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I know, I’m right there with you. I’ve found it difficult to work out too. Why? Stress. But don’t worry! Sometimes all you need is a little convenience to get you jump-started (yes I’m talking to myself). Here is a list of the 14 essential items you’ll need to get your home gym fully stocked and ready for you to kick your New Years resolution’s ass. Let’s do it together?

Yoga Mat

Gaiam Yoga Mat – Premium 6mm Print Extra Thick

Gaiam Yoga Mat - Premium 6mm Print Extra Thick Non Slip Exercise & Fitness Mat for All Types of Yoga

I don’t know if you remember what laying on the ground feels like, but it’s not pleasant. Do yourself a favor and pick up an extra thick yoga mat. Keep that tailbone padded. We both know we’ll be hurting enough as is.

Resistance Bands

Exercise Workout Bands for Women and Men, 5 Set of Stretch Bands

 Resistance Bands, Exercise Workout Bands for Women and Men

Pumping irons is cool and all, but sometimes bulging biceps isn’t the only goal. Resistance bands help target different muscles and keep your joints safe. Useful for all kinds of exercises, wherever you find yourself. Remember, convenience. 

Jump Rope

Tangle-Free Rapid Speed Jumping Rope Cable with Ball Bearings

Jump Rope, Tangle-Free Rapid Speed Jumping Rope Cable with Ball Bearings for Women, Men and Kids, Adjustable Foam Handles Steel Jump Ropes for Fitness,Black

Too rainy to go for a run? Just don’t want to? Don’t worry, teleport yourself back to a time before the crushing stress of adulthood obliterated any sense of joy you once had with a jump rope! Just like old times. It’ll feel so nostalgic.

Dumbbells

Lifepro Adjustable Dumbbell – 5-in-1, 25lb dumbbell Adjustable Free Weights Plates and Rack

Lifepro Adjustable Dumbbell - 5-in-1, 25lb dumbell Adjustable Free Weights Plates and Rack - Hand Weights for Women and Men - Adjustable Weights

This is the most expensive item on this list, so I apologize ahead of time. However, space is limited for a lot of us. Adjustable dumbbells are a great compromise to be able to get in a good workout while only filling up a small piece of your space. Convenience comes at a price sometimes.

Pull Up Bar

Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Doorway Pull Up Bar

Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Doorway Pull Up Bar and Portable Gym System

Once we’ve dropped a few of those covid pounds, pull-ups are a must-do exercise for the old back n bis. I wouldn’t suggest just any plain old pull-up bar. This one can be used for pull-ups, sit-ups, and push-ups.

Kettlebell

Yes4All Vinyl Coated Kettlebell Weights

Yes4All Vinyl Coated Kettlebell Weights, Weight Available: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 Lb - Strength Training Kettlebells for Weightlifting, Conditioning, Strength & Core Training

Looking for stronger forearms and grip strength? Kettlebells are your ticket to not fitting into your long sleeves any longer. Is it true that forearms are one of the most desired parts of a body by ladies? Who knows but let's take any motivation we can get.

Workout Bench

FLYBIRD Adjustable Bench, Utility Weight Bench for Full Body Workout

FLYBIRD Adjustable Bench,Utility Weight Bench for Full Body Workout- Multi-Purpose Foldable incline/decline Bench

Nothing sexy here. Just a bench. We’ll need one of these for chest exercises. If you don’t want to do those, move right along.

Foam Roller

Amazon Basics High-Density Round Foam Roller

 Amazon Basics High-Density Round Foam Roller for Exercise, Massage, Muscle Recovery - 12", 18", 24", 36"

There are loads of foam roller types to choose from. This one here is as plain as they come. For you and I just getting back into the swing of things, it’s perfect.

Ab Roller

EnterSports AB Wheel Roller, 6-in-1 Exercise Roller Wheel Kit

EnterSports AB Wheel Roller, 6-in-1 Exercise Roller Wheel Kit with Knee Pad, Resistance Bands, Pad Push Up Bars Handles Grips , Perfect Home Gym Equipment

If you’re feeling adventurous, like you’ve mastered the art of the plank, it’s time to introduce the wheel roller. Hit all four layers of the abdominal muscles all at once.

Booty Bands

Exercise Workout Bands, Resistance Bands

Exercise Workout Bands, Resistance Bands for Women, 3 Levels Booty Bands for Legs and Butt

This one here is pretty self explanatory. Aside from the obvious reasons to workout a butt, strong butts mean healthier knees and less back pain. Booty bands are a great way to help you increase strength!

Blender Bottle

BlenderBottle Shaker Bottle Pro Series Perfect for Protein Shakes and Pre Workout

BlenderBottle Shaker Bottle Pro Series Perfect for Protein Shakes and Pre Workout, 24-Ounce, Black

Look. If we’re getting serious about our fitness this year, protein needs to be on the menu. Protein powder is a great way to supplement a diet that you and I both know hasn’t been up to standard.

Ankle Weights

Sportneer Adjustable Ankle Weights 1 Pair

Sportneer Adjustable Ankle Weights 1 Pair 2 4 6 8 10 Lbs Leg Weight Straps for Women Men Kids, Weighted Ankle Weights Set for Gym,Fitness, Workout,Walking

If you aren’t weighted down enough by your 9 to 5, adding a little extra weight to your ankles is a great way to build some extra muscle while doing your leg lifts, jump roping, or walking on a treadmill. This pair here can go up to 5lbs per ankle.

Stepper

Yes4All Aerobic Exercise Workout Step Platform

Yes4All Aerobic Exercise Workout Step Platform Health Club Size with 4 Adjustable Risers Included and Extra Risers Options

Burn some extra calories with a stepper! Easy to use, just step up and off. If you don’t have a staircase in your home, this is the next best thing.

Medicine Ball

Yes4All Slam Balls (Black, Blue, Teal, Orange & Glossy) 10-40lbs for Strength and Crossfit Workout

Yes4All Slam Balls (Black, Blue, Teal, Orange & Glossy) 10-40lbs for Strength and Crossfit Workout – Slam Medicine Ball

Funnily enough, the taste of medicine is actually not as bad as the taste of pure pain while using a medicine ball. Of course, pain is gain. Or at least that’s the lie we all tell ourselves. Either way, we’re going to need one of these for those Russian twists

And there we have it! Now that you have all your equipment, this year's fitness goals should be a breeze. Let's both kick some ass and feel fit, healthy, and above all, confident in who we are.