With the winter temperatures here, many of us are opting for home workouts using our own low-impact workout gear. If just the thought of running, jumping jacks and burpees make your knees ache, you’d likely benefit from a low-impact workout. Low-impact workouts focus on fluid motions that are gentle on your joints. A good indicator that a workout is low-impact is that one foot will always remain on the ground during any movement.
Along with being easier on the joints, low-impact workouts are easy to do at home. A plush gym mat will relieve pressure and be the perfect surface for a gentle yoga flow session or a core-strengthening pilates workout. To get the blood pumping, you can also opt for an upgraded exercise bike or a sleek elliptical. For a real challenge and to build muscle, there are even rowing machines made for the home.
No matter what type of exercise you prefer, there’s a low-impact option that will be kinder on your joints. Below, we’ve rounded up at-home low-impact workout gear for your home gym that will let you keep you going until you’re ready to stop — not your joints.
Stakt Mat – Foldable Yoga Mat
Stakt debuted The Mat on Shark Tank, which features a unique, foldable design for greater support, flexibility and mobility as you move and is available in 3 colors. This mat is 12 mm thick when flat, making it twice as thick as the leading mats on the market!
Echelon Row Connected Rowing Machine
The Echelon Row has everything you need for a low-impact, total-body workout. It features a foldable design, a rotating console that holds your smart device in place, and a Bluetooth handlebar resistance controller that allows precise resistance adjustments during every workout.
Bala Power Ring
You might have seen this innovative toning device on Shark Tank. A mix of a dumbbell and a kettlebell, the 10-pound Bala Power Ring can upgrade your normal bodyweight workouts.
Invest in lululemon’s interactive studio mirror to transform your at-home workout experience. With the Studio Mirror, you can enjoy a variety of classes, many that work for those wanting a low-impact workout, from world-renowned trainers plus track your heart rate and progress.
Sized to fit men or women, attach these 1lb weights to your ankle or wrist with the sturdy velcro strap. Wear them around the house or on your next bike ride for extra toning.
Echelon Connect Bike EX-5s-22
The Echelon EX-5s delivers immersive, studio-quality fitness experiences from a 22″ HD touchscreen display. Compete on the Leaderboard and reach your fitness goals with 24/7 access to live and on-demand classes led by world-class instructors.
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