Probably you know someone, maybe yourself, who has a lot of fitness gear and fitness equipment without use. Fitness gears become lounge wear and Fitness equipment becomes “dust keepers”.
A zero-waste fitness routine should be focused on minimum equipment and body-weight workouts. Or at least durable equipment. One possibility is going to a gym where they take good care of the equipment.
I like working out at home because then I spare the time it would normally take me to go to the gym. In YouTube there are plenty of options. I enjoy Tara Stiles’ yoga videos but Yoga with Adrienne is definitely the place to start, her 30 days of yoga program is great for beginners. I also like the videos of Tone it Up. If money is not an issue, you can subscribe to some streaming services, like Essentrics.
For pregnant women, Spinning Babies’ daily activities are great (see link here). I particularly loved sitting on a exercise ball and I still do, I find it to be easier to me to keep a good posture when sitting on it. You can also buy a downloadable file called Daily Essentials (see link here) which includes some great tips and a yoga video.
If you are looking for some home equipment, you can start with a yoga mat, it is great not only for doing yoga but also for any other exercise on the floor, Pilates, barre or what you enjoy doing. There are some great products out there that to choose from, a couple of options are on the following Amazon affiliate links: for example this Eco Friendly Non Slip Yoga Mat, or this Organic Jute Yoga Mat.
I think that a TRX kit is also great like this TRX Training – Suspension Training Kit, specially if you enjoy more challenging types of exercise.
Here you can find some Cork Yoga Blocks and yoga Strap Set made from Natural and Sustainable Materials or just a set of 2 Cork Yoga Blocks.
As for fitness gear, Rumi X offers some gorgeous leggings and sport bras made with recycled plastic bottles and coffee grounds. Please remember that even if you buy clothes made of recycled plastic, it is still plastic. What I mean is that to avoid releasing microplastic to the ocean (see our previous post on Zero Waste: Doing Laundry), hand wash only with cold water or in a gentle program in the wash machine. And air dry to keep them at their best.
And if you have long hair and, like me, hate when it comes even near your face. Koosho has some great hair ties made of organic cotton and natural rubber. They also have organic cotton headbands.
How has your fitness routine changed since going zero waste?
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