Working out at home may be challenging and what equipment to purchase can be confusing and overwhelming. You want things that are effective and that you can use in a lot of ways. After many years of in-home training, this is what I have settled on: Mat- start with a good quality mat, in a color and design that makes you happy. I like blue- half inch thick for Pilates and weight training, 6mm for Yoga.
Tubing- comes in a variety of strengths- every manufacturer has its own colors for their tension. I have finally managed to unravel the mystery, of what tension to get, but it took a while. The main thing is to get a long band. Mine is 5 ft long. You can always choke up on it to make it shorter/ increase tension, but you can’t make it longer.
A flat rubber band for stretching and to work smaller muscles, like rotator cuff- again get a long band like 7-8 feet in length. There are many more things you can do with it then!
The Lebert parallel bars can literally transform your house to a world class gym! Endless variety of exercises you can do that will challenge any athlete yet provide assistance to the wheelchair bound! Invaluable!
Last but not least- Balls! I like a standard stability ball for just that- working on stability, it has to be the right size for your height. Mine is 55cm – I am 5’3”. The Bosu half dome is also good and has only one size. Smaller balls like beach- and tennis balls are not essential but can add some fun to your workouts! I also use towels and pillows for added variety!