Small fitness equipment
Effective training in the smallest space.
Small fitness equipment provides you with optimal support for your muscle training. Whether it's a tube, exercise ball, fitness band, balance pad or fascia roller - small fitness devices are small fitness makers and ideal for training at home. Small fitness equipment can be stored away quickly and easily and is always at hand. You can intensify your endurance training with weight cuffs and a hand muscle trainer optimally strengthens your hand and forearm muscles. Discover your small fitness equipment for the home.
What are small fitness devices?
Small fitness equipment is the perfect equipment for your workout at home or in the fresh air. The small handheld devices are mostly known from typical gym classes like aerobics or abs-legs-po. The often very light fitness machines are easy to use and therefore suitable for everyone. Nowadays, they are often associated with the term "functional training". Exercises in functional training train several muscle groups at the same time.
Fitness bands & tubes
Fitness bands and tubes are great for joint-sparing workouts. They allow you to exercise your entire body effectively anytime, anywhere. The elastic bands can be easily rolled up and are particularly easy to clean. The material is tear-resistant, extremely stretchy and skin-friendly.
You can train with gymnastic bands:
- Leg muscles
- Chest muscles
- Back muscles
Buy fitness bands: Our fitness bands and fitness tubes are each available in three colours and strengths. This ensures that everyone finds the right training level for their workout. Beginners start with a more elastic band, advanced users choose the stronger one.
Our tubes are equipped with two handles each. This allows for an absolutely secure grip. The elasticity of the tubes is slightly lower than that of the fitness bands and the basic resistance is therefore somewhat higher. The fitness bands can be wrapped around the hands to increase the resistance.
The exercise ball has many uses. As a sitting ball, as most people know it, in prevention and especially in fitness training. Just sitting on the exercise ball promotes an upright posture and trains balance in everyday life. It has already replaced the office chair in many offices. In the fitness room, it enables extensive balance, strength and coordination training.
Training with the exercise ball strengthens above all the smallest muscles in the body that keep us stable and upright. Already when sitting, the little helpers have to fight against the new unevenness. If you lift one leg or close your eyes, for example, this is a highly effective workout.
Buy the right exercise ball: The right size of ball depends on your height. Our yellow exercise ball is particularly suitable for people up to 155 cm tall. People between 155cm and 175cm should choose our grey ball and people over 175cm should choose our black ball. All our exercise balls are made of high-quality PVC and are available in anti-burst quality up to a maximum load of 120kg.
Our HAMMER Balance Pad is a 46 x 38 x 5.5 cm foam mat and is used to strengthen coordination and concentration skills. Balance and coordination can be trained effectively and comfortably on the super-soft foam.
During balance training, the deep muscles are strongly stressed. These muscles are important for keeping the body in a stable position. These include, for example, all the muscles that fix joints in their position. As soon as the surface becomes more wobbly, for example because of the balance pad, these muscles have to work.
Balance is a dynamic process that takes place in everything we do. Whether in everyday life at work, when walking or exercising - the body always has to find its balance again. So the better this is, the easier everyday life becomes.
With a fascia roller you can:
- promote blood circulation to your muscles
- Release tension
- Massage your muscle structures
- Mobilise your connective tissue structures
By moving your body over the roller, the adhesions of the fasciae are loosened. Even simple exercises are enough to make you feel much better after training. You demonstrably become more flexible, the muscles more relaxed. Blood circulation is increased and posture is significantly improved.
You can find more information about fascia training in our fitness knowledge article: Fascia - the secret muscle supporter.
Push-up grips - can be placed at any width and work different muscle fibres in the chest and shoulders. Chest, shoulders and arms are intensively and variedly addressed, additionally the intermuscular coordination is strengthened. Our HAMMER push-up grips can be freely rotated 360° and allow countless grip positions.
Core Wheels - make classic push-ups much more challenging and at the same time much more effective. Shoulders and arms need to maintain position during the exercise, resulting in a more effective workout that puts more strain on the muscles. Tips & tricks on core training can also be found in our fitness knowledge article: Core training The torso check.
Weight cuffs - are perfect for intensifying endurance training. They can be easily attached to wrists or ankles with Velcro and can be used for any endurance workout.
Hand muscle trainer
Hand muscle trainers - strengthen your hand and forearm muscles while providing more grip strength for pulling exercises. Hand trainers are also ideal for effective muscle building in rehabilitation and sports therapy. Our HAMMER hand muscle trainer has a particularly non-slip grip and the training resistance can be adjusted from 10-40 kg.
A gymnastics mat can be used in a variety of ways. Beginners start with basic exercises such as crunches, advanced users start directly with more complex exercises. And the best thing about it? Everyone can increase their individual training level at their own pace. Whether more repetitions or a more complex exercise, there are many ways to increase the difficulty level.
Buy a sports mat: Our Alaya yoga mat is made of environmentally friendly material and is therefore skin-friendly, suitable for allergy sufferers and recyclable. Thanks to its comfortable thickness (approx. 1.5 cm) and particularly dense cell structure, our HAMMER sports mat is excellently suited for physiotherapeutic exercises. It provides a gentle cushion and reliably protects the joints from hard floors.
Abdominal muscle trainer
Our ab trainer is one of the more advanced training devices. However, it can also be varied very well. Beginners place their knees on the abdominal trainer and roll it forwards as far as possible. Advanced users may roll a little lower or even lift their knees. If this is not enough, the repetitions are increased or the exercise is held for a while.
For whom is training with small fitness equipment suitable?
Whether beginner or professional, young or old - there is the right fitness equipment for every training goal. Both the experienced athlete and the complete beginner can find the right exercise for themselves with the same fitness equipment.
The important thing is to stretch properly before and after your workout. Stretching helps you to prepare your muscles for the upcoming stress. You should stretch briefly and dynamically. You can find more information on stretching in our fitness knowledge article: Stretching correctly - stretching DURING strength training.
What can training with small fitness equipment do?
- Works several muscles at the same time
- Improves coordination and balance
- Combines strength and endurance
Basically, training with fitness accessories & small equipment differs from machine fitness equipment in one thing in particular: several muscles are always worked at the same time. Training on machine equipment supports the body so that the desired muscle can be trained in isolation.
Free exercises always require the interaction of several muscles. The push-up exercise, for example, does not only train the chest muscle. Abdominal, shoulder and even leg muscles help keep the body stable. This primarily trains the sensorimotor skills, i.e. coordination and balance. Due to the interaction of several muscle groups, 30 - 60 minutes of training are enough to burn a lot of calories.
The workout with small fitness machines combines strength and endurance and also strengthens the joints. This is because most of the exercises are multi-joint. This means that not only the knee joint but also, for example, the foot and hip joints have to work during an exercise. If you now maintain the chosen intensity of the exercise over a certain period of time, both strength and endurance improve.
Our local fitness experts will also be happy to help you find the right equipment.
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