If you spend a lot time traveling, you might find it hard to take your gym kit with you. Fortunately, there are plenty of accessories and products designed for those who are always on the go.
If you are often away from home or traveling, and hate to miss a workout, then portable workout products can help you stay fit and healthy, wherever you are. From inflatable exercise balls to resistance bands that fit in your pocket, here are five workout accessories to use on the go.
Yoga mats are the basis of your workout. They provide a cushioned base to protect both the flooring and your body, and are also super versatile. As well as being used for your yoga practices, a yoga mat can be used in a variety of workouts and exercises, making them an essential. They come in many different lengths, widths, colors, and designs, and can be rolled up, packed away, and are incredibly lightweight, which makes them the perfect traveling companion.
A running belt doesn’t just have to be used when you are running. They are very handy for storage and keeping all of your important items safe, such as your phone and keys. They can also be used to enhance your safety, as they can have reflective material to heighten your visibility. You can also get weighted running belts, which will add an extra layer to your workout. Some even have drinks holders to keep your water bottle in, which allows you to keep your hands free and stay hydrated during your run, hike, walk, or workout.
These are designed to simulate weightlifting, without the weights. Resistance bands are versatile, strong, and flexible bands that hold varying degrees of tension. They can be incorporated into a variety of positions and exercises, allowing you to take your workout to the next level. They are lightweight and barely take up any room, which means they are also ideal to travel with.
Exercise balls are another versatile workout tool that can be used in a variety of ways. They can help stability, agility, and are great for balance exercises. When inflated they take up a lot of room, so the inflatable version is great to travel with, as it can be deflated to fit into your bag or car. You can also find ones that come with a pump, so you don’t have to waste your breath blowing them up!
If you want to keep lifting weights but don’t want to travel with heavy loads, then water-filled weights may be the perfect option for you. Dumb-bells can be used in a variety of workouts and exercises, making them a versatile product to invest in. Hydro weights can be traveled with, giving you the benefits of dumb-bells without the added weight. The handles are lightweight, and there are options to make the weights adjustable with additional hydro weights added on.
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