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.
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/3MZ4jss
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/3HNYURS
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:
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 (more to come over the coming months).
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