Jo’s kit recommendations
Once in a while, Jo will do a workout using a piece of equipment. She uses different pieces of equipment to keep variety within the workouts and to keep challenging your body. They are all optional – you can participate in the Workout Club without any other equipment, however once in a while, it’s good to mix it up a little.
Jo’s recommendations are below. Most are Amazon links.
Weights / dumbbells
Jo uses these for toning. We are often asked where to buy them. Amazon is quite pricey.
Try looking at Argos’s online store
She advises 1,2,3kg weights. If you’re just starting out – go with the 1kg ones on the link above.
Example workout: Upper body weights
The Hoop of Hell / Pilates Circle
Get a full body workout that delivers results and elevates your fitness routine whether you are in a pilates class or your living room. By utilizing the fitness ring’s resistance you’ll be able to sculpt problem areas like upper arms, inner & outer thighs, abs and chest – enhances mobility, agility & stamina.
This one is well priced: https://amzn.to/3oVmeIC
Example workout: Circle around
Resistance band strips (not loops)
They are also available at different ‘strengths’. Jo recommends these:
Our recommendation is here: https://amzn.to/2YCZEXY
Example workout: Pull it
Fabric resistance bands
They are also available at different ‘strengths’.
Our recommendations are here: https://amzn.to/3nq7AbQ
And here: https://amzn.to/3B8Nm9b (slighly cheaper)
Great for muscle massage – helps to relieve tension and improve blood circulation.
Jo recommends a long roller, similar to this one: https://amzn.to/3qERBGm
Take a look at Argos too: https://www.argos.co.uk/product/9198920
Example workout: Rollover
Pilates soft ball (also called an over ball)
This is a great piece of kit for helping to develop strength, endurance and concentration as well as to promote relaxation and coordination.
Jo recommends (and uses) this 9″ one: https://amzn.to/3cnHk6n
Example workout: Toy Town #2
These unassuming items of kit will really test you!
Example workout: All the toys
You can find our recommendation here: https://amzn.to/3z7Aq3s
Jo recommends this mat if you need a little more support for floor work. Some members also put this behind their heads on the floor too:
Cork yoga wedges
Useful if you have short achilles, like Jo!
Pilates spiky ball
This is a great piece of kit for massaging muscles and releasing tension.
Jo recommends this: https://amzn.to/3rJY1RC
Example workout: Spiky ball
Some of Jo’s workouts use a fitness step.
She recommends a big sturdy one, for maximum support. This one is the one that she uses: https://amzn.to/3offJMc
It is a little pricey – but well worth the investment.
Sadly, they don’t make them like they did in the 80s! If you wanted to go for a lower priced one – this one is smaller, but perfectly functional and gets good reviews: https://amzn.to/33Iv0f8
If in doubt – do your research and choose one which suits you!
Example workout: Basic step