The 8 Fitness Essentials Every Adult Should Have in Their Home

For your at-home workouts.

By now, we have all some what adjusted to the new norm of at-home workouts and all that goes into them. We have taken the time to do as much as we can to shift our fitness routine to whatever works best in our homes or backyard (it hasn’t always been easy.)If you haven’t purchased the key essentials you need to stay on track, let today be the day you do. We at Flourish are here to break down the 8 essential workout items everyone should have on hand for a variety of exercises.

Pro Tip: Keep all your equipment in a convenient basket (or designated area) so you can easily grab what you need for your morning or evening workout.

Shop our top fitness picks below

Yoga Mat

A new mat thats durable and easy to wash is key for an at-home workout. Our favourite mat is this one from Lululemon ( $68 cad).

Bala Weights

Bala weights are the new hot item that everyone needs. They act as ankle or wrist weights and all your favourite trainers (i.e. Melissa Wood Health) are using them. These 1-2 pound weights are perfect in helping you feel a burn, but also lean out your muscles ($40-65 cad).

Resistance Bands

Feel the BURN. Resistance bands are a Flourish favourite because they get the job done quick and efficiently. We love Peach Bands ($24.99 cad).

Foam Roller

Foam rolling has so many benefits that you can incorporate into your post-workout routine. SPRI High Foam Roller ($38 cad) or any foam roller of your choice works fine.

Grippy Socks

Grippy socks (yes, like the ones we would buy for our kids so they don’t slip and fall on the hardware.) These are key if you don’t have a yoga mat, but are doing your workout in your non-carpeted living room ($32 cad).


Gliders are a great addition to your fitness arsenal! Gliders are an easy addition to really up the intensity of your workouts ($16 cad.)

Jump Rope

Jumping rope can be done anywhere and it is great way to get in your cardio and the benefits of running without actually running. This is a great way to burn fat and increase your muscle engagement ($11 cad.)

Workout Clothing Set

Finding the right workout set that makes you feel sexy is key. If you have the right outfit then you’ll be more willing to actually get on the mat and get the workout going.

Our favourite sets include a more affordable option and a more luxiourious option.

These biker shorts (on sale right now for $27 cad) and crop top ($39 cad) from Aerie (total of $66 cad.)

We love Alo Yoga for their comfy and practical sets! Here’s one of our favs right now it’s a Vapour Snakeskin Bra and High-Waste Legging Set ($220 cad.)


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– High in Disease-Fighting Antioxidants, such as flavonoids, carotenoids, and phenolic acid, which all have anti-inflammatory properties.
– High in fiber, which benefits your digestive health and promotes regular bowel movements.
-Eating dates helps improve brain function by lowering inflammatory markers, such as interleukin.
– Dates have the potential to help with blood sugar regulation due to their low glycemic index, fiber and antioxidants.

Citrus Fruits

Sweet Potatoes



Citrus Fruits

– Rich in vitamin C which is needed to form and maintain healthy skin, bones, blood vessels and connective tissue.
-Plays an important role in supporting the immune system and also acts as an antioxidant that might help protect cells against the effects of free radicals and fight inflammation. 
-Full of soluble fiber that can help lower LDL cholesterol, consequently reducing cardiovascular disease. 
– Abundant in multiple other nutrients, including potassium, folate, calcium, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, magnesium, and copper.

Sweet Potatoes




– Are highly nutritious, and supply many antioxidants, which are health-promoting compounds that help prevent oxidative stress and decrease damage to your cells.
– Parsnips are a great source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Fiber moves through your gastrointestinal tract undigested, helping to get things moving and optimizing digestive health.
– Low in calories yet rich in fiber, parsnips make an excellent addition to a healthy weight loss diet.


– Garlic is known to boost the function of the immune system and combat sickness, including the common cold.
– The active compounds in garlic reduces blood pressure.
– Contains antioxidants that may help prevent alzheimer’s disease and dementia because oxidative damage from free radicals contributes to the aging process.
– At high doses, the sulfur compounds in garlic have been shown to protect against organ damage from heavy metal toxicity.

Sweet Potatoes

– The fiber and antioidants in sweet potatoes are advantageous to gut health.
– Sweet potatoes offer various antioxidants, which may help protect against certain types of cancers.
– They are incredibly rich in beta-carotene, the antioxidant responsible for the vegetables bright orange colour.
– Full of vitamin A which is critical to a healthy immune system.





– Kale is loaded with powerful antioxidants like quercetin and kaempferol. Antioxidants are substances that help counteract oxidative damage by free radicals in the body. 
– Kale can help lower cholesterol, which may reduce the risk of heart disease.
– Kale is among the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.
-Very high in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that the body can turn into vitamin A.
– A great plant-based source of calcium, a nutrient that is very important for bone health and plays a role in all sorts of cellular functions.

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