Welcome to the DWPT Resource Page. All of the products on this page are either items which help me run my personal training business, or which I use for my own training and exercise needs.
People ask me for recommendations all the time regarding exercise equipment, protein supplements and workout gear. I have tried and tested every item on this page and would never recommend anything I haven't personally used. The idea of this page is to simply put all those recommendations into one place. Ideally, this will then help make your life that little bit easier when looking for that great new piece of kit.
Health & Personal Care
Foam rolling is a fantastic way to reduce muscle tension. Using a foam roll regularly will help promote muscle mobility and to help reduce physical stress, aches and pains. To learn more about foam rolling, check out my post 'How to Fix Your Sore Office Back'.
I own this foam roller for my own personal use and bought it from Amazon around 5 years ago. Unlike other brands, this has completed retained its shape and is still as firm and reliable today as the day I bought it.
In terms of protein supplements, PHD Diet Whey is my hands down favourite. It has low sugar and salt content and contains L-Carnitine and green tea to assist fat burning with BCAA's to assist rebuilding muscle after exercise. It also comes in a variety of flavours including belgium chocolate, chocolate orange, chocolate mint and salted caramel.
I've been wishing for 'truly' wireless bluetooth headphones for a while. When I saw these I had to give them a go. The sound is brilliant with great bass and treble while the little docking station both keeps the earbuds safe and charges them when not in use. For around £35 these are so much better value than Apples Ear Pods and work really well.
Braided Exercise Tubes
Having been in the fitness industry for 20 years, these exercise tubes are without a doubt, THE BEST I have ever worked with. The braided styling means they are reinforced and super strong. The build quality of these bands are amazing. They are not the cheapest, but they are the best and will last you forever. I only discovered them recently and they are quite hard to find elsewhere for this pricing.
If you are working out from home, in the park or on the go, these are a perfect addition to your workout kit. To see how you can train your entire body using resistance bands, check out my Resistance Band Workout: Total Body in 9 Moves.
Stability Exercise Ball (55cm)
I have been using stability balls in classes, with PT clients and as part of my own training for over 20 years now. These are in my opinion, one of the best value pieces of kit money can buy. If you have a home gym, one of these are essential, because they do everything. Stretching, stability exercise, strength work, core training and you can even use them as a bench for working out on.
I choose AOK as a brand because they are made with a special compound which can take 500kg of pressure. They are anti burst and never go out of shape or end up soft and squishy like so many other brands. They are in my opinion, the best money can buy.
55cm stability balls will be suitable for those people with a height of approximately 5ft 10" or under. If you are over that height, I would recommend a 65cm ball for best results and comfort.
Stability Exercise Ball (65cm)
This is exactly the same ball as the 55cm, but slightly bigger which will be better suited for taller individuals or 5ft 10" and above.
Bosu Stability Trainer
Did you know BOSU is an acronym for Both Sides Up? Bosu's are a fantastic versatile tool which can be used for total body stability, strength, conditioning, core and rehabilitation based purposes.
I have been using BOSU's with my clients and personally in my own workouts for nearly two decades. It has become an integral piece of kit at my studio and an essential tool for my own workouts. It is easy to get to grips with and maintenance free.
Suspension Training Kit
Like the Stability balls and BOSU's, suspension training is a simple, but highly effective way of working out. Working on the principle of using your own body weight for resistance, suspension trainers are incredibly versatile and can be used practically anywhere.
You can train your whole body and need nothing more than a simple door frame, tree or climbing frame to hang your suspension trainer from. It's a great way to train outside in the park when the weather is nice, easy to transport and will burn fat and tone your muscles all at the same time. This piece of kit from Belldan at around £40 is approximately a quarter of the price compared to the more well known brand of TRX.