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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Being stuck at home for weeks on end can wreak havoc on your mental and physical health. Making self-care a priority can be as simple as scheduling time for an easy and effective workout each and every day. Moms everywhere are likely feeling overwhelmed by the fact that they are now home with their kids, unable to leave the house, and the pressure can really start to add up.


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 10 home gym essentials and make sure to take some time for yourself to sweat, stretch and rest!



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Best Dumbells

Fitness Gear Neoprene Dumbbell


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 hot pink color, 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

Fitness Gear Power 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 light to heavy.

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Best Weighted Gloves

Werk It 2-pound Weighted Gloves


Throw these weighted gloves on while making breakfast, and voila! You just completed a low-impact arm workout. We also love these gloves for amping up our cardio and increasing the resistance in our strength training.

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Best Ankle Weights

Ignite Ankle Weights


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. We wear these around the house even when we are not working out for an added boost.

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Best Jump Rope

Nike Fundamental Speed 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!

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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 Foam Roller

TriggerPoint Foam Roller


Sore muscles don’t stand a chance with this foam roller. Use this to get rid of knots and kinks, as well as to improve muscle mobility and flexibility. Plus, the roller is made with high-density expanded polypropylene that will never lose its shape.

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Best Exercise Ball

Fitness Gear 65 cm Premium Stability 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.

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Best Workout DVD

ZENGA Power and Strength DVD


Get your zen on with this workout DVD. It’s the second best thing to actually being in a yoga class and you can work strength training and core stability while focusing and energizing your mind.