Article by: Jane Sandwood, Freelance Writer
It’s the time of year for giving holiday presents, and as you shop for your loved ones, you may want to leave some space in your list for a few fitness gifts for yourself. Research reveals that most people in the UK are failing to get enough exercise, with a whopping 80% of Brits failing to meet the target of taking moderate exercise at least 12 times in a month. Having no time to exercise and fear of being judged at the gym have resulted in individuals skipping out on physical activity, but fortunately, others have found a solution to their gym woes by exercising at home. If you’ve been exercising at home for the past few months, then you may need a few things to make your workouts even better. Here are 5 fitness gifts to give yourself to enhance your home workouts.
Gym Equipment Wipes and Cleaning Supplies
If you have a gym inside your home, then you’re already on your way to fitness, especially if you spend at least three times a week working out in there. However, your fitness equipment may be teeming with bacteria, especially if you don’t wipe them down or disinfect after every use. Specially designed wipes and gym cleaning supplies will help you to clean and sanitise your gym equipment in no time at all. Regular cleaning will make your equipment last longer, and in doing so, you also make sure that you don’t get sick from or pneumonia or meningitis, which are caused by common bacteria that you can find in a gym.
After several weeks of working out, treat yourself to a deep tissue or holistic massage. It’s a great way to enhance your fitness plan as it can relieve aches and pains, relieve stress, and promote relaxation and better sleep. Make sure to go to a reputable spa or health centre that has experienced massage therapists to get a good and effective massage treatment.
A Bluetooth Speaker
Working out at home means that you get to play the music of your choice while doing cardio or body weight exercises. Instead of listening to your favourite workout playlist and tracks on your phone, get yourself a Bluetooth speaker for better sound quality. Listening to upbeat tunes on a good speaker can motivate you to exercise and make it more enjoyable.
A Water Cooler for Your Home Gym
Having a water cooler in your home gym means that you stay hydrated while working out and you get access to clean drinking water without having to go all the way to your kitchen. Drinking water during and after your workout is essential to your health and helps to regulate your body temperature while you exercise.
New Gym Towels
Having a clean gym towel on hand is crucial for your own personal hygiene while working out at home. Treat yourself to several microfibre, cotton, or bamboo fibre towels and make sure to throw them in the wash after every use.
This holiday season, treat yourself to a fitness gift to enhance your home workouts. Consider any of these gift ideas for a healthy body and to make your workouts more enjoyable.