Surprising Household Items You Can Implement Into Your Workout

Get creative with your home workouts by using these unconventional household items.
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Have you been missing your workouts? A lack of gym equipment shouldn’t stop you from working out from home, especially since many household items can be used as a replacement—including these five. Get ready to start working out from home again with these basic things!

Laundry Detergent

If you miss kettlebell workouts but don’t have your personal kettlebell at home, use a bottle of laundry detergent in its place. It resembles a kettlebell with its size, shape, and weight, and it can give you an amazing workout.

Canned Goods

If you prefer working out with light dumbbells, they can be easily replaced with canned goods from your pantry.


A yoga mat is an essential part of equipment for home workouts, but not having one shouldn’t stop you from getting in shape. Use a large beach towel as a replacement before you’re ready to invest in your own yoga mat.

Couch Cushions

Using a BOSU ball is a great way to make your workouts more challenging. Most people don’t have one at home, but cushions from your couch can be used in its place if they come in a similar size.


Using a broom or a mop in your abdominal exercises can take them to the next level. Holding it above your head can increase your strength and help you better align your core.