Our Favourite Fitness Essentials

Now that the kids are back to school, it makes for the perfect time to turn your attention to spending a little more time on you and focusing on getting back into your fitness routine. To get started, begin building your fall 2021 fitness essentials checklist for everything you need to move, stretch and lift!

Yoga Essentials

Imagine being able to work on your mental and physical health at the same time. That’s what yoga is all about! Yoga helps improve your strength, balance and flexibility. It is also a very soothing practice, so you can manage your stress and even sleep better. All this, plus it takes very little equipment to get set up at home.

B Yoga – B MAT® Strong Yoga Mat

Start your yoga practice with the B MAT Strong. It’s super comfortable with extra attention to detail to make high-impact yoga, like Vinyasa, easy on the joints.

Bonus: Take your mat on the go with this organic carrying strap!

Halfmoon – 4″ Foam Yoga Block

If you’re new to yoga or have any injuries, this yoga block will be your best friend! It helps to provide comfort, stability and support as you move through your practice.

Grab Some Weights

Weight training is an incredible workout that boasts tons of benefits — and it’s not just for bodybuilders! Weight training can help protect your bone health, burn calories efficiently and develop better body mechanics so you can excel at your other favourite activities, too.

Nike – Ankle and wrist weights

Grab a set of these 2.5 lb ankle or wrist weights to up-level any of your workouts. They feature adjustable straps and secure hook-and-loop closures to keep the weights extra secure no matter what activity you’re up to.

Concorde – Neoprene-Coated Kettlebell (10 Lb)

Designed to protect your floor and reduce noise, this kettlebell is the perfect addition to your at-home workout essentials. Plus, you can easily use a kettlebell for a full-body workout.

Corefx – Adjustable Dumbbell (50 Lb)

Save space and get sweating with these adjustable dumbells. They use a unique dial system that allows you to adjust the weight between 5 and 50 pounds in 5-pound increments.

Stretch it Out (and Recover!)

After all that work, you’ll need to make sure you stretch and rehabilitate your muscles. Recovery is key to keeping all of your muscles strong, flexible and healthy – and, it can make you feel great too. Plus, stretching can help ensure you don’t get injured or pull one of your muscles because they can’t extend all the way.

Corefx – Flat Band Set

Check out this band set from Corefx. They come in three different sizes depending on how much tension you want, and can be used to strengthen, tone or even stretch your muscles.

Trigger Point – GRID® Foam Roller

This foam roller is just like having an in-house massage therapist! It’s designed to massage all those hard-to-reach spots like your back and upper shoulders, so you can recover faster and get back to your activities.

Show us how you’re getting back to you and what your fitness routine looks like! Tag us on Instagram @sportinglifeca.