Marie Claire Mag: Get The Most Out Of Your Home Workouts With These Fitness Essentials

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If you're missing your gym sessions and fitness classes while self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic, there's no need to fret. These days, there's a smorgasbord of different workout tools available that are suitable for use from the comfort of your own home and will have you achieving your fitness goals in no time.

Whether you're a Pilates fan or love a solid HIIT sesh, there's a fitness tool suited to every type of workout.

Below, we've rounded up some of the best at-home workout product picks. 

Resistance Bands

Booty Bands

Booty Band Co. Australia Booty Bands (Set of 5), $39.95, available at

If you want to add some extra loading on your muscles but don't have access to weights at home, resistance bands are a great alternative that will help you make your exercises more challenging and assist with muscle activation.

Yoga Mat

Yellow Willow yoga mat

Yellow Willow Yoga Mat in Violet, $109, available at

Besides being ideal for yoga practice, a decent mat will also come in handy for doing Pilates, stretching and general body weight mat exercises. This high-density mat from Yellow Willow will provide you with a comfortable, non-slip surface and it's made from biodegradable and recyclable materials.

Yoga Block

Lululemon Yoga Block

Lululemon Lift and Lengthen Yoga Block, $19, available at

Contrary to popular opinion, yoga blocks aren't just for beginner yogis. The prop can be used to provide support during poses for the head, hips and limbs as well being used to achieve a deeper range in postures.

Skipping Rope

GND Skipping Rope

GND Skipping Rope, $39.95, available at

A favourite of boxers, the humble skipping rope is an inexpensive tool for improving your cardiovascular fitness. Provided there's enough space around you for the rope to swing, it can be used be pretty much anywhere - perhaps just avoid skipping late at night if you live in an apartment!


Iron Edge

Iron Edge Pro Grade Kettlebells, $245, available at

If you're looking to burn fat, increase endurance and strength, you should consider adding some kettlebell sets into your workout. Kettlebell exercises combine weight training with cardio while strengthening your core at the same time.

Glider Discs

Glider Discs

Fitazfk Glider Discs, $25, available at

If you don't already own a set of glider discs, now is the time to invest. This versatile workout tool can be used for a heap of different toning exercises to work everything from your arms to your core. Best of all, the discrete size takes up hardly any room while being stored away.

Fit Ball

Celsius Fit Ball

Celsius Fit Ball, $24.95, available at

From crunches to pushups, there's a slew of exercises you can take up a notch to challenge your stabilising muscles using a fit ball. If you're recovering from an injury, it's also great as a rehabilitation tool especially for those overcoming back injuries.


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