Let’s have more fun while exercising! I made a medicine ball and yoga equipment from recycled materials, and brought it to my taiko group. We had a lot of fun incorporating these homemade items into our warm-up. So come get ideas to spice up your workouts in the new year!
You can listen to my podcast episode on how I made my own exercise equipment from recycled materials back in December 2019 in this YouTube video:
Medicine Balls / Sand Bags / Kettle Bells
I made a medicine ball by sewing denim scraps into a cube, then stuffing it with old socks very tightly. There are also tutorials online for making a medicine ball by putting sand into a rubber basketball.
Wrist and Ankle Weights
Recycled paint stir sticks to make your own agility ladder. Here’s a video with fun drills to do with your agility ladder:
You don’t need to buy the commercially-made gliding discs – just use paper plates (on carpet) or wash cloths (on wood).
Upcycle a defunct fireman’s hose or garden hose.