Second Lockdown

Gym Equipment You Actually Need for Home Workout.

As Scotland’s second lockdown approaches, All Strong thought it would be a good idea to give you the lowdown on the gym equipment you actually need to get a great home workout.

Exercise Struggles in Lockdown

It can be tricky adapting to working out from home. It’s hard to muster the motivation to exercise when your sofa is sitting there right in front of you. It can also be difficult deciding which exercises to do in order to get an effective home workout. But don’t worry, All Strong has got you covered. With our online memberships, which are just £15/month, you get access to 13 live-streamed classes every week. These range from yoga to boxing so there’s something for everyone! All of our classes are designed to provide you with an effective home workout, saving you from having to do the planning and structuring yourself.
Our classes are sure to motivate you to keep your body moving through lockdown, but they also include guided relaxations to help provide some mental relief in what is a distressing time for everyone.



The only thing that’s left to consider is what kind of equipment you might need to supplement your home workouts. All Strong are offering our members up to 3 pieces of equipment to borrow over lockdown for a deposit of just £20. We will be operating on a first come, first serve basis and sadly we can’t guarantee that everyone will get what they like. Make sure you pop in before we close on Christmas Eve at 12 noon.  Here’s an overview of the equipment we suggest you borrow from us, or purchase yourself, in order to get the most from our live-streamed classes.


Exercise mats are an essential piece of equipment if you plan on doing any of our yoga or pilates classes as they provide a bit of comfort and support when doing floor exercises. They are also a great option if you want to participate in our bodyweight classes, such as Gentle Body Weight & Relaxation, as they can be used for ab exercises on your back or for supporting your knees during kneeling push-ups.

Use in: Hatha Yoga at 10.00-11.00 on Tuesdays and 1815-1900 on Thursdays, as well as Pilates on Wednesdays 18.45-19.45 and 10.00-11.00 on Fridays.


Lightweight, inexpensive and extremely versatile – you can’t go wrong with some resistance bands! They are a great piece of equipment to add an extra challenge to any body weight exercise. You can also use them for mobility exercises which are great to include as part of your warm-up.

Use in: Pilates & Yoga to take your workout to the next level.


If you’re planning on tuning in to Claire’s Kettlebells class then these are a must-have! Kettlebells are also great to add to traditional strength training workouts so they may come in handy for our Strength & Fusion classes.

Use in: Kettlebells with Claire on Mondays at 1800-1830, as well as Strength & Fitness Fusion classes on Tuesdays 17.30-18.15 and Wednesdays 10.00-11.00.


Keen to Step Up your home workouts? Then you better bag yourself an exercise step. A step may not be as versatile as some of the other pieces equipment on the list, but they are absolutely essential if you want to join Caitlin in her Step it Up class.

Use in: Step it Up! with Caitlin on Tuesdays at 18.30-19.15.


Core sliders, or gliding discs, are a great piece of kit if you enjoy working on your abs. Cosy socks are a great alternative if you don’t fancy spending some cash, but core sliders are inexpensive and a great piece of additional equipment to add to Step it Up!

Use in: Step it Up! with Caitlin on Tuesdays at 18.30-19.15.


You can’t go wrong with a pair of dumbbells. Adding dumbbells to any body weight exercise will help take your workout to the next level. Try using them in our Strength & Fitness fusion classes.

Use in: Strength & Fitness Fusion classes on Tuesdays 17.30-18.15 and Wednesdays 10.00-11.00.


Check out our full live-stream schedule below: