If you wanted to spend a bunch of money and plant a huge piece of equipment smack-dab in the middle of your living room, building the perfect home gym would be a no-brainer, but most people want versatile equipment that doesn’t cost a fortune and can be tucked away when it’s not in use. It also helps if workout equipment isn't too complicated to use.
It’s possible to build the perfect home gym, whether you're exercising for the first time or you’ve been a fitness fanatic for years. To increase your chance of success, try these 30 pieces of home gym equipment that will help you finally commit to a routine.
Feel the Burn with Hip CirclesMark Bell Hip Circle
Personal trainers and fitness beginners swear by the Mark Bell Hip Circle, a band you wear right above the knees when doing glute, thigh and leg exercises. It provides resistance, leading to faster muscle activation and more muscle gain. The bands are made of a thick latex blend to minimize leg irritation.
The Best Medicine Ball on the MarketSPRI Xerball
With the SPRI Xerball, you will never get bored in your home gym. The ball looks and feels like a basketball and is the ball of choice for many commercial gyms. The versatile Xerball provides all the benefits of bulky exercise machines in the form of a little ball that can be stored in a closet.
A Weight Set That Fits in the Corner of a RoomBowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells
The Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells allow you to lift different weights without investing a lot of money in a huge weight set. The dumbbells are made of adjustable weights that are added and removed using the docking station when you set the dial to the weight you want.
Step Up Your Fitness GameThe Step Aerobic Platform
The Step aerobic platform only takes up about a foot and a half of space, but it adds plenty of versatility to your home gym. The four risers can be added or removed to change the difficulty of your workout, and the whole setup is recyclable. With non-slip material on, above and below each step, you never have to worry about falling.
Get Your Stretch OnGaiam Restore Multi-Grip Stretch Strap
Stretching is the key to a more effective warmup and a better workout. The Gaiam Restore Multi-Grip Stretch Strap is very effective for nailing yoga poses, but it can be used for any stretching exercises. Although it may look like the strap does all the work for you, the band actually gives you a deeper stretch.
Train Like a Navy SEALTRX All-In-One Suspension Training System
The TRX All-In-One Suspension Training System , designed by a real Navy SEAL, comes with everything you need to set up, store and use it. Although TRX workouts are intense, they rely on gravity and body weight, so anyone can do them. The only things you need to perform TRX exercises are straps and a sturdy surface to hook the straps.
A Foldable TreadmillAsuna Space Saving Treadmill
The foldable Asuna Space Saving Treadmill fixes the problem of treadmills being too large for home gyms. The built-in tablet holder and AUX cord-connected speakers make it easy to entertain yourself while you work out. The motorized treadmill can go as fast as 8 miles per hour.
This Home Gym System Does It AllBowflex Blaze Home Gym
The Bowflex Blaze Home Gym is the one-stop-shop of personal gym equipment. Whether you’re a fitness buff who is ready to ditch the gym or a beginner who is eager to see results, this could be the perfect product for you. The weights and the positioning of the seat are completely customizable.
Bring the Pilates Studio to Your HomeSupreme Toning Tower
The Supreme Toning Tower is built for Pilates and Barre exercises, but the possibilities are only limited by your imagination. This machine allows you to do Pilates studio-style exercises in the comfort of your home and then fold the entire system away for easy storage. The tower comes with a DVD and online training videos from its creator, Beverly Hills Fitness.
A “Magic” RingProBody Pilates Ring
The Probody Pilates Ring can be used for a variety of exercises. It’s perfect for toning the inner thighs as well as balance and endurance workouts. The ring challenges the muscles without putting excessive strain on the joints. Although advanced fitness buffs use it, this product can easily be used by beginners, elderly participants and those recovering from injuries.
Balance Your Way to a Better BodyYes4All Wooden Balance Board
Working out isn’t all about pushups and squats. Use the [productid asin= "B00WJJJX2Q"]Yes4All Wooden Balance Board[/productid] to inject a little fun into your exercise routine. As you wobble around on the circular tilting board, you improve your posture, tone your core and — of course — improve your balance.
Roll Your Love Handles AwayN1Fit Ab Roller Wheel
Ab wheels are nothing new, but the N1Fit Ab Roller Wheel is a perfected version of an old home gym essential. The wheel is thicker with good tread, and the handle is designed with firm grips. This extremely portable device can go anywhere you go.
Make Your Home Gym ComfortableProsourceFit Puzzle Exercise Mats
The environment of a home gym matters just as much as the equipment. ProsourceFit Puzzle Mats will make your gym more comfortable and are particularly useful if you plan to use heavy equipment that could damage floors or be unstable.
