Some people think that it takes a lot of equipment to start physical activity sessions at home, with your kinesiologist in person, or our group sessions by videoconference. It may even be a barrier to physical activity for some people. In reality, our home sessions do not require much equipment. We favor the use of everyday items which you do not even suspect the dual function they may have. You will see them differently.
Some of our sessions require dumbbells. But these can be very easily replaced with cans or water bottles that will challenge your muscles just as much. The only important thing is to have objects of the same weight on either side of your body so that both sides are strained equally.
Kinesiologists may also suggest exercises with a yoga block to provide a variety of exercises. But a dictionary will also be very interesting to constitute a block.
Also keep your balls carefully (tennis balls, golf balls, anti-stress…).
A straight chair without wheels, such as a kitchen table chair, would be appropriate for your workouts whether it is for doing seated exercises or for doing standing exercises with a support.
A strap, belt or towel can also be essential in your physical activity sessions. Who would’ve believed that? Our kinesiologists are very creative when designing tailor-made programs. Their goal is to diversify your exercises in order to solicit many parts of your body, while taking pleasure in moving.
One thing to remember: speak with your kinesiologist first before making any purchase. You will be able to list together the equipment you will need for an effective training.
In addition to the equipment, it is important to put in place safe measures in your home for your home kinesiology sessions. Living there is one thing. Getting physically active there is another.
As a first step, wearing adequate and comfortable clothing is recommended as if you were training indoors. Likewise, your shoes should be comfortable and safe. There is a tendency to forget these simple basic guidelines that make sure you have a safe physical activity session at home.
Securing your space is also very important. You need to make sure that objects are at least 1.5 meters (5 feet away) so that you don’t trip over things lying around on the ground. Sometimes focused on the movement you are doing, you forget the rest. The kinesiologist will be able to check with you the clearance of your space before starting the session as such when he comes to your home. By videoconference, don’t forget to check everything before connecting with us.
This recommendation also applies to your pet. Cat or dog might indeed want a hug during your session. So remember to isolate them in another room of the house during your session with your home kinesiologist or during your session by videoconference .
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