Yip Fitness Starter Kit

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Welcome to the Yip Fitness family! Our program is fully online and focuses on full body weight training that is tailored towards women. All ages and levels are welcome to join! You’re probably wondering “What do I need to get started on my Yip Fitness journey?” Well look no further, this is a guide for products that we recommend! The workouts are programmed as if you have no equipment, so the products below are all optional and can only help you to improve your workout.

Yoga Mats/Cushions

We will be doing movements on the floor so Yoga mats and cushions help with balance and they mitigate the pain on hard surfaces. You can use a Yoga Knee/Elbow Pad, a Balance Pad, or a Yoga Mat. For those who don’t own a yoga mat or cushion, you could use a towel or even a pillow for support! 

Knee/Elbow Pads are always good options because they don’t take up a lot of space.

We have three options below that we think are the best choices for getting started:

The ProsourceFit Yoga Knee/Elbow Pad is lightweight and can be folded for more cushion.

Material: NBR foam 
Color: Multiple Options
Dimensions: 24 x 10 x 0.63 in.
Thickness: 15mm/0.6in

You can buy it on Amazon for $10+.

The ProsourceFit Exercise Balance Pad is great for knee pain due to its thickness. 

Material: TPE 
Color: Multiple Options
Dimensions: 15×12 in., 15×19 in.
Thickness: 2.5 in.

You can buy it on Amazon for $22+.

If you are looking for a Yoga Mat, BalanceFrom GoYoga  is great for all levels. It’s non-slip and comes with a carrying sling/strap for easy transportation.

Material: PVC
Color: Multiple Options
Dimensions: 68 x 24 in.
Thickness: 1/4 in., 1/2 in., 1 in.

You can buy the 1/4 in., 1/2 in., or 1 in on Amazon for $16+.

Exercise Bands

There will be movements during class where exercise bands can be used. They help you build strength and improve your flexibility and joint mobility. 

Fit Simplify Resistance Bands are great for everyday use. They even come with a portable carrying bag so you can take them on the go.

Material: Rubber
Color: Multiple Options
Levels: X-light, Light, Medium, Heavy, X-Heavy

You can buy it on Amazon for around $10+.

Booty Bands are thicker material so they don’t slip on your arms or legs as easily.

Material: Rubber
Color: Multiple Options
Levels: Light, Medium, Heavy

You can buy it on Amazon for around $16+.

Dumbbells

We incorporate lightweight dumbbells into our movements to improve muscle strength and flexibility. They can also help to develop coordination and stability for muscles and joints. You can always use your water bottles as weights as well if you don’t have dumbbells at home. 

A great starter set is the Amazon Basics Hand Weight Set

Material: Neoprene Coated
Color: Multiple Options
Weight: 2lb, 3lb, 5lb

You can buy it on Amazon for $35+.

Gruper Adjustable Dumbbells weights can be adjusted so that you have 5 levels in one set. These are more advanced because the weight can rise to 11lb.

Material: ABD, NPR
Color: Mint Green, Navy Blue
Weight: 2.6lb, 4.8lb, 6.4lb, 8lb to 11lb

You can buy it on Amazon for $40+.

Foam rolling

Foam rolling is effective for before and after your workouts. It helps alleviate muscle tightness, soreness, and inflammation. It also helps to improve your joints range of motion. 

Check out Yip Fitness videos on how to foam roll: https://yipfitness.com/client-homework/

A tennis ball works well because it’s not as hard so you won’t bruise yourself if you’ve never done foam rolling before. Wilson Prime Tennis Balls are at a great price for 3 balls in one can.

You can buy them on Amazon for $15+.

Champion Sports Official Lacrosse Balls are made of rubber so they can last longer and endure more weight pressure. They come in packs of 1, 2, 3, 6, and 12.

You can buy them on Amazon for $6+.

ProsourceFit Foam Rollers are great for beginners who would like to use an actual foam roller. They are lightweight and the price for them won’t break your wallet.

Material: EPP foam
Color: Black
Sizes: 12 X 3 in., 12 X 6 in., 18 X 3 in., 18 X 6 in., 36 X 3 in., 36 X 6 in.

You can buy it on Amazon for $10+.

TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller is an intermediate level foam roller. It is much harder material because of the hollow core.

Material: Pipe, Foam
Color: Multiple Options
Sizes: 13 x 5.5 in. 

You can buy it on Amazon for $30+. 

Water Bottles

It is important to drink enough water so that you feel hydrated and ready to go! Carrying a water bottle can help you remember to drink more water throughout the day. 

