8 Essentials To Level Up Your #FitnessJourney At Home


Whether you’re a dedicated gym rat, a mindful yogi, a passionate CrossFit acolyte, or a fitness newbie, it pays to have a reliable setup you can use to take on your favorite workouts and sweat it out at home. Having a specific space that you can use as a fitness station is especially useful for those who just don’t have the time to head out to the gym. 

Of course you don’t have to necessarily replicate everything found in your go-to health and wellness club—that’ll just burn a hole in your pocket. Instead, you can thoughtfully pick out your fitness essentials based on your training program, interests, budget, and home space and storage (you’d want stuff that you can also stow away easily when they’re not in use). That way, your would-be wellness sanctuary will be something you won’t ever want to leave. Sounds like a plan, right?

Below, we’ve curated some basics you may want to consider to add to your wellness arsenal and enhance your #fitnessjourney. Shop one or two (or all) via the SM Malls Online app. When you do, be sure to use the voucher LESS100 at checkout to get an extra P100 off on your delivery orders worth P700—you’re welcome. 

For preventative hygiene

The easiest way to start a workout routine is to go for a jog, walk, or a run outdoors at a certain time each day. If you decide to go that route, a disinfecting mat is something you should consider having at your doorstep, especially since we’re still in the midst of a pandemic. 

The Surplus Sterillab Disinfecting Mat (Black), now only P379 from P499.75, can help you sanitize and disinfect the soles of your gym or running shoes and rid them of any debris or dirt. Having a disinfecting mat in your premises can also lower risk of cross contamination among surfaces or floors. Get this mat via the SM Malls Online app for 24% less. 

For boosting antioxidant levels

Vitamin C! Zinc! Need we say more? Having adequate amounts of these nutrients daily along with a balanced diet is recommended to help reduce the risk of many diseases. These immunity boosters play significant roles in our overall health and defense system, and they work better when taken together. 

Support your immune system and shop for the Poten-Cee + ZN (Ascorbic Acid + Zinc) 500mg/10mg Capsule (30 Capsules) for only P202.50 (before P225) via the SM Malls Online app. That’s 10% less! 

For total body workouts

A kettlebell is a must if you want to improve overall strength, core power, balance, flexibility, and coordination. Do these and more with the Fitness and Athletics Ergonomics Vinyl Coated Kettlebell from Chris Sports for P549 via the SM Malls Online app. 

This vinyl-coated kettlebell’s ergonomic design features contoured sides that allow it to rest easily on the wrist and forearm during a workout. As a result, an overhead press or bicep curl will feel more comfortable and efficient. This one’s also built to last—it’s made of solid premium iron cast designed for wear and tear or high repetition workouts. 

For a killer cardio workout

If you don’t have a ton of space, a jump rope is a space-saving option for an effective cardio program. Skipping rope is also fun to do—think Ellen Adarna’s viral jumping rope exercises and tricks she does on her social media. Shake things up and shop for the Chris Sports SKLZ Speed Rope (Jump Rope) via the SM Malls Online app for P1,499. 

With a steel rod and ball bearing system for smoother and faster rotation, this high-performance jump rope’s ideal for intense training and endurance. It comes with a coated low-kink, customizable length cord and right angle mount for proper arm and wrist positioning. 

For muscle growth and repair

Snagging a trusty protein shake is also key to complete and supplement your fitness plan. We recommend the GNC AMP Pure Isolate Whet Protein (Chocolate Frosting) 5.32lb, which you can get via the SM Malls Online app for P6,499. 

ICYDK—protein’s one of the building blocks of the human body; it helps the body repair cells and makes new ones. After a tough workout, protein shakes can offer an instant post-training boost or fuel and help repair muscles. They can also be a snack option between meals or around your designated workout window. 

The GNC Amp Pure Isolate contains only 4g of carbs and 1g of sugar per serving (and available in other decadent flavors!) so you can enjoy your drink without worrying about your macros. 

For tracking body weight

A digital weighing scale is much more reliable and precise than its analog counterpart. It’s nice to have one to keep track of your body weight, especially when you’re under a prescribed low-calorie, low-fat diet and any fluctuation is necessary for monitoring. 

Snag the Surplus Digital Weighing Scale (Black) at 38% off via the SM Malls Online app. That’s P499 from P799! With a weight capacity of 150kg, this one’s made with ABS and a tempered glass platform, and it also comes with a LED screen. Sleek!

For resistance routines

Into weightlifting? Want to build more muscles? A pair of dumbbells is a great gateway to challenging and activating your muscles. While they’re typically used for joint-isolation exercises, they can also be used for aerobics (exercises that improve cardiovascular conditioning) and resistance training (exercises that increase muscle strength by working against a weight or force). 

Add the Toby's Sports Core Neoprene Dumbbell A to your SM Malls Online app for only P140. This pair doesn’t take up much space (yay!) so you can easily stash them away or bring them to your office for a quick and convenient workout session. 

For keeping you fresh and dry

If you’re doing it right, you’re going to have to wipe or dab sweat off at the end of your workout session. Whew! A portable dry towel is always handy—whether you’re sweating it out at home or in a public space. Plus, you’ll also want to have one to keep your workout equipment dry—you can’t have your weights slip out of your hand every time, right? 

Shop the Wanderskye Portable Dry Towel Purple Cardio Equipment for only P295 via the SM Malls Online app. It’s easy to bring anywhere and nifty when you want to cool down and hop in the shower after an intense training or yoga sesh. 

While there are endless options for your fitness arsenal out in the market today, it’s best to start with the basics and stuff that you’ve already used before or familiar with. Opt for items that you can see yourself turning to again and again—gear and equipment that can help you build (and enjoy!) your own wellness sanctuary right in the comforts of your home. 

Looking for more ways to stay in shape and craft a wellness routine you can call your own? Check out SM Malls Online and SM Deals—they’ve got every aspect of your #fitnessjourney covered. With a minimum purchase of P700, you can save an extra P100 on your delivery order when you use the voucher LESS100 at checkout.