Exercise! - What is your favorite exercise accessory? (video, equipment, apparel, etc)

Suzanne 3FC
03-01-2004, 07:09 PM
What item have you purchased for exercise that you can't live without? It could be a treadmill, a certain video tape, some free weights, good shoes, or anything at all that you've bought.

You use it and love it and now we want you to recommend it :)

03-01-2004, 08:29 PM
Without a doubt, it's my iPod. :) I can't do cardio without music. Period.

Close behind is the pad that I put on the barbell before I do squats and lunges. I'm such a wimp that the weighted bar kills my back otherwise. The one the gym has stinks, so I bought my own. :o

Love my new running shoes -- Mizunos Wave Rider 7. Never heard of them before but they were recommended at the store and fit my feet very well.

03-01-2004, 08:40 PM
My Speedo swimsuit. I doubt they'd let me in the pool without it.

03-01-2004, 09:40 PM
My aerobics step
collagevideo.com - too many great tapes here. I want all of them
my free weights - just started back lifting and am very happy with results thus far.

03-01-2004, 10:59 PM
My favorite accessories are my running shoes. I hesitate to recommend any specific shoe, but instead recommend going to an athletic shoe store and getting properly fitted. I tried a million different brands trying to find comfortable shoes, but it wasn't until someone looked at how my feet hit the ground and talked to me about what I wanted to use the shoes for that I found the right pair.

03-02-2004, 12:38 AM
Favorite exercise accessories- gotta be two- Black Dri-Fit shirt and shorts and sugarless chewing gum. Sugarless because sugar aint my friend and black is slimming. Ego boost! Dri fit cause I'll be back tonight and it will dry faster. Chewing gum helps me keep rhythm and moisture in mouth. :dizzy: Jack-150

03-02-2004, 07:38 AM
Everything Katia said about running shoes.

03-02-2004, 04:49 PM
My boyfriend...without him...I would not have had the confidence to join the gym...
My gym membership...without it I would still be sitting at home....
My abs ball...which I found at the gym.....and now use all the time at home, including as a chair so I can roll around while working......

03-09-2004, 05:34 AM
The exercise that has gotten me started down this road to wellness is my Lifelift Aerobic Breathing tapes. I will never be without!


South Dakota Chick
03-12-2004, 06:41 PM
I love my balance board. My favorite video is New York City Ballet workout.

03-12-2004, 09:37 PM
My prospirit workout pants! They don't ride up when I walk or jog like most shorts, yet they are light weight. And, I find them more comfortable than lycra and they don't make me feel self conscious (like lycra and sometimes shorts do). They are also less bulky than standard sweat pants. (They are made out of polyester - but I've never had any chafing problems.)

I own three pairs!

03-13-2004, 06:40 PM
I have three, although here lately they haven't gotten much use. I am changing that though. They are, my treadmill, exercise bike and my WATP video. I absolutely LOVE all three and couldn't/wouldn't live without them.

03-16-2004, 09:11 AM
My workout pants from walmart. about 10 bucks. super comfy. and my WATP dvd. The 1 mile is great for when i am feeling tired in afternoon, to give me that burst of energy and get thru the night. and the 2 mile is perfect for 5- 6 am. when the kids are sleeping . ( my only me time of the day)

03-23-2004, 12:54 AM
Running shoes, treadmill and home gym. I can get any workout I want done without stepping a foot outside my house!


03-25-2004, 10:30 AM
My Roller Skates
My Bowling Ball
My Tennis Racket
My Bicycle
My Dog
My Gardening Tools & Gadgets

Last but not least...

My Thrift Store work-out clothing finds. You'd be amazed at how many brand-new-with-tags work out clothes people discard. :cool:

03-25-2004, 12:27 PM
Neat thread.

I really enjoy my exercise bike. It's a daily thing for me. I can watch tv, or call someone while I'm biking, or read. Tv is better as I can work harder.
I like my WATP videos, but the woman drives me crazy :dizzy:
This web site, would have given up long ago if I didn't come here daily. These friends keep me accountable.

03-25-2004, 04:19 PM
My Titleist DCI-962's
My Winsor Pilates videos
My exercise ball
My exercise bands - (soooo amazing for working the leg muscles at home!)
My collection of magazine articles that show me new techniques so I'm never bored
My 2-credit college Dance Aerobics class

03-26-2004, 12:03 PM
I have this really cool adidas jog suit, its black with three white stripes down the sleves and leggs, and I got this way cool black adidas stocking cap and
these way cool FILA black and white shoes, so when I got the outfit on I feel like I want to go out and walk,,,

03-31-2004, 03:46 PM
My answer would be my treadmill at home and my Curves membership. I LOVE them both.

Question: I've heard a lot about those Walking Away the Pounds videos. Can someone explain to me what they are? Is it to use in conjunction with a treadmill? Thanks!


03-31-2004, 04:50 PM
Either my swimsuit or my new putter, I can't decide.

03-31-2004, 11:06 PM
My recumbent bike, gym membership, trainer, and dog who WANTS to run.

04-03-2004, 09:35 AM
My kayak which makes me want to be in shape - so I can toss it on top of the car by myself, so I can fit in it, so I can paddle the distance. It is my "fun" workout. I love my home gym too and the three things that get me in the mood when I get down there, my bandana, my lifting gloves, and my tall glass of water. Unless those 3 things are in place I can't proceed.