The Gear Trainers Swear By

The Gear Trainers Swear By

Here’s how the pros are staying fit at home

When it comes to investing in fitness gear, it’s hard to know what’s worth the hype. The market is flooded with a wide range of equipment, all promising to get you in shape or alleviate a pain point. But they can’t all be great, can they? To help get some perspective, we hit up some of our favorite trainers and fitness professionals. We asked them: What’s the one item you swear by these days? At a time when so many of us are working(out) from home, outfitting your space with a few well-chosen pieces of equipment can mean the difference between achieving your goals or struggling to stay consistent.

Michael Ashford, Fit Dad Fitness @fitdadfitness

I am a huge fan of the Tonal at-home workout system. When I combine the Tonal with my squat rack and barbell, I believe my at-home setup is nearly on par with what I'd find in a commercial gym. There's nothing like it that allows someone looking to build muscle like me to get in an effective resistance training workout with minimal equipment.

$2,995 at Tonal

Gregory Peguero
Personal Trainer, S10 Training

I’ve been relying on my resistance bands a lot lately. With gyms closed and living in a Brooklyn apartment, these take up no room, are relatively inexpensive and can be used in a variety of ways—from strength training to mobility work. You can never have too many.

From $15.75 by Rogue Fitness

Arthur Chiu, Pure Yoga, Hong Kong @yogawitharthur

I’m definitely loving a machine called the “Magic Back Support”, which was actually recommended to me by my chiropractor. The curved shape of the device is great for stretching out the spine, and in particular really helps to decompress the lower back muscles whether it be after a long period of sitting still or after an intense workout.

$21.95 by Magic Back Support

David Hanono, Personal Trainer

I think anyone who is able to should invest in a Theragun. You can use it when you wake up or when you go to sleep, before, during and after a workout. If you’re dealing with injuries like I often do, it’s essential. A lot of people suffer with back, neck and shoulder issues, or sore legs and glutes after exercising. This is just a great tool to hit every part of your body.

$299 by Therabody

* The Non-Gear Answer
Juan Gamboa, Yogi

“The one thing I swear by is my yoga practice. It’s less of an item and more of a routine, but something I value deeply. A ritual I reach for like my daily vitamins. All I need is a mat, my breath and an intention. Usually, I set one of “resilience.” It’s my go-to everyday essential.”

photo by @lyanlex1
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