For Gear Up, we have to make sure we have everything we will need to carry through with our workouts. There are three exercise options. Gym, Outdoor or Home. You can choose one, two or all of the exercise options. I have chosen home and outdoor. I really want to learn how to work out at home and also outdoors, where there is little cost involved and it's good to get out and about in the fresh air.
So for the home exercise option I had to get a few things. I needed some DVDs, so I got the Michelle Bridges Crunch Time DVD set. There are three DVDs and they will be great for the home exercise program.
I also purchased a stepper which was listed as one of the optional items that we could get for the home exercise. I found this one at Big W and it came with two dumbbells and was very reasonably priced.
Another optional item was a heart rate monitor which I decided to invest in. At the gym I used the machines to monitor my heart rate. I am restricted to a maximum heart rate of 145 by my Dr, due to my past torn artery and high blood pressure, so I felt that the heart rate monitor was necessary for me when not training at the gym.
Through the 12wbt website there was a discount code for 30% off from the Polar website. After comparing lots of prices I couldn't find anywhere with a price any where near that 30% off so I ordered from Polar. It was amazing! I ordered late on Wednesday afternoon and it arrived on my doorstep on Friday morning! I was very very happy with their service. So can recommend them. I got the pink FT4 model. I haven't used it yet, it's still sitting in the box, so I will read the instruction manual soon to work out how to use it.
So those are the items that I have added to "Gear Up" I do already have an ipod and an exercise mat, which were other optional items that were on the home exercise list.
This time next week, the challenge will have officially begun! I am so looking forward to it!