A Home Gym That Can Fit in Your SuitcaseOYO Personal Gym
How would you like to train like an astronaut? With the OYO Personal Gym, you can! Designed for use in the International Space Station, this equipment packs the power of an entire gym into a handheld machine. It comes with a wall chart, free videos and access to a coaching app.
Stand Still and Get ResultsConfidence Vibration Platform
The Confidence Vibration Platform provides a revolutionary solution on those lazy days. Instead of doing a million squats, get in the squat position and let the vibration do the rest. Exercise is just movement. This activates muscles and burns calories using artificial movement.
Bounce Your Way to Perfect BalanceURBNFit Exercise Ball
The URBNFit Exercise Ball comes in a variety of sizes and includes an easy-to-use pump and exercise guide to jumpstart your creativity. People say this particular ball is very sturdy and — unlike other exercise balls on the market — does not have a harsh chemical smell.
The Best Exercise Bike for a Small SpaceExerpeutic Folding Exercise Bike
The Exerpeutic Folding Exercise Bike allows you to enjoy the benefits of a stationary bike without sacrificing a lot of space. The bike folds up when you’re done for easy storage. With an adjustable seat height, it safely seats a person up to 73 inches tall. Unlike those painful spin cushions in commercial gyms, the large seat on this bike is very comfortable, according to many customers.
Row Your Way to a Toned BodyFitness Reality Bluetooth Rowing Machine
If you want an intense full-body workout that takes rowing to a new level, try the Fitness Reality Bluetooth Rowing Machine. The Bluetooth-enabled device integrates with the My Cloud Fitness app to track your workout. The LCD screen features a large display that makes it easy to see how many calories you’re burning.
Work Out While Watching TelevisionCubii Jr. Desk Elliptical
What if you want to exercise at home, but you aren’t ready to commit to a full home gym? The Cubii Jr. Desk Elliptical offers a small, compact solution to help you ease into things. All you have to do is sit and pedal. The machine is fairly quiet, which also makes it a fan favorite.
Another Product That Does It AllBodyBoss Home Gym 2.0
The BodyBoss Home Gym 2.0 is an all-in-one total workout system that comes with a baseboard, resistance straps, pull-up bar, door anchor and handles. This simple, portable setup allows you to isolate the same muscle groups normally targeted by expensive machines in commercial gyms.
You'd Be Insane Not to Buy ThisInsanity DVD Set
You’ve probably seen Shaun T’s infomercials for the Insanity DVD Set hundreds of times. Working out at home doesn’t mean you have to come up with everything on your own. This system has worked for thousands of people, and you don’t need any equipment at all to do the workouts. This particular set comes with 10 DVDs that can be done over and over again.
The Best Kettlebell Set You'll Ever BuyTone Fitness Kettlebell and DVD Set
The [productid asin="B072KSK1HT"]Tone Fitness Kettlebell and DVD Set[/product id] is a home gym essential. The set includes kettlebells in three different weights and has a helpful DVD to teach you how to get the most out of the bells.
Taking Double Dutch to the Next LevelDEGOL Jump Rope
You probably already know how to use a jump rope, so there’s no learning curve here. Many fitness jump ropes can be extremely flimsy, but the DEGOL Jump Rope is a high-quality product with memory foam handles that are six inches long to make it easy to get a good grip.
Jump Into Your Fitness GoalsBound 3-in-1 Wood Plyo Box
The Bound 3-in-1 Wood Plyo Box is great for CrossFit, step-ups, agility and plyometrics. With so many different uses, it’s perfect for a home gym. Each side of the box is a different height, so you can turn it to the side that works best for you. There are two different sizes available.
Gliding Feels More Like Fun Than a WorkoutFassgen Fitness Gliding Discs
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Every Great Workout Needs Great MusicOontZ Angle 3 (3rd Generation)
Never work out in silence with the OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Generation) speaker by your side. This tiny triangular Bluetooth speaker makes streaming music from any device quick and easy. The battery lasts for 14 hours, which adds up to quite a few workouts before you have to recharge.
Track Your ProgressSkygrand Fitness Tracker
The Skygrand Fitness Tracker does everything a Fitbit does — at a fraction of the price. It tracks the number of calories you burn more accurately than generic calorie counters on exercise equipment, and the heart rate tracker lets you keep tabs on the intensity of your exercises.
Upgrade Your Recovery ProcessAmazonBasics Foam Roller
It’s great to feel the burn during a workout, but nobody wants muscles to ache all day long. With the AmazonBasics foam roller, you can intensify your cool-down routine by rolling your tired muscles over this luxurious foam roller.