Want to up your fitness routine? Don’t sweat it! I have some amazing activewear and fitness gear picks to help you kill your at-home workouts! These leggings are THE BEST! They come in inclusive sizes (XXS to 6XL) and are consciously made from recycled materials. They are true to size (I wear a small)! You won’t have to constantly pull them up as you exercise because they are compressive. The brand also produces sports bras and a few other basics. While I love my Girlfriend Collective leggings, they are a bit pricey. They’re less than the very popular Lululemon Align Leggings, but more than the Zella Live In High Waist Leggings. I buy the Zella leggings every year during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. They have over 6,000 reviews with a 4.6 out of 5 star rating. This year they’re on sale for $39! Find out more about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale here. In these hotter month, you might prefer shorts over leggings. I’ve been wearing these running shorts non-stop during quarantine. I love that they’re mid rise. These bike shorts are super cute too!
Due to Covid-19, many of us are adjusting our work out routine. If you’re trying to stay away from the gym, there are lots of affordable products you can grab to help you stay fit at home. There are also tons of free HIIT (high intensity interval training) videos on youtube if you’re looking to increase your cardio at home. If you’re interested in strength training, these resistance bands that you can anchor in a door AND these resistance loop bands are great tools for a number of exercises. Because more people are working out at home, tons of affordable dumbbell sets have sold out. Luckily, I found these ones at Walmart if you’re interested in a lightweight set. If you want to simply add a little resistance as you walk, run, do yoga, etc. – Bala Bangles (as seen on “Shark Tank”) are a great sleek-looking option. They are constantly selling out on their website, but Urban Outfitters has some of the 1 lb. set in stock. An exercise ball is also a great tool for ab exercises because it puts less strain on your back. This ball can also double as a desk chair for your at home office if you want to work on your posture and core strength. Post-workout, cool down with a foam roller. Foam rollers help reduce muscle tightness, soreness, and inflammation, while increasing your range of motion.
I have the hardest time staying hydrated throughout the day. Carrying a water bottle around (even if it’s just around the house) is a great reminder to drinks some H2O. This water bottle is probably one of the most popular right now. It’s double wall vacuum insulation keeps drinks cold for an extended period of time (great for hiking or road trips) AND keeps hot drinks warm. I recommend also getting the sports cap (I hate unscrewing wide mouth water bottles while I’m exercising) OR you can buy this slightly more expensive version that comes with the sports cap (straw lid).
Wherever you’re at in your wellness journey, I hope you find these tips helpful!