2020 has been a year of big changes for us. A lot of people died, industries took a big hit, the economy suffered and we all had to adapt to a new way of life. Now, if I sold alcohol, toilet paper, hand sanitizer or fitness equipment, you and I would be having a different conversation!
One of the great things to come out of the pandemic is that we reminded ourselves who the hell we are. We’re human beings. What’s helped us thrive for so long is our ability to innovate, adapt and overcome obstacles.
When the gyms closed, like many of you I was angry and stressed. I had very little equipment to work with and felt the frustration that many of you suffered as well. But, we’re still standing and we made it work. I saw people using laundry detergent containers as weights as one awesome example. To me, training was an absolute non-negotiable no matter what was going on in the world!
This leads me to my main point. What’s the bare minimum for an effective home gym? In my opinion, only three things; a kettlebell, pull-up bar and a pair of Indian clubs. With these three pieces of equipment, you can build strength, aerobic endurance, mobility, balance and improve posture. The best part? These three pieces of equipment aren’t that expensive. While the kettlebell initially looks expensive (especially after the shipping is added), it’s hard to find a more versatile tool out there. You can purchase Indian Clubs on Amazon for under $30 and the pull-up bar for around the same price point.
Look, we have no idea what’s in store for 2021. Hopefully we’re nearing the end of this pandemic and will be able to go back to our normal lives. That being said, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have these in your closet for a rainy day.
Train your body. Feed your mind.