Your Home Gym Equipment Guide

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LEVEL UP YOUR HOME WORKOUTS

With our virtual class schedule now a mainstay at Castle Hill Fitness, home workouts have become a regular part of daily living. While our Workout Pods and their accompanying equipment are always here for your physically-distant gym days, it can’t hurt to ensure your home workouts are equally as effective. Investing in a few key props will help add that extra ‘oomph’ to your at-home fitness routine.

So what do you need for your home gym? That all depends on how you like to exercise at home! Our guide will help you determine how to outfit your home gym – and what do you know, all these items are conveniently available in our Online Prop Shop! Our stock has plenty of the essentials that your workout practice needs, whether it’s Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Fitness, and even for Self-Therapy. 

YOUR HOME GYM ESSENTIALS

 

Cork Block

YOGA BLOCK

The Yoga Block has so many amazing uses! Blocks are most often incorporated into a fitness practice for support in poses. The three levels of height in blocks offer customization in the level of support. Blocks are also used to isolate and specifically target specific muscle groups. 

Pro Tip: To spice up leg lifts, place a block in your thighs to engage the inner thigh muscles. 

Ideal for: Yoga, Fitness, Therapy + Recovery

Hex Dumbbells

DUMBBELLS

Is a home gym really complete without dumbbells? Perfect for building muscle, strength, metabolic rate, and stamina. It’s recommended to have weight options, light and heavy.

Ideal for: Fitness, Pilates, Barre, Yoga

 

Resistance Bands for at-home Workout equipment

RESISTANCE TUBES

Incorporate an important resistance element to your workouts using the suspension trainers and your bodyweight! These straps can be used anywhere as long as you have access to strong support (such as a beam, tree, or door). With suspension trainers, you can work every muscle group in your body, at whatever intensity you wish.  

Ideal for: Fitness

 

Therabands for At Home Fitness Equipment

LOOP EXERCISE RESISTANCE BAND

These portable bands are sold at different resistance levels, ranging from extra light to ultra-heavy (lighter bands are longer and easier to stretch, shorter, thicker bands are much more difficult to stretch). Resistance bands can be used on their own, or are a great supplement to another exercise (wear a band around your calves while doing deadlifts to add some spice to your legs).

Ideal for: Fitness, Pilates, Barre, Yoga

Pilates Ball

PILATES BALL

This mini stability ball is a great tool for recruiting subtle small muscles that are hard to access. The Pilates ball can be used in a variety of poses – lying down, sitting, or standing – to challenge your muscles and work on balance. 

Ideal for: Pilates, Barre, Yoga

Pilates Ring

PILATES RING

Pilates Rings are great for adding resistance and strengthening target areas in both the upper and lower body. Tones and firms abdominals, arm, leg, and back muscles and improves overall muscle tone, endurance, and coordination. 

Ideal for: Fitness, Pilates, Barre, Yoga

 

YOGA BOLSTER

The bolster adds a great layer of support during yoga, meditation, or relaxation. These props are firm enough to hold your body weight while being soft enough to promote relaxation. 

Ideal for: Yoga

Fitness Yoga Mat

MAT

A functional mat keeps you stable and supported throughout your practice while minimizing the impact of moves you do. A mat with thick material is ideal, to provide cushioning and support for your joints and spine. 

Ideal for: Fitness, Pilates, Barre, Yoga


THERAPY ESSENTIALS

Don’t forget about your self-care either! Recovery and stretching is an equally important aspect of exercising, so it stands to reason that you need tools to help in that regard too.

Foam Block

BLOCK

Yoga blocks are also a great tool to use in Restorative yoga practice. Positioning a block in the right place will increase the benefits of somatic poses and elongate stretches. 

MASSAGE THERAPY BALLS

These are used to help achieve muscle and tension release for all parts of the body. The “bumpy” textured surface also promotes sensory stimulation and is perfect for manual dexterity exercises. You can use these little props to achieve muscle and tension release for all parts of the body!

High Density Foam Roller

FOAM ROLLER

A must-have for post-workout recovery! Foam roller exercises provide gentle massaging and stretching that releases built-up tension, promotes muscle repair, loosens stiffness, and elongates and aligns the skeletal system. 

We offer a virtual Foam Rolling class three times a week on our class schedule. Grab your foam roller and join us! 

 

Don’t see your favorite props on this list, or in our Shop? Try some clever Prop Swaps with common household items and get the same results. 

Ready to level up your home gym and expand all your fitness possibilities? 

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