OK, so by now you know that I’m all about making fitness more accessible, right? God I hope you do, otherwise I really need to work on my story-telling skills. Anyway. I’m a big fan of any other brand, business or human trying to do the same thing.
Enter Aldi. Yes! Aldi!
I bloody love Aldi. I can’t really put my finger on why, but somehow wandering the aisles there feels different to wandering the aisles of other supermarkets. Maybe it’s the range of brands that look *almost but not quite* the same as the brands I grew up with… maybe it’s the fact that you have to BYO bags or cartons or juggle your groceries to the car… I really don’t know. And then there’s the Special Buys. Oh, the Special Buys! You can buy the most weird and wonderful things from the weekly Special Buys. From toys and gardening equipment to giant jars of peanut butter and even power generators, it’s like a treasure trove of things that you need to own.
Anyway, my general ode to Aldi ends here, because this is actually a public service announcement about something very specific and time-sensitive… Aldi’s brand new high-performance fitness products, launching tomorrow in their Special Buys. The high performance machines, resistance gear and workout wear are all available from Saturday June 17, while stocks last (which FYI is never long so you need to be quick).
You can check out the full catalogue online (try to ignore the American treats directly under the workout equipment), but here’s a sneak peek at some of the range:
Strength training/free weights/accessories
Accessories (bands, push up grips and more) – $7.99 each
Kettlebells (12kg + 16kg) – from $24.99
Balance trainer – $29.99
Dumbbell set – $34.99
High performance machines
Elliptical trainer – $299
Rowing machine – $199
Ladies’ tees, tights, jackets and singlets – from $6.99
Men’s jackets, compression tights or tops – from $13.99
Men’s and ladies shoes – $16.99
Aldi launched the range with fitness expert (and yes, the original Bachie) Tim Robards recently, who put together a workout featuring equipment from the range. Check it out here:
Tim Robards’ 20-minute full body living room workout
Resistance band squat (place both feet on the resistance band and pull over shoulders then squat x15)
10 x wide push ups (knees or toes, wider than normal push up)
20 x chair or bench step ups
10 x ab rollouts
Rest 30 secs and repeat once
20 x wide kettlebell squat
10 x close grip tricep push ups (knees or toes, grips directly under armpit)
20 x kettlebell swing
Rest 30 second repeat once
Warm down/ stretch
The range is available across Aldi stores, from tomorrow (Saturday, June 17) while stocks last. Run guys, don’t walk.