This resource page is where I keep a list of all the items I find essential to working out. These are items I use weekly, if not daily, and would not be able to maintain a fitness routine without. Let me know if you have any questions about them!
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Workout plan. Walking into the gym without a plan makes you inefficient and does not help you make gains. This 5 Week Health & Fitness Plan gives you daily choices in workouts, a health journal, and a weekly nutrition focus so you can be efficient and focused.
Warm Up and Cool Down Guide. Too often, I see people just jumping into workouts without a proper warm up. Once they finish their last rep or interval, they head out the gym without a cool down. Your body will feel so much better with a solid warm up and cool down. Get your FREE guide here, print it out, take a picture on your phone, and bring it with you to your next workout.
Bowflex Dumbbells. I am obsessed with these dumbbells. Rob and I debated for a long time on which ones to get, but these won out in all the reviews. They go down to 5 pounds and up to 55 pounds, which means both Rob and I can use them for a quality workout. Plus, they outweigh the cost of a monthly gym membership!
Gaiam Sol Yoga Mat. I rarely do yoga, but I do complete a good amount of floor work with push ups, planks, core work, and stretching. This mat is thick enough and does not get slippery when sweaty or slip around underneath you.
Nalgene Reusable water bottle. Wherever I am, my water bottle is. It is the only way I stay hydrated throughout the day. I opt for the 32 ounce size and Rob loves his 48 ounce size. We also use this scrub brush to regularly clean them.
Garmin GPS Watch. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know how often I use my Garmin watch. Whether running, hiking, or just out for a slow walk with Zoey, I am wearing it 95% of the time. It has a lap feature, alerts you to your mile time, and saves your distance and pace history.
Fitbit. My Fitbit and I are in a relationship. When I do not wear it to work, I feel as if there is no point to get up and add more steps (i.e. take that extra trip to the copier). Just like our GPS, having a Fitbit on encourages me to see how far I can get and gives me a little competition. I use the Fitbit One as I do not like having things on my wrist. This little guy fits in my pocket, hooks onto my sports bra, and does not get in the way of daily activities.
Yurbuds. I absolutely adore my Yurbuds and have been through two pairs of the them already (since I lost the first one). They are the only earbuds I have found that fit my ears, actually stay in place through both running and plyometric workouts, do not make my ears hurt after a short time, and have good sound quality.
Trianium Armband. In keeping with workout safety and avoiding workout boredom, I use this armband for my phone. It stays in place, is adjustable, and can be thrown in the washing machine. Plus, it fits with my OtterBox case, so I do not have to take it out to use the armband.
Fit Planner. Keeping track of your workouts can be extremely eye opening and motivating. This FREE Fit Planner allows you to do just that while adding in motivational quotes, goals, and other notes from your day.
Weight Bar. I was gifted a weight bar during a blogging retreat. At first, I thought it was silly, but have since found it a regular part of my workout routine. Mine is 15 pounds, which I find sufficient for the work I do with it like dead lifts, step ups, rows, curls, etc.
ProForm Treadmill. For years, I always got sad during the cold, dark, snowy winter months for not being able to head outside to run (I am a bit of a cold weather wuss). Rob found an inexpensive second hand Proform treadmill online and gifted it to me a few Christmases ago. Having a space to run, walk, or do intervals is game changing during those cold, dark days. If you can make the splurge, this is the dream treadmill.