Everything Moms Need For a Great Work Out at Home

by Bethany Braun-Silva

Everything Moms Need For a Great Work Out at Home
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The best home gym equipment for working out indoors. 


Being stuck at home for weeks on end can wreak havoc on your mental and physical health. Prioritizing self-care can be as simple as scheduling time for an easy and effective workout each and every day. Moms, especially, need to take some time to help offset the mental load of working, helping kids with virtual learning, and everything else that comes with parenthood. 


Sadly, going to the gym, for a walk, or to a yoga class to decompress just aren’t options at this time. For now, we have to keep all our activities indoors where we are safe, and that includes our workouts.


To continue working out like you did prior to being confined to your home, all you need are a few pieces of home gym equipment to keep going. If you weren’t so great about working out, there’s no time like the present to start. Working out does wonders for your mental health, something moms need now more than ever. We’ve rounded up 10 awesome products so you can workout from home safely and effectively. They include dumbbells, resistance bands, ankle weights, and even a great workout DVD. 


We can’t stress enough how important it is for moms to take care of their bodies and minds while we navigate this new normal. Check out our 12 home gym essentials and make sure to take some time for yourself to sweat, stretch, and rest!



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Best Dumbells

AmazonBasics Neoprene Dumbbell Hand Weights


A good set of dumbbells are all you need for a great full-body workout. From lunges to squats and tricep dips to bicep curls, give us a pair of dumbbells and we are set. This set features a hexagon shape to prevent rolling and is covered in a vinyl coating to protect your floors and surfaces. We’re sort of digging the bright colors, too.

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Best Yoga Mat

Gaiam Yoga Mat


What’s a workout without a mat? We love this one because it’s lightweight but thick enough to support us during any exercise. It’s non-slip, non-toxic and comes in so many cool colors and designs. We could savasana on this thing for hours.

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Best Resistance Bands

URBNFit Long Fitness Bands


These heavy-duty resistance bands are great for at-home yoga, pilates, strength training, stretching, and more. They take up little room and come in a pack of three bands that range in resistance from 13 to 33lbs.

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Best Gloves

Dark Iron Work Out Gloves for Weight Lifting


These heavy-duty gloves protect your hands while lifting weights, cycling, and more. They are made from durable leather and have added wrist support.

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Best Ankle Weights

Bala Bangles


Ankle weights are a great way to kick your workout up a notch. You will torch more calories without even realizing it. The weights are easy to wear and super comfortable and don’t limit your range of motion at all. You can even wear these around the house even when we are not working out for an added boost.

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Best Jump Rope

Degol Skipping Rope


Get back to basics with this workout jump rope. Jumping rope is one of the simplest yet most effective ways to workout. Your heart rate will be soaring in no time and we love a jump rope because it takes up relatively no space. It’s also something fun we can do with our kids! This jump rope has over 12,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, making it an excellent choice for your workout routine.

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Best Fitness Tracker

Fitbit Versa


You may not be hitting 10,000 steps each day, but a fitness tracker is a great way to stay motivated, even while you’re home. In addition to tracking steps, the Fitbit Versa tracks sleep, heart rate and calories burned. It can also be synced to your phone and other smart devices, helping you to multitask like a pro.

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Best Pilates Ring

URBNFit Pilates Ring Fitness Circle


If you're missing pilates class, this ring has everything you need to tone and lengthen right at home. The ring is lightweight and durable and a free workout guide is included.

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Best Exercise Ball

URBNFit Exercise Ball


From crunches to lunges and even push ups, this exercise ball can help you with nearly any workout. It comes with an inflation pump as well as a workout guide. It’s made from an anti-burst material, so feel free to let your kids play with it when you’re not using it. Plus, it comes in five different sizes and nine different colors.

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Best Sliders

Elite Sportz Equipment Core Exercise Sliders


Sliders are excellent for working out at home because they don't take up a lot of space and provide you with a great full-body workout. These sliders work on any surface and come in five different colors.

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Best Indoor Bike

MYX Fitness Indoor Bike


Indoor bikes have become all the rage, even more so since we've been in quarantine. The MYX Fitness Bike is a more affordable option for having a comprehensive workout at home. The classes are lead by professional instructors and in addition to cycling classes, you can choose from cross-training, floor workouts, dance cardio, and more that are easy to do thanks to the 360-degree rotating tablet.

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Best Recovery Tool

Vybe Percussion Massage Gun


Ease those aching sore muscles with this massage gun that helps speed up your recovery time after an intense workout. The pulsing motion goes deep into your tissue to activate blood flow and loosen your muscles.