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Equipment Swaps

Cartoon Basketball Doing Situps

You don’t need a home gym or a gym membership to get a great workout. Here are some ideas for common household items that can be incorporated into any workout!

Instead of Try



  • water bottles
  • canned goods
  • milk jugs
  • laundry detergent jug
  • Fill reusable grocery bag with anything heavy

Weight bench

weight bench

  • chair
  • firm couch
  • low sturdy tables
  • ottoman
  • stairs



  • towels
  • fuzzy socks
  • paper plates
  • pillows

Yoga mat

yoga mat

  • bath towel
  • blankets
  • nothing (mats aren’t always necessary in workouts)

Bosu Ball

bosu ball

  • couch
  • bed
  • firm pillow

Resistance bands

resistance bands

  • robe tie
  • old t-shirt
  • bungee cord