5 Affordable and Surprisingly Fun Exercise Equipment

Did you know that boring workouts can sabotage your fitness goals? Think about it: You can only force yourself to commit to that workout you despise for so long. It’ll be a matter of time before you throw in the towel and call it quits. However, when you have an enjoyable and engaging workout, you’re more likely to stay consistent with your fitness goals. Scroll down to see how you can have a blast working out without emptying the money jar.

Why Should I Be Exercising?

Starting an exercise routine is one of the best things you can do for your health. Exercise strengthens your bones and muscles, which helps prevent falls and any injuries that may result. Exercise also helps us get longer, deeper, quality sleep. Another somewhat underrated benefit of breaking a sweat is how stress-relieving it can be.

Learn more about the health benefits of exercise here.

Sweaty Smiles on a Tight Budget

Does the thought of exercising make you shrivel? If so, it’s time to switch up your routine and explore other exercise equipment. Below is a list of 5 wallet-friendly exercise equipment that can make working out fun.

1. Mini-Trampoline

No list of fun exercise equipment would be complete without the mini-trampoline! The mini-trampoline can help you get cardio while also providing strength gains. Some exercises to try include jump squats, explosive push-ups, and dips.

2. Medicine Balls

Medicine balls add a fun twist to exercises typically performed with dumbbells or barbells. For example, lying down and tossing a medicine ball works the same muscles as a bench press.

3. Balance Board

The balance board gets you more engaged by having to perfect your form to maintain balance. You can do squats and lunges, but you can also do standing exercises like dumbbell bicep curls, shoulder presses, and more.

4. Glide Discs

Glide discs are a must if you’re looking for a way to get an effective workout while traveling or staying at a hotel. Despite how simple they are, glide discs leave no muscle untouched. Glide discs can be used for push-ups, planks, glute bridges, and squats.

5. Dip Bars

Looking for a way to work out your whole body? Then dip bars are for you. Lightweight and portable, you can do pull-ups, chin-ups, incline push-ups, and dips wherever you go.

Safety Comes First

If there’s any exercise equipment you’ve never tried before, keep your exercises low-intensity and focus on form. If you’ve never used a medicine ball, stick with a lighter weight and go from there. And for the dip bars and the mini-trampoline, always read the safety and instruction manual.

No More Boring Workouts

It’s possible to make exercise fun while staying on a budget. Whether you go for the dip bars or the balance board, you’ll feel well-assured that you can get an effective workout without breaking the piggy bank.

Which exercise equipment makes you smile? Let me know in the comments below.

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