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making my own home gym

I work out five to six times a week. sometimes in a gym sometimes at home. so I am building my own gym at home slowly.

so far I have whats included in the list below. is there anything reasonably priced you think i should include.

* stability ball
* mat
*toning bands
* dvds- tae boe, turbo jam, core rythms, stabilty ball firm routine, dumbell routine
*weights that are 2,3,5, pounds
* ab wheel
* step
* pedometer for walking
* shoes for walking and running

am I mising anything? thanks for your thoughts!
am I missing anything?

Fri. Sep 19, 3:04am

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oh i also have water weights which are god for water exercising

sorry forgot to sign my name on the first art

* lynneta*

Friday, September 19, 2008, 3:05 AM

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Lynneta -

a step used for step aerobics is a great thing to add - and its portable from room to room so I use mine in front of the TV. When I want to watch a great show, I can justify it but creating my own routines on the step in front of the tube.. and I get a great workout - really break a sweat!

your list sounds great!

Friday, September 19, 2008, 7:19 AM

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Your list is awesome! Something cheap that could vary things up for you is a jump rope.

Friday, September 19, 2008, 7:51 AM

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thanx 7:19 I have this one. I included the link

7:51 a jump rope is agreat idea thanks!


Friday, September 19, 2008, 11:56 AM

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I would add a stability disk. Great for core workouts and it's just another variant on the stability ball. I use mine every day. It come with a DVD with about 30 or so different exercises you can try. Inexpensive ($20 at Target) way to vary it up.

Friday, September 19, 2008, 12:12 PM

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cool .. keep the ideas coming guys.. will add that disk to my list.

I have got rid of alot of weight by walking. now I started using the gym, but sometimes the gym is so full so I decided to build my own home gym.. you guys are great. thanks again for the ideas!


Friday, September 19, 2008, 12:45 PM

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Lynneta - I have a bongo board that I also do in front of the tv - its great for core work and balance. but it takes a while to get used to. I bought it because I loved it as a kid and now I can have fun doing it again!

ps you have a great list!

Friday, September 19, 2008, 1:17 PM

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lynetta - another idea is to check out the book Making the Cut by Jillian Michaels. She has a ton of kick a**, killer moves that require no equipment (and you have the equipment for a lot of the other moves.) The Mountain Climber, for instance, looks and sounds easy...It. Is. A. Killer!

Friday, September 19, 2008, 7:15 PM

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thanks guys.. I really appreciate the ideas.. I am one that gets bored easily. I need a good variety to keep me going..

thanks again.. any more ideas are appreciated.

ok to the person that suggested teh jump rope.. whats the best kind to get. i have seen plastic ones, rope ones, what kind do you reccomend.



Saturday, September 20, 2008, 3:15 AM

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Lynetta - Funny, I recommended the jump rope, but don't actually have one! It's been on my "I should get one of those..." list for a long time! I would probably just go to a sporting good store and check out the variety...I have no idea, otherwise!

I'll second the Making the Cut - Jillian Michaels has put together around 15 workouts, which really keeps things varied and interesting. The book itself and it's 'program' is intended for people with a certain level of fitness but no one says you have to follow it as is. I love the workouts b/c they're moves I'd never think to do on my own, they're new, and they're challenging (but can be modified...)!

Saturday, September 20, 2008, 11:08 AM

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Speaking of jump ropes and this is going to take this a little off topic for a second.
I've been looking for those longer jump ropes and have no idea where I can find them. I looked for them about 5 years ago and had no luck. I'm looking for two long ones so I can see if I can still double dutch. Do you guys have any idears?

Thanks so much,


Saturday, September 20, 2008, 1:27 PM

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I just Googled 'Double dutch jump ropes' and got a number of sites that sell them. Love that Google!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008, 1:54 PM

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So, there you go, Buzzard. Just get our your Visar cahd and awduh it awnline.

Saturday, September 20, 2008, 2:07 PM

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How about some great music?

How about an ipod shuffle so that you can upload your music to exercise to? I like podrunner for my running routine, mozart for walks and all sorts of other music to sing along to while sorting the house out.

Saturday, September 20, 2008, 4:32 PM

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I have a medicine ball that is quite versatile!

Saturday, September 20, 2008, 4:45 PM

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I guess I could try the sports stores and see if they could order them for me. I don't want to order online, I like paying cash whenever possible but thanks for helping ladies! You all are always such a big help!!!


Saturday, September 20, 2008, 8:46 PM

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I have a mp3 player , but Im looking to upgrade to something I can start running with. something I can keep track of my time and know when to run and when to walk. doing the couch to 5k

medicine ball. will have to google that...1:54 I live in google lol

I have heard nike+ is good. but its a little pricey for me right now

ok time to egt a bit more of a wokout in

thanks everyone!


Monday, September 22, 2008, 12:34 AM

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Lynetta - Nike+ would be great for what you want to do. The chip is about $30. I use mine every day...even if I am just cleaning the house. I also favor a particular pair of shoes that aren't Nike so I got a little case online that fits over my shoelaces so I can wear them with any shoes. That was only $10. I have included the link. (Ugly shoe not included!!)


Monday, September 22, 2008, 2:35 PM

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