Fitness activity is essential to overall health, but it can be difficult to build better health habits. It takes three weeks, on average, for most people to develop a new habit. For those who fall of the wagon a lot, fitness goals can seem to fail even before they begin. But there’s a simple trick to increasing your chances of developing a new fitness habit. Make it fun. Set aside some time to play with three innovative gym equipment solutions:
Poly Push-Up Mats
Push-ups are great exercises for whole-body strengthening, but it can take years to learn perfect form. Kids, for example, can do several at once and without much effort, but they tend to have trouble remembering to keep the back straight and avoid sticking the butt up in the air (which does nothing to build the core). And, of course, if they do manage to perform the exercise correctly, injury can occur without warning. Fortunately, Poly Push-Up Mats can easily change all of that.
These slip-free mats are simple but oh-so-effective. Hand placements offer three different widths for various ages and strength abilities. The kids simply get into plank pose, place their hands on the correct outline, and lower their bodies. A block of foam in the center of the mat acts as a training guide. As their chests hit the blocks, they return to starting position. Hands stay secure and proper form is achieved.
Hot Spots Exercise Spots
Hot Spots are a unique and fun new way to keep your group or class active and organized in an array of different activities. Each set includes a dozen anti-slip 8-1/2-inch rubber disks that act as floor guides for group play or organized fitness needs. Each disk offers a different suggestion, exercise, or pose and works as the perfect group circuit station. The activity choices are practically endless with this activity and can be combined or built from basic physical education equipment. Some of the more popular options include yoga,Pilates, jumping rope, core exercises, arm work, cardio, exercise ball, and partner work.Exercise spots help develop social skills, strength, endurance, flexibility, and improve overall body conditioning.
Climbing Wall Equipment
Few physical activities come close to providing the emotional and physical benefits of climbing walls. Huge structures can be found in fitness clubs, public gyms, schools and recreational centers. Of course, not all facilities have the space or budget for enormous wall-length equipment. Entire whole structure climbing walls can range between 8- and 30-feet high, or they can be sold in panels and set up wherever you have room. They can even fit relatively easily into your personal residence.
Climbing walls are designed to emulate rock climbing conditions one would find in nature. While indoor use of these walls won’t offer anywhere near the risks of falling to your death from a cliff or mountain, injuries can still occur easily if safety procedures aren’t taken. Properly constructed frames and resin handholds are standard in all wall options. Safety harnesses must be used correctly for larger professional-style walls. This specific activity should also be performed with a group while a trainer or safety guide ensures everyone continues having fun and avoids unnecessary injuries.
The right equipment can make all the difference in your fitness results. And they don’t have to drain your bank account or require hours of setup just to try them out. Use your head, space, budget and lifestyle needs to choose your perfect exercise solution. Then just see how even small but fun changes affect your health goals.