Even when you work remotely, getting some exercise at home is super important — especially if you find you can't get to the gym regularly. Just slap on your best Apple Watch and start progressing on your rings every day. With so many resources and apps to help you find a workout routine, it's easy to find something that uses no equipment, some equipment, or lots of equipment. Regardless of what workout routine you want to implement while you work from home, there are bound to be some items that you could use to get your sweat on.
A good mat
A good mat isn't just for yoga. The BalanceFrom GoYoga all-purpose mat is easy to clean, easy to store, and easy on the wallet. Plus, it's a little thicker than a lot of yoga mats, making it extra comfortable when you're going through your workout routine.
Join the resistance!
Resistance bands are great for so many home workouts to add extra resistance and make you really feel the burn. The Letsfit resistance bands are color-coded and come in five different levels of resistance. They even come with a little carrying case, so you can take the bands with you wherever you go!
Find your balance
A balance board is a great way to work on your balance while also working out your core muscles. Plus, if you have a standing desk, you can use one while you work. The FluidStance balance board is made from recycled tires, and the rubber won't mess up or scratch your floors.
Available with either a belt or a chain, the Sunny Health and Fitness stationary bike is a perfect compact indoor cycling machine. The easily adjustable seat makes sure you can get comfortable as you ride, and the bike weighs 50 pounds, making sure it won't slide around while you're on a power spin.
Covert your bike
If you already have a bike, the Sportneer bike trainer stand can easily convert your bicycle into a stationary workout machine. The six different resistance settings and a quick-release lever make it easy to get your sweat on whenever you want. Plus, all the stand's moving parts are built with noise reduction in mind, so you should have a smooth and quiet ride.
Get swole while you work from home with the CAP Barbell hex dumbell weight set. It comes with five pairs of dumbells, from 5-25 pounds, making it easy to use for all sorts of different exercises. The hex weights are texturized to ensure a better grip in your hand, and they even come with a tower stand, so you can always have your weights ready to go when it's time to shred.
Roll it out
Foam rollers are a great way to massage your muscles after a tough workout, improve balance, or even help achieve stretches you couldn't do otherwise. The AmazonBasics foam roller is made from high-density foam, so even after repeated use, it won't lose its shape or firmness.
Under your desk elliptical
Who says you can't sit down at your desk and workout? The DeskCycle Ellipse is an under-the-desk elliptical that will have you burning calories as you work. With eight different resistance settings and quiet, smooth gliding pedals, the DeskCycle Ellipse is barely noticeable.
Find a routine that works for you
Not everyone can do the same workout and get results when they exercise at home, which is why it's important to find a routine that works for you. Whether it's through fitness apps or just your own knowledge, there are lots of different tools you can use at home to get a good workout.
A good yoga mat is the most useful workout tool for most people, so picking up a BalanceFrom GoYoga All-Purpose Mat is a great choice. You don't have to do yoga to make use of it since plenty of home exercises like squats, push-ups, planks, and more can make use of a good yoga mat.
If you have the money, the Sunny Health and Fitness stationary bike is a great compact bike that will help you burn many calories whenever you want. Biking is a wonderful form of exercise and is very easy on your knees, so biking is a great option if you have bad knees. Alternatively, if you already have a bike, the Sportneer bike trainer stand is an easy (and cheaper) way to ride inside.
Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way.
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