both beginners or experts, helping you burn off that excess body fat from the Holiday, while building lean muscles from the comfort of your home. This resistance band will also help you increase coordination, boost stamina, flexibility, range of motion, and exercise different muscle groups, such as shoulder, arm, leg, butt, booty, etc. 

COREFX advanced toner in use with the door anchor
COREFX Advanced Toner with the COREFX Door Anchor

Strength

No need to overcrowd here. Instead, for starters invest in a few Dumbbells, Slam Ball, and Suspension Trainer. We would suggest starting off with 3 different ranges of dumbbell weights. Perhaps start with a lower weight, a middle weight and something quite challenging, yet achievable. This range of weights is a great starting point for your fitness journey, as these weights can be used in various exercises, and help motivate you to strive for more weight.

Male performing back rows with the COREFX Suspension Trainer
Back rows with the COREFX Suspension Trainer

Our Slam Ball is a staple in every gym, due to its ability to withstand the most intense workouts. Trust us when we say you can slam it, pound it, and whatever else to get rid of excess energy and pent-up frustration. Nothing sounds better right about now. Our Suspension Trainer is designed to provide you with a full body workout, using your own body weight as a means of resistance, making it an absolute home gym essential that can be used anywhere. 

Recovery

Recovery equipment is essential for your home gym. Kick off the year with our new Foam Recovery Equipment, such as our High Density Wave Foam Roller, Peanut Foam Massage Roller, or High Density Foam Massage Ball. These are all designed to help reduce muscle fatigue and soreness, speed up recovery, and enhance your overall muscular performance.

The COREFX Foam Roller Products
COREFX Foam Roller products

To end things off, we hope that reading this will help you gain a better understanding of what you truly want to get out of your daily workouts. Your fitness journey is a lifelong process, but with the home gym essentials and the passion to be better each day, anything is possible.

**Curious as to what specific workouts to do with our recommended COREFX fitness equipment? Make sure to stay tuned for our next blog, where we’ll be showing you some helpful tips and tricks! 

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