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The Instacart buying guide to fitness

The right fitness supplies can help you stay healthy and fit from the comfort and convenience of your own home. With Instacart, you don't even have to leave the house to get the equipment you need for an effective workout. Simply download the Instacart app or order through the Instacart website. You can get the fitness equipment and supplies that you're after in as little as 2 hours!

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Buy your favorite fitness online with Instacart. Order fitness trackers, fitness equipment, fitness accessories, and more from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

FAQs About Fitness

It's best if you can test out some weights to find the right option for your needs. Women should generally start with two 5- to 10-pound weights for weight lifting, and men should try two 10- to 20-pound weights. Keeping your arms straight down to the elbow, try to do 14-22 reps with your chosen weights. If you can't get to 14, decrease the weight by 5lbs.

If you're using dumbbells to enhance your aerobic exercises, you'll want much lighter weights. The American Council on Exercises suggests using dumbbells between one and three pounds. This will help you tone your muscles while you're doing aerobics without putting too much strain on yourself.

Foam rollers are designed to relieve muscle soreness, release tension, and increase your flexibility and range of motion. Using a foam roller before your workout increases circulation and helps prepare your body for exercise. Rolling before your activity will make it easier for you to stretch your muscles. After your workout, the foam roller can release knots, increase blood flow, and help speed recovery.

It's fairly easy to use a foam roller. Choose a particular part of the body and gently move the roller up and down those muscles for 20-30 seconds. Some good areas to work on include your:
  • Upper and lower back.
  • Calves.
  • Groin.
  • Hamstrings.
  • Quadriceps.
  • Glutes.
  • Chest.

It's important to keep your fitness equipment clean and sanitized, so these high-touch surfaces don't allow bacteria to grow. You need to use the right cleaning products to avoid damaging sensitive equipment like rubber exercise balls, resistance bands, and yoga mats. Avoid vinegar or bleach, as these can cause damage.

Look for a disinfectant wipe that's designed for gym equipment. You can typically clean smaller items like resistance bands with warm water and dish soap. Water and dish soap will work on yoga mats as well.

Even though you may be the only person using this equipment, it's still important to clean it often. This way, you can kill off any germs or bacteria you may have inadvertently brought home while keeping things fresh.

A standard yoga mat is 3.3 mm, or 1/8-inch thick. This is a good starting point if you're not familiar with using yoga mats. A thin yoga mat like this will give you greater stability when you're trying to balance, and it will provide a good grip for tricky poses.

If you're not comfortable working out on hard floors, you may want a slightly thicker mat. A 1/4-inch yoga mat will create a softer surface, so you have extra back support when you're doing mat work, and your knees and elbows won't dig into the ground as much when you're doing various poses or activities.

You may want to have one of each on hand if you're doing a variety of exercises. Use the thinner mat for complex yoga poses and your thicker mat for crunches and other mat work that doesn't require balance.

You can easily order many of the basic pieces of fitness equipment that you need through Instacart. Instacart partners with a variety of local retailers to provide convenient home delivery or store pickup to save you the time and effort of going to the store. You can browse fitness equipment easily online via the Instacart app or website. If you're ready to enhance your fitness routines, start filling your cart now and get everything you need for your next workout in as little as 2 hours!
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