Getting to a gym is nearly impossible for me! TJ is at school for just 3 hours (he’s in preschool in France), so if I wanted to workout at the gym, I’d have to drop him off and hustle to get there (closest gym is 25 min away). That really isn’t the best use of my time—PLUS the gym costs $69/month!!
Foam roller. These are SO GOOD for relieving tight muscles. All you do is place your weight on the area you want to release and roll over it. Easy peasy! It helps get deep underneath the muscle, more so than just stretching can and is a great preventative for injuries! This might HURT at first—but it’s just a sign that your muscles are tight and you NEED it. Soon the muscles will loosen up and it’ll feel better =)
Heavy and light weights. I don’t have these at home (I just use resistance bands) but having weights is nice if you have the space! If you’re just starting out, light weights might be 3-5 pounds and heavy might be 12-15 pounds. If you’re more advanced, light weights might be 5-8 pounds and heavy 20-25 pounds.
If you can afford them, the Select Tec dumbbells are awesome! We had them at our house in Florida and I loved them!