Every thing to learn about the perfect at-home health gear


In the first few weeks of the pandemic, like many others, I switched from training in the gym to attending livestream fitness classes in my living room. Thinking home ordering would only take a couple of weeks, I made do with jars of tomato sauce as hand weights and paper plates as sliders. But as the days went by and it became clear that I wasn’t going to be going back to the gym for some time, I had to invest in fitness equipment. I took this opportunity to explore Bala’s suite of products. I saw fitness trainers wearing the brand’s bangles while teaching Pilates and barre classes online, and I figured if experts were going to use them for their home workouts, maybe I should too.

The bright colors of Bala’s bangles first caught my eye, as did the ability to wear them on your wrists and ankles. After reading dozens of positive reviews on the brand’s website, I bought a pair. The reviewers praised the functionality of the bangles as well as their stylish design, which I didn’t think was important, but the more I read, the more I realized it was. Minutes after wearing the bangles for the first time, I decided they were the best wrist weights I had ever worn. I almost forgot I was wearing them – they became an extension of my arm.

Bala bracelets are inconspicuous and don’t get in the way of your workout. They come in half pound, 1 pound, and 2 pound options. I bought the 1 pound pair which I find very versatile and not too heavy so they can be comfortably worn for long periods of time. You can wear them to add intensity to matte workouts like yoga and HIIT, as well as walking, running, swimming, or using the elliptical. Bala also uploads videos of fitness routines that you can do with their products on their website.

The biggest mistake I’ve encountered with wearing other wrist weights is that they are difficult to put on. And even if you put them on, finding the right fit can be difficult. But bala bangles are flexible, and the Velcro is long enough that you can hold one end and wrap the other end around your wrist. The same goes for putting it on the ankles. Unlike where the weights are on the bangle, the rest is Velcro so you can easily adjust how tight or loose the fit should be. The Velcro fastener also secures the bangles to your body – they are not loosened even during high-intensity training sessions.

Bala bangles are available in a range of colors from deep blue to cherry red, as well as limited editions like Shade, Neon Pride and Shine. They are stylish and will become part of your fitness clothing (even when you are at home and nobody is seeing them). I’m just as excited to wear my bala bracelets as my Fabletics kits, and using a fitness product that I love to use and wear encourages me to exercise. I chose the blush color to match my favorite pink sports bra and because some of Bala’s other products come in the matching color. A mesh carrying case is included with the bangles so that you can easily store them and take them with you. I always pack my Bala bracelets in my hand luggage or my weekender bag so I can work out while traveling.

In addition to Bala Bangles, the brand makes a variety of other fitness equipment and accessories such as hair ties. Bala recommends using a natural cleaner to clean its products. I wipe mine with Bluelands Multi-Surface Cleaner Spray and a microfiber cloth, but you can buy Balas Fresh Gear Spray as well. All products are sold individually and Bala offers two product sets: the Essentials Kit and the All In Kit.

Bala’s bars are the branded version of dumbbells. They are designed without the rounded end that traditional dumbbells have, which gives the bars an even weight distribution. They are sold as a set of 2 and cost £ 3 each. The bars contain a mesh tote bag available in five colors: Punch, Charcoal, Sand, Lavender and Shine.

The Beam is Bala’s newest product and will ship on May 30th. It is a 3 kg, 15 pound bar that is suitable for presses, curls, rows, squats, and lunges. The wavy silhouette sits on your shoulders and guides you where to hold the bar. The beam is available in three colors: charcoal, blush and sand.

Bala says his Power Ring is a cross between kettlebells and dumbbells. It’s 10 pounds and you can use it to push, hold, swing, and squat. The Power Ring has an even weight distribution and is available in seven colors such as Melon, Shine and Punch. Bala also offers the Power Ring Set, which contains three rings of different sizes and weights: 10, 8 and 5 pounds.

Bala’s colorful latex resistance bands are available in sets of 5. The resistance of the bands increases on a scale from 1 to 5 and the resistance level is printed directly on the bands. They also come with a mesh carrying case.

Bala’s 7-inch double-sided sliders will help activate your core while exercising. They come in a set of 2 and a mesh carry bag. The sliders are available in three colors: Charcoal, Blush and Heather.

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