The 16 Must-Have Pieces of Fitness Equipment for Home Workouts
If you're going to create a home gym in a small space, make sure these items are on your list.
Want to work out more often, but don't want to shell out for a gym membership or pricey boutique fitness classes? No more excuses! These workout essentials will help you sweat it out at home—no gym membership necessary. Pick and choose from our curated list of gear (weights, medicine balls, yoga mats, and much more) to create a home gym room that works for you.
1 Weighted arm bands
A little weight goes a long way, and Tone-y-Bandsare proof.
Clocking in at 0.5–1 pound, this colorful wristwear adds a touch more
resistance to everyday exercise.
2 TRX bands
When anchored to the wall or a sturdy door, the TRX Home2 System becomes a full-body training system that helps you build muscle while perfecting your posture and alignment. You can var the degree of difficulty by changing your body angle.
3 Weighted jump rope
Did you know one study found that just 10 minutes of jumping rope can be equivalent to a 30-minute jog? Exactly. What’s more, the P90X Adjustable Weighted Jump Rope comes with removable 1-pound weights stashed in the handles.
4 Resistance bands
Want a rounder rump? Place one of the bands in Mark
Bell’s Sling Shot Hip Circle Sport Pack around your quads, ankles, or
knees during squats, bridges, or banded walks to help wake up those lazy
5 Balance ball
The Gaiam Total Body Balance Ball challenges your posture while forcing you to work those core muscles. Plus, it’s a great tool for stretching.
6 Exercise dice
Featuring exercises (think push-ups, lunges, and more), plus rep and time allotments, the Spri Exercise Dice help you keep things feeling exciting and fresh
Spri Sliders enhance classic body-weight exercises like lunges, mountain climbers, and pikes by creating a greater stability challenge as you glide across surfaces.
8 Exercise bench
Thirty years later and the Step High Step Aerobic Platform still reigns supreme. Here’s why: You can use it for cardio and explosive exercises, to advance moves or make them easier, or simply as a trusty bench.
9 Yoga mat
Whether you’re moving through a yoga sequence or just stretching it out after a tough workout, a cushioned mat like the Sugarmat Dreamcatcher is a must.
10 Yoga strap
Multiple hand- and footholds along the 7-foot Gaiam Restore Multi-Grip Stretch Strap ensure that you get a good post-workout stretch no matter your level of flexibility.
11 Bowknot Gym Yoga Pants
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12 Infuser Water Bottle
Add cucumbers, strawberries, mangos, watermelon, kiwis, limes, lemons or a tea bag to make your water more delicious. It is perfect for sports and our leak proof bottles will ensure that nothing spills out..Shop Now
13 Weight Lifting Gloves
These gloves are perfect for going to the gym. But thats not all they can be used for. They may also be used when climbing rocks or even riding a motorcycle or bike!
14 Neoprene Waist Belt Cincher
This Waist Belt Cincher is very slim making it hard to see under your clothes. It provides instant abdominal compression and lumbar support, hides belly bulges, helps in burning tummy fat, reducing your abdomen and waist and it soaks up sweat easily. Shop Now
15 Finger Grip Exerciser
Useful tool to strengthen your fingers. Shop Now
16 Ab Wheel