by Paul Adler, KY3 News / Follow Paul on Facebook, Twitter @KY3Pad
7:56 AM CDT, October 19, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez with Thrive Personal Fitness joined KY3's Ozarks Today on Friday morning to give tips on how to save cash and still get fit.
Here are some of the essentials that she recommends for a home gym;
* Jump Rope: When walking or sprints won’t work, you can use the jump rope for an excellent session of High Intensity Interval Training Cardio. You can also take it anywhere.
* Stability Ball: This is one of the most important and versatile pieces of equipment you can own. You can do any number of great exercises just using our body weight. It also makes a great substitute for a bench for exercises like chest presses or rows.
* Medicine Ball/Kettle Bell Combo: Great for power moves or core exercise.
* Dumbbells: This one can be tricky, because it depends on where you are in your fitness level. For most people just beginning, particularly ladies, a pair of 5 and 10 lb dumbbells will start you off. The beauty of it is you can save and add a new set as you get stronger.
Pamela says this in her blog, "With these 4 things, and your own body, you can start a highly effective fitness program. As you progress on your journey, you can add pieces based on your individual goals and progress. So no more excuses. Set up your home gym and get moving!"
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