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Short on space? Home exercise equipment that fits anywhere.

Alexis Rochester


After sharing our post about Barre classes with you in September, everyone seemed to really enjoy our fitness articles.

While I love going to Pilates and teaching Barre, I also love working out at home.

I try to do a small workout one or two days, and these home workout tools are a great addition.

The best part is they don’t take up a lot of space, so you can store them anywhere.

We also use some of these tools in Barre class every Friday at 9 a.m. Feel free to reach out to us if you are interested in taking our class in Stephenville.

Join us on Instagram for more behind-the-scenes workouts and the rehab I have gone through from knee surgery.

Pedal exerciser/mini exercise bike

My mom teaches chair yoga and she always has a pedal exerciser for people to use.

I used this 3-4 times a day for my knee surgery recovery. It takes up very little space, but it is also like having a stationary bike.

Having something like this around the house is a great way to get moving or warm up before doing another exercise. You can see our recommendations in the post.

Workout ball

I have been doing numerous exercises with this type of workout ball. They are small too, so you can store them in an ottoman or drawer. We use these types of balls in Barre and Pilates too.

Everyone can use these! Workout possibilities are endless with a small workout ball at home

Exercise belt/strap

They gave this to me at the hospital for my husband to wrap around my waist and hold on to in case I fell after knee surgery.

It is also the same tool they started using in physical therapy for me to stretch my calf.

Unlike bands, it doesn’t have any give and is great for stretching. We use this in Barre class to stretch hamstring muscles too.

You can do all types of stretching with a workout belt.

Workout bands

Bands are one of the most versatile tools for home workouts. They have all different resistant options you can try too. You see my favorite ones in the blog post.

Ankle weights

I have used ankle weights for a long time. You can do all types of leg exercises with these. You can add them into basic workouts at home or even to add something extra to a walk.

Trigger point/massage ball

This is really helpful to massage or rub large muscle areas.

You can also lay on it and rub your back or press on different muscles. You can use a trigger point ball almost like an exercise, it really works into the muscles.

Pilates halo/ring

There are so many workouts you can do with this Pilates ring.

We are going to start using these in my Barre class soon, but having one of these at home is a great option because it doesn’t take up any space.

You can see my favorite one in our blog post. You can search for YouTube videos at home using this tool, and it is great exercise for arms, legs and core.

Foam roller

The last item on this list is a simple foam roller. I have used this for 13 years and it has been very helpful!

Not only is a foam roller great for recovery and stretching, but you can also use it in home workouts!

Read more information on this in our blog post.

Alexis Rochester is an investigative chemist, blogger and founder of Chemistry Cachet. She shares science-based skin care, cleaning, gardening and health tips. She was diagnosed with RA at age 10, so she has a passion for pain management tips and research, along with sharing her journey through this disease. When she’s not writing for Chemistry Cachet, she is taking Pilates or Barre classes, and also received her Barre teaching certification this year! She grew up in Stephenville and recently moved back with her daughter, husband and bulldog. You can find her posting pictures and fun stories daily on Instagram. Also look for Chemistry Cachet on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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