How To: Curating Your Movement Space

It’s safe to say that in the past year or so our homes have undergone quite the transformation. From merely being our living quarters, we’ve been nudged towards transforming our homes to suit its new demands—be it a revamped work-from-home setup or making space to accommodate for an at-home workout space. The perennial question, then, is: Where do I begin? Fret not as Trapeze takes you through nifty ways to curate your home workout space. We’ve speckled this list with an array of furnishings, from workout essentials to setting the mood, we’ve gotcha’ covered! 

Manduka Mat

Photo: Manduka
Photo: Manduka Mat
It’s true—your mat matters! Thankfully, Manduka pits itself as the one-stop resolve to all your mat woes. Made from biodegradable, non-Amazon harvested, natural tree rubber with non-toxic foaming agents and non-AZO dyes, the Manduka eKO mats are both sustainable for the environment and your grip during your practice. Available in varying widths and colours, surely there’s something for everyone!

 Palo Santo Sticks or Palo Santo Scented Candle

 

Word has it that setting the tone and carefully curating the mood for your practice goes a long way! Native to Ecuador, Palo Santo is Spanish for “holy wood” and indeed, beyond its reputation for spiritual cleansing and warding off negativity, it has practical purposes such as repelling mosquitos and a pleasant scent—think: a blend of citrus, pine and mint. Psst...if you’re not an incense type of folk, why not give the scented candle a go instead—sleek, compact and a pleasant whirl of therapeutic scents. 

Lululemon Lift and Lengthen Yoga Blocks

Photo: Lululemon
Yes, blocks are absolutely necessary for every yoga practitioner whether you’re a pro or just starting out! Blocks make poses more accessible to you by providing much needed length, support and allowing for better alignment! Not to mention, blocks make a savvy tool for strength building and balance in more advanced poses. Made out of dense foam, extra grippy and giving you three height options, these Lululemon Lift and Lengthen Yoga Blocks might be just what you need be it starting from scratch or taking it to the next level—literally!

SmartRope Rookie

Photo: Tangram

It’s safe to say that skipping rope is the ultimate way to rake in a heart-racing sweat session without needing the space or distance that most cardio would require. We also know that, amidst skipping rope, we tend to lose count—a perennial problem it seems! SmartRope Rookie does all the work for you—well, sort of. It tracks jumps and other workout data via a dedicated SmartRope app so that you can work out smart and hard. But other than that, the skipping is still on you, so get to it!

JBL Flip 5

Photo: JBL

The JBL Flip 5 is no stranger to the workout scene. Suited towards recreational and fitness uses, it’s as versatile as it gets and you’ve probably seen something of the like by now. Portable, easy on the eyes, water resistant and presented neatly in the iconic JBL slender mesh frame—the list goes on. Most importantly, armed with a durable lifespan and quality audio, it’s a no-brainer that the JBL Flip 5 might be more handy than you think!

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate: Hydroflask

Photo: Hydroflask

Hydration is key when you’re clocking in those workout miles so we’re swinging you a Hydroflask recommendation. It’s temperature retention features, powered by TempShield technology, along with two walls of stainless steel with a vacuum between preventing condensation and heat transfer to the outside of the bottle, keeps your beverage hot or cold for hours on end. Did we mention it comes in varying sizes, colours and cap ergonomics? The less we say the better because, when it comes to the Hydroflask, it’s hard to have qualms! 

Curating your at-home sanctuary, at times, is deeply personal. Recognising what you need most and what serves you best in the space you’re curating is a vital first step. Whip out your digital notepad or piece of paper, list a few things you prioritise in your workout space and what you wish to seek out in this space. Surely, that’s an amazing first step. Perhaps the list will help you get one step closer to your dream space and if not, drop us and DM @wearetrapeze on Instagram and we’ll chock up more suggestions just for you and your needs. Fire away!

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