It is important to drink enough water because sweat evaporates from the skin, it removes heat from the body, and we lose body fluid. So, we need to drink fluid during exercise to replace the fluids we lose when we sweat. That way, we’ll reduce the risk of heat stress, maintain normal body function, and maintain performance levels. Carrying a water bottle can help you remember to drink more water throughout the day. Here are some options to consider:

Iron Flask Sports Water Bottle: Stainless Steel & Insulated.

Material: Stainless Steel
Color: Multiple Options
Sizes: 14oz, 18oz, 22oz, 32oz, 40oz, 64oz
Lid: Straw Lid, Flip Lid, and Stainless Steel Lid
Temperature: Cold & Hot Water
Cleaning Instructions: Hand Wash Only

You can buy it on Amazon for $20+.

Giotto: Motivational Quotes & Time Marker.

Material: Hard Plastic
Color: Multiple Options
Sizes: 32oz, 64oz, 128oz
Lid: Straw Lid
Temperature: Cold & Room Temperature
Cleaning Instructions: Hand Wash Only

You can buy the 32oz, 64oz, or 128oz on Amazon for $10+.

Nalgene: Simple & Everyday use.

Material: Hard Plastic
Color: Multiple Options
Sizes: 32oz
Lid: Wide lid
Temperature: Cold & Room Temperature
Cleaning Instructions: Dishwasher Safe (Top row only)

You can buy it on Amazon for $10+.

Check out our article, Top 10 Water Bottles for more options!

Step Tracking

Tracking your steps is a great way to be held accountable for the amount of cardio you do throughout the day. We set step goals to encourage people to walk more! 

A convenient way to track your steps is through cell phone apps. Google Fit is a free app for Androids. Apple iPhones come with an AppleHealth App already installed on your phone. If you don’t want to use those apps, these are other options for tracking your steps:

Fitbit: Health & Fitness:

This app is #8 in Health & Fitness with a 4.1 star rating. The best thing about this app is that it doesn’t require a Fitbit watch to actually use the app.

Price: Free

It is compatible with iOS & Android.

Pacer Pedometer & Step Tracker:

This app is #53 in Health & Fitness with a 4.9 star rating. The free version is simply a pedometer. You can upgrade to the premium version to track how your activity progresses.

Price: Free, $50/year premium subscription

It is compatible with iOS & Android.

SteppApps Pedometer:

This app is #71 in Health & Fitness with a 4.8 star rating. You can change the interface to different colors. You can also conveniently check your steps through the app’s widget if you have an iPhone. 

Price: Free, $3 ad-free pro version

It is compatible with iOS & Android.

We recommend pedometers if you don’t like bringing your phone with you. 

iGANK Simple Walking Pedometer Step Counter has a clip feature where you can loop the clip through your pants or bra strap.

Color: Multiple Options
Battery: CR2032 Lithium-Ion

You can buy it on Amazon for $17+.

Another option is fitness watches. Fitness watches are travel friendly and very convenient for people who don’t like to bring their phones while they perform activities. 

To start off, Amazfit Band 5 Fitness Tracker is a watch for beginners who don’t want to spend so much money on a fitness watch. It has a HD color display screen for tracking your steps.

Color: Multiple Options
Supported Application: Fitness Tracker, Sleep Monitor, Heart Rate Monitor, Pedometer, Blood Oxygen, Women’s Health Tracking, Calendar, Alarm, Music Control
Features: 15-Day Battery Life, Water Resistant, Touchscreen, Smartphone compatible, 11 Sports Modes

You can buy it on Amazon for $40+.

The Fitbit Inspire is popular for its sleek, modern look and simple functionality. Perfect for everyday activities.

Color: White, Black, Lilac
Supported Application: Fitness Tracker, Sleep Monitor, Heart Rate Monitor
Features: Waterproof, Touchscreen, Bluetooth, Smartphone compatible

You can buy it on Amazon for $98+.

The Suunto series is for people who like to do sporty activities. The SUUNTO 3 monitors daily data to create custom 7 day plans that help maintain or improve your fitness level. It also has a thick and very breathable band.

Color: Multiple Options
Supported Application: Fitness Tracker, Adaptive training guidance, Sleep Monitor, Heart Rate Monitor
Features: Waterproof (30 meters), Bluetooth, Smartphone compatible, Connected GPS, 70 sport modes, Weather (Sunrise and Sunset via Suunto App)

You can buy it on Amazon for $179+.

These are all the items we recommend in our Yip Fitness Starter Kit. Yip Fitness uses body weight for classes so all the products are optional and can only benefit you. Thank you for reading and good luck on your Yip Fitness journey!

Love,

Yip Fitness Family

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