As I’ve mentioned in many of my recent blog posts, the holidays are around the corner. Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and right after that, the world will jump into gift giving, party throwing and celebration mode.
But you know what that means, holiday food, which often leads to holiday pounds, and then guilt, followed by fad diet resolutions… I could go on. To think that could all be prevented if we just practiced moderation during the holidays and added a few workouts to our daily routines.
I know what you’re thinking.
“I don’t have time for the gym? I don’t even like the gym. Even if I did like the gym, I wouldn’t know where to start.”
Trust me, I get it. I was a division one athlete, and I still don’t love going to the gym. Whether it’s the expensive memberships that keep you from going, not knowing what to do when you get there or simply being intimidated, I have a solution for you.
Over a month ago I came across a company called the BodyBoss. They make working out at home (or from anywhere) really simple. To keep it short, the BodyBoss is an awesome resistance training system that you can use anywhere.
It consists of (1) instruction manual (1) accessories carrying bag (1) fold up vector fit base (1) collapsable workout bar (2) handles (2) wrist/ankle straps (2) resistance bands and (1) door anchor with a ring.
Reading about this could be kind of confusing, so here is a video of me unboxing my BodyBoss so that you can put a name to the items included.
Disclaimer: There are two BodyBoss packages you can buy, one with two bands and others with four. Mine was the one with four. Also, BodyBoss only sells packages with one door anchor instead of two now.
Through the items provided, the BodyBoss gives you access to pieces of equipment that you often find at gyms, as well as the opportunity to recreate familiar gym exercises without having to actually leave your house.
It is really easy to use, but instead of writing about it, I thought I’d show you.
It’s amazing how much you’re able to accomplish simply using resistance bands, but the bar, handles, ankle/wrist straps, and door anchor help take your workouts to another level.
Now, I will be honest, if you’re a big weightlifter, this equipment won’t lead to major gains. In your case, it could be a great way to supplement your workouts by focusing on form, performing higher reps, and grooving movement patterns.
But for most of us who aren’t big into weight lifting and just want to maintain healthy and active lifestyles, then the BodyBoss is definitely for you.
Whether you’ve dabbled in weight/resistance training or this is your first time, the BodyBoss instruction manual gives you everything you might need to get started. BodyBoss also offers more information and workout programs for you to join on their website.
As I mentioned before, I’ve had mine for a few weeks now, and it has really become a big part of my workout routine. Don’t get me wrong, I still drag myself to the gym every once in a while. But it’s great to know that on days that I don’t want to go, or simply can’t make it, the BodyBoss is waiting for me at home, and within seconds of setting it up, I could be well on my way to completing a great workout.
Like any well-rounded review, I will mention a few minor things I wish were different about the BodyBoss.
- I wish their fold-up vector fit bases had handles that could be combined or strapped together, similar to the small handles found on gym duffle bags. That would make carrying the BodyBoss around feel more secure. It’s a small detail, but one that I think could improve the product.
- I wish the equipment came with separate but extra equipment padding for when it wears out in the future. Maybe that can be sold separately on the BodyBoss website.
- I also wish that there were different level resistance bands available for purchase or that came with the BodyBoss. This would be great for anyone who needed or wanted more resistance.
Those are just my thoughts after using the BodyBoss for the past three weeks. But despite those points, I really don’t know what I did before having the BodyBoss and would highly recommend you pick one up for yourself.
It’s so nice to bring the gym to you instead of having to go out of your way to workout.
If you would like to learn more about the BodyBoss, please head over to their website for more information.
Also, the people at the BodyBoss were so kind, and are offering readers of SydneyUmeri.com 15% of their order(s) by using the code SYDNEYUMERI.
Try them out and please let me know what you think. I’m a big believer in what they’re creating and how they are bringing fitness into the homes of everyday people.
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Until next time, get up, get moving, and live your best life!
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