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4 Must have pieces of portable workout equipment

Shot of a young woman working out with a medicine ball at the gymWhether you’re fitness loving jet-setter or want to fit in a quick workout during your lunch break, then you’re probably on the look out for new ways to stay fit from the comfort of your hotel room or office desk. Get the skinny on the latest portable workout equipment on the market.


Skipping Rope:

When it comes to achieving a full body workout in minutes, skipping ropes are severely underrated. Simply pop into your handbag or carry on, find a small patch of grass or tar, and skip your way into those new skinny jeans. Get the Headstart leather jump rope (R199.90) from Sportsmans Warehouse.

Skipping Rope portable workout equipment


Made famous by the Kardashians, these nifty resistance bands come in handy when you’re looking to work up a sweat on the go. Seated at your desk, use the band to do a seated bicep curl, that will whip those bingo wings into shape, in minutes! Try these resistance bands (R80) from MiFitness.

Resistance Bands


1 KG Dumbells:

Compact and light enough to fit into any duffel bag or tote, one kilogram dumbbells are sure to keep you toned and fit when you’re on the move. Using the weights to intensify the burn, with a dumbbell in each hand, do a few sets of abdominal crunches. Shop 1kg dumbbells (R45) here.


Yoga Mat:

If you’ve mastered the downward dog or are fond of holding tree pose for hours on end, then taking a portable yoga mat on your travels is essential. Small enough to fit into any airplane’s overhead bin, roll out on your next long haul flight, and strike a pose! Try this yoga mat, available from Adidas (R699).

Adidas Mat



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