Exercise Tools Clients Have At Home

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Since our training studio has been closed for nearly a month due to COVID-19, I’ve been teaching a lot of virtual online classes and training sessions. It has definitely proven that you can train clients remotely!

There are literally hundreds of muscle and cardio exercises you can walk your clients through with absolutely no equipment whatsoever. Their bodies are the best machines!

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Clients don’t have a lot of fitness equipment at home? Have them make training tools with stuff that they most likely already have.

Here’s some items that you can have clients use as exercise equipment:

Canned goods


Cans of soup, vegetables or stew work great as hand-weights to add additional resistance during squats, lunges or for chest and shoulder presses, curls, kickbacks, extensions etc.





If your clients need something heavier to lift, jugs of laundry detergent, soap or milk can work great.

Bags and backpacks


Have your clients grab a reusable grocery bag or backpack and fill with items such as books or cans to create something heavier to lift.




Bag of dog food, kitty litter, dirt and rice

Bags of heavy items can be held during squats, lunges etc for additional resistance.


If your clients live in a two-story home, they have a whole gym waiting for them. Walking or running up the stairs is a fabulous cardio workout. The steps can be used for step-ups, push-ups and triceps dips. They can also wrap an exercise tube around the railings to perform rows, chest presses, torso rotations, external rotation, triceps kickbacks, etc.

Paper plates


Have your clients place one foot on a paper plate and perform a sliding reverse or lateral lunge. They can do mountain climbers with feet on paper plates or they can do bridging with feet sliding on paper plates.



Bottom line – If there’s a will, there’s a way. Your client’s physical fitness and strength are so important, now more than ever. So, remind your clients to commit time to focusing on their health!

Yours in health, fitness & business,
Sherri McMillan

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