A Jump rope - Few workout tools rival the endurance building, calorie-scorching power of the humble jump rope. With just a bit of space and a ceiling with decent height, a jump rope can help you work up a sweat within minutes. It also has the advantage of being portable. Consider bringing it outside on a nice day and getting your workout in while also getting a dose of nature. Jump ropes are also extremely versatile and can be used as a go-to warm up to quickly increase your heart rate and wake up your muscles or as the main focus of your workout. Jumping rope also reigns supreme when it comes to maximum results in minimum time. If you are completely strapped for time and can only do 10 minutes of working out, jumping rope will quickly help you get your heart pumping.
Dumbbells - For many people, weights are a must-have for home gyms. However, with many people setting up their own home gyms due to COVID-19, you may find it difficult to find dumbbells to purchase. If you do not want to wait for dumbbells to arrive or do not want to spend the money, there are some great dumbbell alternatives you can make at home using items such as water bottles, milk jugs, sand, water, and more. For an in-depth guide to making your own dumbbells, check out this helpful article.
A Yoga Mat or Workout Mat - A good quality workout mat or yoga mat can make a significant difference when it comes to comfort and balance during your exercise sessions. For yoga, choose a mat specifically designed for yoga and stretching. For bodyweight exercises, choose a higher-density mat to provide comfort and support.
Yoga Blocks - Yoga blocks are an excellent tool for providing support during flexibility exercises, assisting with balance, and helping to achieve a deeper stretch in certain moves.
A Mirror - Mirrors are great tools for checking your form, especially when trying a new workout or move.
Music - Cranking up your favourite music is an enjoyable way to motivate you to workout. 30 minutes of dancing and will give you an awesome -- and fun! -- cardiovascular workout.
Foam Roller - Foam rollers offer a host of benefits and are an excellent tool for relieving tension throughout the body and promoting mobility. For a great how-to foam roll guide, we love this video.