Gift Guide | Ideas for the Home Gym

Happy December!  I know everyone is saying it, but I can’t believe it’s already December. It’s time for the mad rush of gatherings, gift buying and stress.  I’m starting the month with my Gift Guide Series, something I’ve thought long and hard about.  There won’t be an onslaught of guides coming from me but the ones I do share will be beneficial to your body and mind (and maybe your taste buds).  Like this one, a guide to building your home gym.  I’m far from fit, but I do know the power of exercise and that’s why I feel good sharing this post.  So, here goes…

I’ve asked fitness lover (and fellow Woodlander) Robin Savala to help with my first ever Gift Guide, Ideas for the Home Gym.  Robin has built up her own home gym from scratch.  She started with just a set of dumbbells and a stability ball.  She’s gradually added other equipment to the mix and was interviewed by Garage Gym Life for her dedication to her home gym. She often posts her garage workouts on her Instagram account. Her videos are always motivating and fun to watch!

Obliques today! You can’t tell but my arms were shaking on the TRX! 💪🏼😅#garagegym #garagesweat #garagefit #happyfriday ❤️

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Today she is sharing her list of gifts to give yourself or that someone special who wants to create or add on to their own home gym.

$25 and under

Resistance Bands for versatility, these are my favorite from B-Force.  Here’s one of Robin’s band workouts.

Stability balls are great for their versatility and price point.

$75 and under

Also from B-Force, Gym in a bag.  These bags come with different weight options, can be used indoors and outdoors. Targets upper and lower body. It really is a gym in a bag!

$100 under

A Weight bench is a great addition to any home gym. Work great with dumbbells and bands. Standard weight bench at Dick’s is now $79.99, or upgrade for future barbell purchases with this weight bench, on sale for $99.99

Over $100

A variety of dumbbells is essential in a home gym! Start out with 2 or 3 sets of weights and add to your collection as your needs/strength change.

If you have a questions for Robin feel free to contact her through her Instagram account.  Leave a comment below if you have other suggestions for us.

*Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise prescription.

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