Your Dream Gym – Essentials

Exercise Essentials

It’s time to check out the exercise essentials! You watched for the past several weeks while we built our Home Gym. We chose the best décor with the best motivational colors, the best accessories for balance, flexibility and strength workouts, the best equipment for endurance and strength exercises. And now we are excited to be in our last phase of our series where we stock the gym with a few items to help get the most out of your workout. Your exercise essentials.

Dream Gym - Essentials


We added Music for motivation, Water for hydration, Cooling Towels to stay dry, Disinfectant cloths to stay germ-free, and a Fitbit (or journal) to record your progress.

Exercise Essentials: Music        Musical Notes

Music can change your mood and your enthusiasm for your workout. Pick the right playlist to get you through your routine wishing you had enough time to start again! Do you exercise to music?

Amazon Music for your PC (tap the amazon image below to shop other device options) detects and adds new music to your library even if you bought it from iTunes or ripped a CD. Your music library will always be organized and up-to-date. And it gets even better for Amazon Prime customers because they get unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists for free.
Amazon Music

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Exercise Essentials: Water  Exercise Essentials - Water

It’s very important to stay hydrated during your workout and water is your best option. Use a dispenser to fill your water bottle as needed, or fill a bottle with cold water (leave in the fridge overnight so it’s cold). Try a fruit-infused drink after you workout to replenish fluids and electrolytes. Drink a glass of water before your workout, then as needed during your workout.

Visit Web MD for their article: 5 Hydration Dos and Dont’s

Avalon Countertop Self Cleaning Bottleless Water Cooler 
by AvalonBottless Water Cooler

Water Dispenser – Hot & Cold Water, NSF Certified Filter- UL/Energy Star Approved- Black

Nutrichef Countertop Water Cooler Dispenser 

by NutriChef
Water Cooler Hot & Cold Water, with Child Safety Lock

Brio Essential Series Bottom Load 

by Brio
Home Water Cooler Hot, Cold & Room Water Cooler Dispenser – 3 Temperature Modes for Home or Office – UL / Energy Star Approved.

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Exercise Essentials: Towels

We often think of those great absorbent, cooling towels, when we need it the most, during our workout. Don’t worry, we have plenty of cooling towels so we don’t need to stop our workout to look for a towel. It’s also a good, inexpensive way to add some color to the gym!

Quick Dry Travel Towel

by Mingming
Compact Microfiber Towel for Camping, Backpacking, Swimming, Sport and Gym – 1 Pack

Microfiber Towels for Sports, Travel, Swim, Hiking and Campingby The Friendly Swede
2-Pack, Ultralight and Quick Drying Towels
Microfiber Bath Sport Towels, 2 Pack

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Exercise Essentials: Disinfectant Wipes

Keep your gym germ-free by wiping down your equipment. This will prevent anyone else using the gym from getting that nasty cold you have (and make sure that you don’t get it back next week). A disinfectant wipe can go a long way towards making your gym a germ-free environment. So be sure to wipe down your equipment for your next germ-free workout.

Pacific Blue Select Disposable Surface System Towel Refill 
by Georgia-PacificDisinfectant Wipes Refill Roll Centerpull Roll, White, 90 Towels Per Roll, 6 Rolls Per Case

Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand and Face Wipes Singles

by Wet OnesWet Ones Antibacterial Wipes

24-Count (Pack of 5)

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Now Track Your Progress

Whether you invest in a fitbit to record your progress, or use a journal to chart your activities, once you have a record of your activities, you can review how much you’ve accomplished each month. This is very motivational! If you have done less than you thought, you’ll want to do more. If you did more than you thought, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just what you can accomplish when you set your goals and work at them. You can use a fitbit, a journal, or go to one our exercise pages, print your favorites and write your progress on the back of the page.

Fitbit Charge 2 
by Fitbit
Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband, Black, Large (US Version), 1 Count
Fitbit Flex 2 
by Fitbit
Smart Fitness Activity Tracker, Slim Wearable Waterproof Swimming and Sleep Monitor, Wireless…
Fitbit Alta 
by Fitbit Smart Fitness Activity Tracker, Slim Wearable Water Resistant and Sleep Monitor, Silver/Black, Small (5.5 -…
Fitbit Blaze 
by Fitbit Smart Fitness Watch, Black, Silver, Large (6.7 – 8.1 inch)
90 Day Fitness Journal
by Kimberly Lou (Author)
Exercise Essentials: Fitness Journal 90 Days To A New You! Kindle Edition
Fitlosophy Fitbook
Fitness and Activity Journal Fitness and Activity Journal for Kids, 5.5″ W x 5.5″ L
by fitbook by fitlosophy
Hello New Me
by Happy Books Hub (Author)
Exercise Essentials: Daily Food and Exercise Journal A Daily Food and Exercise Journal to Help You Become the Best Version of Yourself, (90 Days Meal and Activity Tracker)

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And Viola – it’s that simple!

Now that you have an idea of what your Dream Gym can be, add some of our tips and look forward to your next workout. And remember, no matter what your gym looks like, or what equipment is in it, be sure to get your exercise in each of these four groups every week:

Staying active is important for you, important for your lifetime!

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We hope you enjoyed this series as much as we enjoyed shopping for the perfect Gym! Wishing you the best of health!