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The best workout equipment and gear to make your home feel like a gym

The best workout equipment and gear to make your home feel like a gym

As businesses have begun to cautiously open their doors to consumers, gyms are still in precarious position. COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets, and even the fanciest gyms are a fluid-fest of germs. I’m not saying it’s a more dangerous place to be than, say, the post office. But I am suggesting that you delay your return to a closed space where several people are grunting, sweating, and wiping their faces in endorphin-fueled glee (god, I miss the gym).

I know you’re under-stimulated though — bored of apps and using cast iron pans as makeshift free weights. So here’s some awesome, innovative gear you can add to your home gym to make working out at home more fun. Go ahead and get those gainz without stepping into a weight room a minute before it’s safe to.

The side plank support

While your body might be in desperate need of a

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New Jersey gym reopens in defiance of state's COVID-19 order, draws crowd, police visit

New Jersey gym reopens in defiance of state’s COVID-19 order, draws crowd, police visit

BELLMAWR, N.J. – A gym opened here Monday in defiance of the state’s COVID-19 emergency regulations, drawing patrons, protesters, police – and “Fox and Friends” weekend co-host Pete Hegseth.

The operators of The Atilis Gym got nationwide attention for their action, which was the focus of multiple reports during a Fox News morning show.

But they also received a summons for a disorderly persons offense, said Bellmawr Police Department Chief William Walsh.

He said the gym was operating in violation of an executive order that closed gyms and fitness centers as non-essential businesses.

Customers at the Browning Road gym received warnings, according to Col. Pat Callahan, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police.

Gov. Phil Murphy suggested penalties could increase for future violations of the order, which was imposed March 21 to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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Image: (Matt Rourke / AP)

New Jersey gym opens for second day in defiance of state order

A gym in New Jersey opened for a second day Tuesday in defiance of the governor’s stay-at-home order.

Image: (Matt Rourke / AP)
Image: (Matt Rourke / AP)

The police department in Bellmawr, about 10 miles southeast of Philadelphia, said in a statement that Frank Trumbetti and Ian Smith, owners of Atilis Gym, defied an executive order by the New Jersey governor closing recreational and entertainment businesses as long as the order remains in effect.

Trumbetti and Smith were both charged on a summons with a disorderly person’s offense for the second day in a row, according to police.

Five others were issued summons violations after utilizing Atilis Gym, one person was charged with organizing a protest in violation of the governor’s order and one was charged with obstructing the administration of law, the statement said.

A crowd of supporters erupted into chants of “U.S.A.” at Atilis Gym when it reopened shortly after 8 a.m.

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The risk levels of everyday activities like dining out, going to the gym, and getting a haircut, according to an infectious-disease expert

The risk levels of everyday activities like dining out, going to the gym, and getting a haircut, according to an infectious-disease expert

A waiter taking an order at an outdoor terrace of a restaurant in Lebanon.
A waiter taking an order at an outdoor terrace of a restaurant in Lebanon.

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  • The risk of catching the coronavirus by venturing out of your house is not all or nothing.

  • We spoke with Dr. Susan Hassig, an epidemiologist at Tulane University, to find out which activities are not too risky and which you should try to avoid.

  • Gatherings with groups of friends or family are risky, Hassig said.

  • Catching the virus from opening mail or touching groceries is unlikely, she said.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Coronavirus transmission is not black and white — some activities are riskier than others, while some should cause little worry.

As states start to reopen parts of their economies and people tire of an all-out quarantine, the risk level of various activities should be considered to make decisions about what’s safe and what should be avoided.

Julia Marcus, a

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Gold's Gym files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amid coronavirus closings

Gold’s Gym files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amid coronavirus closings

Gold’s Gym filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on the company’s business.

With fitness centers in most of the nation shuttered due to COVID-19, Gold’s Gym said it was forced to seek relief from its creditors.

The mostly franchised Gold’s Gym, which recently permanently closed 30 company-owned locations, said the bankruptcy “will have no further impact on current operations.”

Following the closure of those 30 gyms, Gold’s Gym will have nearly 700 locations, including about 63 company-owned and operated, Gold’s Gym CEO Adam Zeitsiff said.

