Hey Shawn! That is one hard question to answer. I’ve decided upon one piece of equipment, however, I’d like to give you my rationale on why I chose this piece of equipment. My top three are:
1. A 15 pound kettle bell
2. The TRX suspension trainer
3. Kangoo Jumps.
My final answer is Kangoo Jumps. If you don’t know what they are visit www.kangoojumps.com and if you should decide to purchase a pair please mention my name.
As much as I love the TRX trainer and Kettlebells the workouts are primarily core and functional and there are thousands of activities that I can engage in that mimic the many movements one performs with either pieces of the above-mentioned equipment.
Kangoo Jumps on the other hand allow me to engage in high-intensity low-impact aerobic and anaerobic activity. My reality is that my body doesn’t respond to exercise in the same manner as it did 20 years ago. This means I can engage in explosive aerobic and anaerobic activity without the impact on my body.
Thanks for your question.
One piece of equipment. It’s light and versatile. And many clients already have it. A Fitness ball (Swiss Ball, Stability Ball), you know that big round thing. Exercises range from simple crunches to complex mountain climbers and straight leg jack-knifes. Great for core, legs, arms and chest. Have a client do a regular push-up, then the same push up on a Fitness Ball. The instability forces you to use all those wonderful connector muscles. And when you use a Fitness Ball, EVERYTHING has to come to the party. Of course it’s up to you to be creative, create a pace and flow, maybe some great music and crank out an amazing workout.