Some Must Have Equipment for a Home Gym

Some Must Have Equipment for a Home Gym

The key to any physical fitness program is to follow it regularly, which may not be possible if you do not have adequate equipment in around you.

You may find going to gym to be frightfully expensive and also time consuming, plus you need to take out time especially for it to go there regularly.

Therefore, it may be a wise choice to invest a bit and get some equipment for a home gym which will enable you to practice regularly irrespective of the weather or any such constraints.

A home gym is certainly one of the best ways for bodybuilding as well as to build up your endurance and stamina.

Simple and Cost Friendly Equipment for a Home Gym:

Adjustable Dumbbells

Dumbbells are the simplest and the most versatile equipment in any home gym. Having an adjustable dumbbell would ensure that you can start your exercising and build upon the higher rates as you practice more and more and get stronger.

They are a great way to get best better biceps and shapely arms and chest.

Medicine Ball

Frankly speaking, this is the least expensive equipment item of the home gym but is nevertheless valuable asset.

It ensures that you get your entire body involved while carrying out workouts like sit-ups, squats, lunges, , curls, etc.

Yoga Mat

Having a comfortable, well padded yoga mat is an asset in any home gym as it will ensure that you are well insulated while to carrying out your floor exercises and other forms of yoga stretches.

Door Pull Up Bar

Having a pull up bar right next to your door would ensure that you carry out pull ups every time you enter or exit the room which is a great fun way of building upper body muscles.

A Skipping Rope

While we all have skipped the rope in our childhood, most of us do not carry this habit through our adolescent years

Skipping rope is a great piece of equipment which gives an overall boost to the stamina as well as coordination in the body functions. As a guideline, 10 minutes of skipping rope is equal to almost 30 minutes of continuous running! Thus, it is a great way to exercise.

A Punching Bag

A punching bag is essential for getting a full body cardiovascular exercise workout

While it is good to have a punching bag of high-quality materials but do not let that be a limitation as long as you practice regularly and it can take your hard hits.

Costly Essential Equipment For A Home GymL

Rowing Machine

Rowing is an all round exercise and hence having a rowing machine in your home gym can improve your physical fitness tremendously.

It is good for spending your cardiovascular function and is a fun way for weight loss as it helps burning calories

You can also build up your muscles of your abs as well as arms.


You get many stationary bicycles to choose from but the best would be the one which has variable resistance this would ensure that you can build-up your training routine at the pace that that you find comfortable.

By changing the resistance levels you will be able to focus on some high intensity interval training.

An Elliptical Machine

The elliptical machine is perfect for an overall workout in a limited space because it doubles up as a stepper too. Its smooth function ensures that there is no impact on the knees and other joints of your body.

It practically glides you over various exercise routines without any difficulty and makes you work up a sweat without any harmful jerky movements.


A Motorized treadmill is slightly costly for the pocket, but is the essential equipment for a home gym since it is a great way to ensure that you do not miss out on your daily run.

Any exercise routine should be done with regularity and having motorized treadmill and ensures just that.

A Word of Caution

It is always better to check out from a physical trainer as to what exactly do you need for your personal exercise routine

Also if you work out at the home gym you need to be careful about what you wear after all when we go out at a gym we are dressed up well and where proper protective clothing as well as well fitting shoes. We should not neglect this aspect when we do exercise at home simply because there is no one watching as wearing well fitting balanced shoes can save you from injury when working on various gym equipment.

In case you have your hair coming in your eyes during your treadmill exercises it would be a good idea to invest in a good quality tucker hat that would also make you look great and hence, feel good.


Jessica Natalie

Jessica Natalie is a health and fitness lifestyle blogger who is passionate about running and wants to spread the love on her blog


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  1. Leah April 19, 2017 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    Great tips. I would love to be motivated enough to workout at home for those days that I just don’t feel like heading out to the gym (I have a membership).

  2. Maryann D. April 20, 2017 at 9:53 am - Reply

    I always wanted to get an Elliptical Machine. When I was a gym member I used this all the time and would be happy with one in my home.

  3. Scott April 20, 2017 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Don’t forget a foam roller! After a workout, you’ll need it to help keep from getting sore!

  4. Rosie April 20, 2017 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    This is really good information. I used to go to a gym, then started using barbells at home, that is until I tore my rotator cuf when I was lifting wearing only socks. I can’t believe I did that, looking back. It is easy to not be as careful at home. I got rid of those weights and now use lightweight dumb bells and other things, I’d like to do more. I loved rowing at the gym, but don’t have the space or $$.

  5. Cynthia R April 21, 2017 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Lately I’ve been doing pilates videos on youtube. Some of the videos are pretty short, most don’t require weights or anything like that so I can easily do it when I have time and can’t make it to the gym which is normally every single day, why do I have a gym membership!

  6. shelly peterson April 23, 2017 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this great information. It would be nice to have a lot of these things and work out form home.

  7. Julie Wood April 24, 2017 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    I can not live without my treadmill that was given to me by a relative. I really can get my exercises done indoors and when the weather is bad, I can get my exercise done with out having to get rained on.

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