With the operation of gyms being incredibly erratic, it makes much more sense to build your own home gym for continued fitness. But won’t this be expensive? Not necessarily.
With the right equipment, you can build your home gym even with a small budget. In fact, there are exercise equipment that will cost you just $50 or less. Here are some home gym suggestions to get you started with your home fitness.
EnterSports Ab Roller Wheel
Ab rollers are compact but highly effective tools for a flat and muscled stomach. This particular model is around 3.2 inches wide, allowing for better stability during the routine. Made of stainless steel with non-slip PVC handles, the user can rely on the weight of the ab roller as he tightens his core for better balance.
This particular model also comes as a set – complete with knee pads and resistance ropes that can be attached to the end of the ab roller wheel.
This way, you can increase the intensity of each roll depending on where you are in your workout. At the same time, it helps improve control during the return so there’s very little chance of injuring yourself.
Hausse Portable Exercise Pedal Bike for Legs and Arms
This mini bike pedal is small and unobtrusive; it can even be fitted underneath the desk of your home office. The exercise bike boasts of an LCD screen display that tells you your paddling speed, the amount of time you’ve been working out, distance, and an estimate of the calories already burned.
It’s definitely a great way to get some leg work out without buying the full-blown and expensive exercise bike. If you like, you can move this item to the home office so you can get some exercise while doing some work. The model itself can be adjusted to improve the security of the feet and make sure it fits well no matter the height of the user.
Portzon Resistance Band Set
Resistance bands are one of the best ways to get strength workout using only basic, cheap, and small tools. The set comes with a handle and multiple bands which can be attached and removed as needed.
This gives you complete control over the intensity of the resistance. If you want to make things more difficult, just attach multiple bands onto the handle for that powerful workout. Each band is made of 100 percent durable latex, removing any chances of snapping mid-workout.
Ankle straps means you can actually use these products while watching television or reading. Each one is color coded so you can change the perceived weight from 10 to 30 pounds – with a total stackable capacity of up to 100 pounds!
Active Balance Exercise Ball
For those active recovery days, having an exercise ball can do so much in reducing pain and stretching the muscles to prevent cramping. This exercise ball is the complete set – coming with a pump, two pins, a pin remover, and even resistance bands – creating a 2-for-1 deal.
The ball itself is made of high-quality PVC which should discourage bursting during one of the tougher stretches you’re trying to do. The surface is slightly textured to prevent slippage and it’s just the right size to be used as a pregnancy ball.
Best Choice Products 30inches Aerobic Step Platform
Some of the best workout equipment are simple – allowing you to do most of the work for a full fitness guarantee. Aerobic steppers definitely fall in that category as one of the longest-standing exercise equipment being used today.
This particular model comes with 3 different heights which can be adjusted depending on the intensity of your routine. The legs are wide and stable – guaranteeing zero slippage during use.
Feel free to jump up and down on the stepper for a full body cardio or use it as a tool for targeted muscle exercises. It can also be broken down into a smaller size so you can hide it easily for storage. Overall load capacity is a stunning 550 pounds.
Fitness Master Jump Rope
Few people realize just how effective jump ropes can be for a full body workout. If you don’t have the budget for a treadmill, this will get your heart pumping just as fast. All you need is a decent amount of space and some motivation to get started.
Most jump ropes available in the market today are adjustable made from sturdy cable that allows up to 6 rotations per second. No need to amp things that high – but at least you have that option if you want to really kick up the intensity of the routine.
This particular model can accommodate even a 6-foot user. The grip guarantees minimal slippage – even if you’re already dripping with sweat.
QYLS Adjustable Dumbbell Weight
This particular model comes with weight bars that can be deftly removed and added on for increased intensity. The beauty of this model is that you don’t need different sizes of weight.
One size fits all so you can just add as needed. The item itself is made of top-quality steel blocks that are durable and stable. The grip itself provides enough friction to guarantee a good grasp around the handle. Even with additional weight, you can be sure that the handle won’t bend or break after repeated workouts.
Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar
Workout bars are always a great addition to home gyms because they’re always out of the way. Attached on top of the door frame, these workout bars can help you do multiple exercises such as pull-ups, push-ups, chin-ups, crunches, and various others.
Made from durable material with a coating of rubber in some places, the unit works best when fitted on top of a 35.4-inch door frame. It has three different grip positions and can accommodate up to 300 pounds.
Of course, those are just few of the exercise equipment that can be put in your home gym, each one costing less than $50. No need to buy them all – choose the ones you feel would best benefit you and work with that.
At the end of the day, remember that these are only tools and you have to make a commitment to use them in order for them to help you get the body you want.