10 Must-Haves That Will Level Up Your Home Workouts

Because we know you're starting your fitness journey.

Home Workout Equipment
ILLUSTRATION Warren Espejo

(SPOT.ph) We all know how the story goes: a new year starts and you decide that it’s the perfect time to work on some healthy habits. You motivate yourself by shopping for cute workout gear so you can hit the gym and begin your road to fitness...only this time, you’d probably rather do your workouts at home, for safety's sake. Just in case you wanted to gear up to make your home workouts feel a little more legit, we list a few must-haves to make sure you get the most out of your exercise time without having to leave the comforts of home.

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Check out these 10 finds you can use to elevate Home Workout Equipment:

Wrist Weights (P1,800) from Gym Gal

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Amp up your home workouts with these chic wrist weights from Gym Gal. They come in the prettiest colors: Pink, Matcha, Gray, Caramel, and Aqua. The wrist weights come in pairs and weigh a pound each, adding a bit of intensity to your workout sessions. Adding some weights around your wrists can help you burn fat and build muscle. You can wear them around your ankles, too, during leg day.

Available online.

Ultimate Booty Band LEVEL 1 (P695/each) from Booty Band

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One way you can intensify your workouts without having to work with weights is making use of resistance bands like these colorful bands from Booty Band. It works by adding external resistance that your muscles can push against, helping you strengthen and tone your body. The bands come in different resistance levels and feature anti-slip grips inside—no need to keep adjusting the bands to put them in place. Best part is it won’t require too much space to store and to use!

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Lightning Speed Rope (P358) from Manila Athletica

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If you need a good round of cardio, consider incorporating a jump rope into your workout routine. It’s a good way to warm up quickly and get your heart pumping for the rest of your workout—not to mention, it’s a fun (and effective!) way to burn some calories! This jump rope from Manila Athletica features aluminum alloy handles that are molded to provide a better grip. The jump rope also has a special bearing that lets you achieve optimal speed so you can get the most out of your sweat session.

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Grip Mat Pro (P3,999) from Sumati Yoga

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Perfect for yoga newbies, Sumati Yoga’s Grip Mat Pro is designed with alignment markings that serve as a guide to make sure your body stays in the right position when holding poses. It also features positive affirmations on each corner to help you uplift your energy and be in the moment. Apart from its functional design, the yoga mats are also eco-friendly because they’re made from 100% recyclable natural rubber and eco-polyurethane.

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Motion Block (P800/piece, P1,500/set of two) from Elo Athletics

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These yoga blocks from Elo Athletics are an easy way to add more variations to your workout routine. Apart from being great accessories for beginner yogis, yoga blocks can add stability and also deepen some positions and stretches, so you can make the most out of your session. These yoga blocks are made of cork, which is naturally antimicrobial, making them easy-peasy to maintain.

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12 Lbs. Adjustable Kettlebell (P1,599) from The Sweat Club

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This adjustable kettlebell from The Sweat Club is perfect for those who live in small spaces and have limited space to store workout equipment. You can configure it to weigh from five pounds to 12 pounds, so you can choose to intensify your workouts by adding more plates to the kettlebell. Don't you just love its compact shape?

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Exercise Ball With Air Pump (P833) from Camel

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Get yourself an exercise ball if you’re a fan of stretching exercises. It’s good for people who suffer from chronic back pain, too! This 55-centimeter exercise ball from Camel can also be used to switch up your mat exercise routine and deepen your stretches, improving blood circulation and mobility.

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Pilates Toning Dumbbells Twin-Pack (starts at P230) from Decathlon

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Adding some weights to your workouts is one surefire way to level-up your usual routine and strengthen your body. These dumbbells from Decathlon come in pairs and are available from 500 grams to five kilograms. You can use them when you’re doing lunges, squats, bench presses, floor presses, Russian twists, et cetera. The additional weight can help burn more calories while building more muscle—perfect if you're ready to tone up!

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Balance Training Board Set (P4,200) from Balbo

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For something that’s fun and a little different, this balance training board from Balbo is a cool workout to try at home. It'll help you strengthen your core and make you feel like you’re actually riding waves—perfect for those who miss being in the ocean! The set comes with a roller, a grip, and a free protective mat so you can practice conveniently in your bedroom without scratching the floor.

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Foam Roller (P810) from Active

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Don’t forget that it’s important for your body and your muscles to recover before your next workout session, so consider getting yourself a foam roller like this one from Active. It’s designed with grids and points that mimic the feeling of hands and fingertips massaging your body, helping ease and relax tight muscles so you’ll be in tip-top shape for your next workout.

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