Whether you are a beginner or advanced, setting up your home gym equipment can be a good investment. Fitness membership is great. However, to even start to go regularly takes time. In order to stay fit, build muscles or shape your body, you need to develop a habit.
If you have a family, it can be tricky to visit the gym regularly. If you are very busy, it can be also time-consuming to get to the gym and get back.Why not set up your own gym at home? Choose equipment that can help you target the parts of your body that you need to reshape.
By choosing the right equipment, your workout will be effective. Apart from
Before you invest into equipment think of what will be the main purpose. If you already know what are you doing then it is better to invest into higher quality equipment that will last. However, if you are on a budget and want to just keep fit, then you don’t have to hesitate for long.
Let’s have a look at how to turn your living room or garage into a gym and what are the benefits of each equipment.
The best gym equipment for home
1. Spin Bike
Cycling improves brain function and also helps prevent cardiovascular diseases. It also reduces the pressure on joints so that it is great for people who are overweight and want to start a
An outdoor bike riding can be sometimes an obstacle due to weather or a time to get ready.
With a spin bike you can ride anytime when you are home, watching TV or as a first workout in the morning to start your day.
Check these best value options below
Cheap Option/best value
Yosuda indoor cycling bike
2-ways adjustable non-slip handlebar, 4-ways padded seat (inseam height 25-35in)
LCD monitor – tracks your time, speed, distance, calories burned, includes odometer
Maximum user weight: 270 lbs
Set up size: 40″L x 22″ W x 45″ H
Smart choice/easy to storage
Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Exercise Bike with Pulse
Heavy steel frame and quiet chain
Assembled dimensions: 31”L x 19”W x 46”H | Folded Dimensions: 22” L x 20” W x 55.5” H
Easily adjustable to fit users 5’3” to 6’1”. Supports up to 300 lbs
Running is a great way how to keep fit, reduce stress and tone your body. Not everyone wants to run outside or have a time to run in a suitable environment.
Treadmill is ideal for warm up, intense training or just to maintain health. Same as with spin bike, you can even watch TV or movies and just run on a treadmill.
Some treadmills can have complicated set ups, others has small or bigger display or even big screen to directly watch either movies or your walk path, workout program etc.
The differences can be also with a level of noise or sturdiness.
NordicTrack T Series Treadmill
10-inch interactive HD touchscreen streams on-demand iFit workouts
Create up to 5 individual exercise profiles
67.5 x 36 x 73 inches
300lbs (136kg) capacity
3. Barbell Olympic Bar
Barbell is the best tool for an effective compound exercise. They vary from size, weight, material and shape.
Sunny Health & Fitness Chrome Barbell 60inch
The barbell accommodates weight plates with 1” inch holes
250lbs (113kg) capacity
4. Olympic Bumber Plates
There are different sizes of bumber plates based on barbell you have. The most common should be big enough to enable you make the right movement for your deadlift without going too down.
They are usually made from a solid rubber in order to drop them safely.
They also differences with diameters.
5. Adjustable Bench
Gym bench can be flat or adjustable that allows you to incline as you need for variety of exercises.
RitFit Adjustable Weight Bench for Home Gym
Weight limit 510lbs (231kg)
5 Back Position Adjustment & 4 Seat Position Adjustment
Bonus – Workout Poster with 35 Total Body Exercises (2020 Version)
6. Workout machines
A workout station can be a good choice if your goal is to get fit but also to
Marcy MWM-988 Multifunction Steel Home Gym 150lb
Heavy duty steel construction
Two separate lateral bars give you different options to strengthen your muscles
Weight capacity – 300lbs (136kg)
Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage
Ideal for squats, chin ups/pull ups, incline/decline bench presses and other strength training exercises
Cage dimensions – 50.5” L x 46.5” W x 83.5” H
Weight capacity – 800 lbs (362kg)
Bowflex home gym series
25+ exercises that cover the entire body
Multi-Function Power Tower Workout Pull Up & Dip Station with Barbell Stands
6 Levels Height Adjustable: The Level of the pull up bar can be adjusted from 165cm to 235cm.
Weight Capacity: 150kg
Price – AU$ 199,95
TRX can be an alternative for body weight training but also as additional bonus to your home gym.
There are variety of TRX workouts that you can do and it is also portable and save your space.
Price – AU$ 169,95
Another alternative for a home gym equipment can be a balance ball, dumbbells, resistant bands, wheel roller.