The bankruptcy, he said, would help the company shed those leases.

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“We’re not going anywhere,” Zeitsiff said in an interview. “Unfortunately our industry has been hit hard like many others, but we

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Gold's Gym Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Gold’s Gym Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

VENICE, CA — Gold’s Gym filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week as the fitness chain announced the permanent closure of about 30 U.S. company-owned gyms amid the pandemic. Gold’s Gym in Venice remains only temporarily closed, the company told Patch.

“Gold’s Gym has been the world’s trusted fitness authority for more than 50 years, and we can assure our members that our company-owned gym in Venice is absolutely not going anywhere,” Adam Zeitsiff, Gold’s Gym President & CEO, told Patch.

Gold’s Gym at 360 Hampton Drive, near Sunset Avenue, remains temporarily closed under Los Angeles County’s stay-at-home order.

“We will make the decision on when to reopen when we get the green light from state and local officials and we feel it is safe for our members, team members and communities,” Zeitsiff told Patch. “Gold’s Gym Venice is where it all started in 1965, and we’ve been helping members

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Crossfit Competitor with Weight Overhead

Coronavirus has caused a home gym boom, sending companies scrambling

If you were feeling so inclined to exercise during the coronavirus confinement period, you might try to find weights online to order. Good luck.

The shutdown of commercial gyms has led to a run on home fitness equipment — kettlebells in particular due to their popularity for Crossfit and low footprint for those without much space. 

Across Walmart and Amazon, weights like dumbbells and kettlebells are out of stock, often with backorder dates pushed far into the unknown — or without a reorder date. 

Popular exercise equipment companies like Rogue Fitness and Rep Fitness have banners at the top of their websites advising customers of shipping delays that are measured in days, but could also be measured in weeks. (Rogue is mercifully down to 5-7 days for its in stock items.)

On eBay, kettlebells, which usually go for about a dollar per pound plus shipping, have been listed at double

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Three Surprisingly Effective Pieces of Workout Equipment For Your Home Gym

Three Surprisingly Effective Pieces of Workout Equipment For Your Home Gym

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If your travel plans take you away from your favorite gym, you don’t have to miss your workout regimen as well. With portable workout equipment sets, any space – from a hotel room to a stretch of beach – can be transformed to support your fitness routine. However, the best travel workout sets don’t need to be stowed away with your luggage. They can enhance your at-home workouts too, without consuming precious space.

Selecting the right portable workout equipment will depend on both your fitness preferences and space allowance. Basic sets — such as a collection of resistance bands — are an efficient solution to staying toned without giving up significant space in your carry-on or living room.

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Britney Spears reveals she burned down her personal gym: ‘It was an accident…’

Britney Spears has a solid excuse for not hitting the gym recently.

The “Lucky” songstress took to Instagram on Wednesday to share her workout routine with her followers. But before she got into the exercises, Spears gave a casual update on why she hasn’t been to her personal gym in a while.

“Hey, guys! I’m in my gym right now. I haven’t been in here for, like, six months, because I burned my gym down unfortunately,” she said. “I had two candles, and yeah, one thing led to another, and I burned it down.”

After explaining that she only has two pieces of exercise equipment left after the fire, Spears started working out with a pair of dumbbells.

The pop star gave more details about the fiery accident in her post’s caption.

“It was an accident …. but yes …. I burnt it down,” she wrote. “I walked past the

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UK gym operator has curated the ultimate at-home workout playlist based on Spotify data

If you’re struggling to find the motivation for an at-home workout during the current COVID-19 lockdowns, then picking an uplifting playlist can help keep you energized. With this in mind, UK gym operator PureGym has gone through Spotify data to find the most popular workout tunes to create an ultimate fitness playlist for exercising at home.

After searching Spotify playlists that include the words “exercise at home,” “home workout” and “home exercise” and analyzing the 27,092 songs in these playlists, PureGym was able to curate its own workout playlist of the songs and artists that appeared the most. According to the Spotify data, the world is mainly listening to Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” while getting active, with the track appearing in 12 percent of all home workout playlists. Another track from the British singer, appropriately named “Physical” was the fourth most popular song to listen to while exercising at

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