Do you think you need a fancy gym membership to get in shape?
You can build a simple but effective home gym for less than $100!
These are the pieces of equipment that we recommend to our clients to help them get awesome results with minimal equipment. You can do effective workouts at home and make progress for a long time without ever setting foot in a gym.
For your successful workout regimen at home, these are the most cost effective items that I have found.
Here We Go…
#1 – Woss Suspension Trainer – $42.99
Suspension trainers use your bodyweight as resistance. They are extremely effective because they require core stabilization in every exercise. I prefer the suspension trainer instead of dumbbells for a home gym. Comparatively, suspension trainers are portable, easy to set-up, and easy to modify to your strength level. You can build entire fitness routines with just a suspension trainer!
#2 – Foam Roller (1’ Long, 6” Round) – $10.95
Foam rollers are essential for recovery, mobility and myofascial release. Myofascial release is just a fancy term for self-massage using an implement. The foam roller is used for myofascial release in warm-ups, cool-downs, and active recovery days. If you are new to working out, you will quickly learn that treating your body well with proper recovery techniques will significantly improve your long term results.
#3 – Mini Band Pack of 4 (L, M, H, XH) – $8.95
#5 – Mini Band Pack of 4 XL (L, M, H, XH) – $9.25
Mini Bands are essential for glute and hip activation exercises. They are one of the best tools for building a foundation to prevent lower back and knee pain. They can also be used creatively for a wide variety of different exercises in your program.
#6 – Yoga Mat – $19.95
The yoga mat is essential to have cushion and grip to perform a number of different exercises on the floor. Many essential strength and mobility exercises can be done on the floor using a good mat. The alternative is roughing it on the cold hard floor!
Home Gym Total Cost: $92.10
These pieces of equipment are cost effective and will be perfect for your fitness journey at home. However, these pieces also have a bit of a learning curve.
To get the best results from your home gym, find a great coach who can teach you how to construct a safe and effective exercise program.
About the Author
Timothy Cavender is an online Fitness and Nutrition Coach and owner of http://simplestartfitness.com. His formal education is in Exercise Physiology and has been the Director of Personal Training Programs for the City of Cleveland Heights, Ohio for the past three years. Timothy writes regularly about fitness and nutrition on his website.
In his spare time, Timothy loves to read, cook, lift weights, go hiking with his wife, and play with his three dogs. He has an Italian Greyhound named Ri, a Boxer named Bruce and a Whippet named Devo.