I don't have the luxury of a gym membership. Quite frankly with two children and working part time I have no idea when I would get there. I'm all for the 24 hour thing and going when I want...but I don't want to spend the money. Also some truth, I would much rather work out alone! I work up enough sweat myself that I surely don't need to be in a room full of others who are sweating!
I believe that home workouts can be just as effective if you have the right tools at your hand. At home I have my hand weights, kettle bells and Ultimate sandbag. Some days I will focus just on upper body and use one of these. Other days I can get a full body workout in by incorporating one or all of these. When I read about the ActivMotion Bar I knew it would be a perfect add in my routine.
Here's a little about it:
*The bar is made in Detroit, Michigan. Yes, made in the USA!!!
*The bar has bearings in it which shift creating resistance.
*There are 7 different weight options (I chose the 18lb one)
* The tube is made of two layers to help with the noise of shifting bearings
Fun Fact: The University Of Michigan did a study that proved the ActivMotion Bar to increase muscle activation by 173%.
This bar can be used by anyone and they use what is called Movement Foundations to describe the levels of use for the bar:
Assess : Using the bar close to your body
Explore: Using the bar away from the body
Pattern: Creating movement with the bar
I have played around with all levels of this bar and found all useful. I have used it for a quick 15-25 minute workout on a running day and even added it in for a full body workout on my strength days along with my other strength training tools.
I was surprised at how challenging some of these movements can be with the bar as well as pleased. Who doesn't like a workout that challenges your body and core. ActivMotion Bar gives you videos to demonstrate exercises that you can use. Though I found this very helpful I have also enjoyed playing around with my own variations and movements with it.
If you are looking for a new piece of workout equipment, this is one to add for sure!
From now until January 7th you can use code: fitapproach25 for 25 % off your own ActivMotion Bar.
Disclaimer: I was given the ActivMotion Bar for review and my honest opinion. If I didn't like it you would surely know!