Want It, Need It, Gotta Have It: Home Gym Edition

I am always on the search for something new to try or some fun piece of equipment to add to my home gym.  I already have a good chunk of equipment for my fitness collection but I’m always wanting more.  Usually I will ask for something for my birthday or Christmas or Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day or pretty much any time I can find an excuse for my husband to buy me something fitness related. This past Valentine’s Day he bought me lebert equalizers  and for my birthday this past year he bought me battling ropes! I honestly really have enough equipment to keep myself in shape but much like a kid in a candy store; I want more!

I have been writing down a list of stuff that I am going to buy (or have gifted to me 😉 ), I wish that I could own, or that I really want to try.  I’ll start first with what I’m going to buy.




TRX stands for Total Body Resistance Exercise and it leverages gravity and body weight for total body training.  Not only is it portable but there are literally hundreds of exercises that you can do with it. I have been wanting a TRX for a long time now and I found the perfect excuse to ask for it for this upcoming Mother’s Day.
Let me go off topic here for just a minute and explain the scenario that crafted my excuse to ask (or demand) this as a gift. You see, my husband goes to Vegas every year on a guys trip and he happened to book this year’s trip without consulting a calendar or better yet HIS WIFE in regards to the date. It just so happens he picked the one weekend that’s supposed to be reserved for the women who raise you or ya know, BIRTH YOUR CHILDREN. I think I was upset for an entire minute when I realized that I could absolutely use this to my advantage in the gift giving department.
For a split second I desired a handbag but then I snapped out of it and immediately requested a TRX. I have to wait for Mother’s Day-ish to get it but I can assure you, I WILL get it and I can’t wait to incorporate it in my fitness routine. :)

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The next thing that I am itching to buy and hoping to add to my collection soon (can Flag Day be made into a gifting holiday???), is a plyo box set!




Plyo box exercises are great for increasing explosiveness and agility so you can go higher, harder, faster and be stronger :) While it might be cheaper to just build a plyo box, I am not that handy and neither is my husband. Plus I really like how these are stackable and come in varying heights! I also really want these because it’s a heck of a lot better than what I’m improvising with now.


Yeah, that’s the seat to my husband’s Bowflex. It’s probably not the safest way to be doing plyo work and I’m limited to the number of exercises I can really do. The plyo box set just allows for so many more activities; lateral jumps, box squats, plyo box burpees, dips, jump overs…oh man the list goes on and on!!!! I’m getting a little too excited over them…maybe I can convince the Easter Bunny to leave them next to my basket 😉

Okay, I had originally intended on writing my entire list in this post but it’s getting a little lengthy and my kids are nagging me for food (the nerve!!!). When I have five minutes to myself or they become self sufficient (I’m thinking the latter may come first), I will continue the list in another post!

Hope everyone has a happy Monday :)

What equipment do you like to use at home? What’s on your wish list?

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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