Many common household items can double as exercise equipment for fitness. What a great way to save money and have the convenience of needed exercise equipment right at home. The following are items from around the house that can help you stay fit. Note: Before starting “ANY” workout regiments or working out with any of these items, consult your physician. You should always take your physician’s guidance on what is right for you and your body.
1.Soup Cans-Make great hand weights of varying sizes.
2.Water Bottles-Another option for hand weights. For added hand weight, drink the water and fill the empty bottles with sand.
3.Gallon Jugs-Good for dead weight carries and other similar exercises. Water jugs generally best because the liquid inside does not require refrigeration.
4.Pool Noodles-Work well with back and other stretching exercises and as soft items to jump back and forth over (PECentral.org).
5.Towels-Another option for jumping back and forth over and to use for stretching (Women’s Health).
6.Basketballs-Substitutes for medicine balls.
7.Sleeping Bags-Use the rolled up bags for log rolls (Suite101.com)
8.Pantyhose-The stretchy nylon makes for good resistance bands (WebMD).
9.Books-Great for bicep curls (3FatChicks.com).
10.Toy Balls or Kickballs-Use these balls for leg and thigh squeezes (The Dollar Stretcher).
11.Tires-Small truck tires are especially good for tire flips (The Art of Manliness).
12.Masking Tape-Put several long strips of masking tape straight across the floor for a makeshift balance beam (Nashville Vision Therapy).
13.Laundry Baskets-Filled with clothes, these are good for some dead weight lifting exercises (Fitbie).
14.Brooms-These sweepers can be used for abdominal twists, overhead lifts, and more (Fitbie and WeightTraining.com).
It truly is amazing what everyday items can be used in place of buying exercise equipment. What do you use from your home to exercise that is not on this list?
If you are looking for exercises that you can do without any equipment, Physically Fit with Equipment will be a big help.
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Talk about creative! Thanks for sharing such a useful list! There has been so much snow lately I have skipped some gym days…these ideas may keep me moving!
Jessica from http://www.sparklesandglue.com
This exercise equipment from household items is definitely great for snow days and just plain cold days.
Chrystal M. says
What a great list. I would never of thought about the laundry baskets! Stopping by from the ‘lets get real’ blog hop.
Thanks so much for the visit. I think about how much laundry I do and am excited this makes for great exercise.
Emily Smith // The Best of this Life says
Great list of items to use! Pinned 🙂 Visiting from sits fb thread!
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Heather Lynne says
What a fun list! Thanks for sharing this at Sharing Time! 🙂
This is a great list! Thank you for sharing the creative ideas. So many of my patients say that it is too expensive to join a gym and the “don’t have any exercise equipement at home”.
Appreciate the kind words. Yes, most of these items are things people already have in their homes.
Meg Kra says
These are some great ideas. This gives me no excuse to not work out.
I love that these items are available right in the house rain or shine.
Ms. M says
This is awesome! I need every tip I can get!!
So glad to help! Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hooray for these great ideas! Saw you on SITS. Have a great one!
Thanks so much for stopping by from SITS. Following you on Twitter.
I was actually reading some of these things off to my husband because we workout at home. We do have resistance bands but I do have panty hose too! Hehe. Thanks for sharing such an awesome list with us at Countdown in Style. I’m going to pin this! Don’t forget to stop by Friday to see if you are featured! xo
Yes, just seems like great payback to pantyhose, using them as a resistance band.
This is a great list! I put together a few workout in my backyard and couldn’t believe how many things could give us a great workout. I love to use a chair or a small step stool for things as well. If you get a chance, we’d love for you to link this list up with us at Tips and Tricks Tuesday where we share healthy living advice. This is such a great piece of information for people who workout at home!
Love the chair and step stool ideas. Will hop over to Tips and Tricks Tuesday and link up!
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These are great ideas! Thanks for linking up with us for Tips and Tricks Tuesday!
Always enjoy linking up and hope these tips help save money and time.
Mommy on Demand says
Some very good ideas!! Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Retreat, hope to see you back on Thursday!
I thought I had tried using all things possible in my house as exercise equipment. I was wrong! Thanks for sharing and linking up with Countdown in Style! Don’t forget to come back on Friday to see if you were featured!
Great Post! So great that it’s being featured on The Wednesday Roundup! Congrats. Thanks for linking w/ us and be sure to come by and grab your feature button!
Awesome news. Thank you so much for letting me and I will grab a feature button to put on my site.
JDaniel4's Mom says
What a great list! I have never thought about some of this items as workout equipment before.
The nice thing too is that so many of the things are common household items.
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