Home Workout Devices To Level Up Your Gym: Cardio, Resistance Training & Recovery
With Covid-19 restrictions extended and gyms remaining closed during the new year, it may be hard to maintain a regular exercise routine while staying motivated. If you’re looking to incorporate more workouts or complete more exercise goals this year, consider adding a few home workout devices and equipment to help you stay on track—even if you’re forced to be at home all day.
From interactive gym devices, to challenging cardio machines, we're listing the best home workout equipment for you to level up your home gym in 2021.
Garmin Tacx NEO 2T Smart Trainer
For the days when you don’t want to leave the house and find a proper cycling trail (but still want to spend some quality time on your bike), Garmin’s Tacx NEO 2T Smart Trainer is a cycling trainer that allows you to ride and train in the comfort of your own home.
Put one of their real-life videos on as you train to pretend you’re riding through the steep hills of the Alps. To make it more realistic, the trainer also provides a simulated incline option to make you feel as though you’re actually there yourself. Compatible with training apps such as TrainerRoad and Zwift, you can track your training progress on your Garmin bike computer and plan out your training days to reach game day goals.
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WalkingPad R1 Pro
WalkingPad R1 is Xiaomi’s new and improved portable treadmill that will help you save space and keep your home feeling tidy. While getting a traditional treadmill may feel like a heavy commitment to most, the WalkingPad R1 takes away those worries entirely thanks to its foldable function.
Built with an in-built safety system that automatically stops if no movement is detected on the belt, you can also add on the detachable handlebar to give you an extra layer of stability for your runs.
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Tempo Studio AI Home Gym
If you’re a fan of instructor-led classes, or if you’re a die-hard ClassPass user, you’d love Tempo, an AI-operated gym equipment that counts your reps, measures your progress, corrects incorrect form and gives you personalised advice to help you perfect your technique and routine.
The machine comes with hundreds of classes from body-weight exercises, strength training classes, mobility and recovery classes. To build up your home gym, the Tempo store also sells everything from weighted lplates, barbells to foam rollers.
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The Peloton bike may be the one with the cult following, but the brand’s treadmill is not to be overlooked either. An all-in-one Barry’s Bootcamp class in one machine, the Peloton Tread+ brings together running and strength training.
The Peloton Tread+ comes with 67 inches of running space, a 32’ HD touchscreen and access to thousands of Peloton classes from running, strength, yoga and more. If you’re sharing the machine with your family, you can even create individual profiles to track progress and goals separately with their all-access membership. If you’re just starting to build up your home gym, opt for the Tread+ Essentials package, Tread+ Works or the Tread+ Family package which includes additional accessories such as dumbbells, resistance bands, yoga mats, JBL X Peloton earbuds, heart rate monitors and more.
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JaxJox KettlebellConnect 2.0
This six-in-one digital kettlebell is fully adjustable, using JaxJox’s unique bullet stacking system that allows users to change the weight from 5.5kg to 19kg in seconds. Equipped with real-time performance tracking and reporting, you can easily measure your progress by average power, heart rate, workout consistency, steps and bodyweight on the JaxJox app.
One kettlebell is all you need for an intense workout session. Use it in your own exercise routine, or follow along with one of Jaxjox’s personal training classes for extra motivation.
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The OG massage gun brand that all athletes swear by, Theragun Pro is the brand’s professional-grade massage gun that will soothe all your muscle tension and knots within minutes.
Use it after an intense workout session and release stress and tension in your body with this powerful tool, and don’t forget to utilise the Smart App, which integrates with Apple Health and Google fit to suggest guided routines for smarter recovery.
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JaxJox Foam RollerConnect
If you’re not too familiar with your way around a foam roller, JaxJox’s Foam RollerConnect can help. The smart foam roller features five vibration intensities to help you recover faster while the JaxJox app helps you to pre-programme foam rolling activities to help match your workout and improve mobility.
The app uses a special algorithm to recommend a personalised foam rolling duration and intensity depending on what exercise you did recently and what muscle group you want to tackle first.
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