Must have equipment in-home workouts. Looking to create a home gym but you have small space or not a lot of extra cash? These must have items are essential for every fitness journey and I have listed them in order of my *personal* preference. You don’t need to invest in all of these at one time. Buying one here and there will do the trick. Having a great foundation, even if it’s just dumbbells are an important way for you to get motivated!
Dumbbells are that piece of equipment that you can use with virtually any exercise. They are a great investment because they don’t take up a lot of room and can help to add an extra dimension to your resistance workouts. My advice would be to buy 2-3 sets of varying weights, so you can use them for a variety of exercises. If you are on a budget, don’t pick a set that feels super comfortable to use and hold. Instead, choose ones that are a little heavier (but not too much), in order to help you progress with your fitness. After all, you are only going to get stronger in time!
Sometimes it’s hard to get motivated for a high-intensity session at home. Instead of lifting weights or toning your abs, take a day to recover and prepare your muscles for your next intense workout at the gym. The rigid foam roller has three different pressure zones to help ease muscle soreness and increase flexibility in your hamstrings, back, quads and more. All you have to do is lay down in front of the TV and get rolling!
Kettlebell workouts are a great way to get in a quick total body workout. This one item is actually seven kettlebells in one, so you can adjust the weight from 10 to 40 pounds depending on the exercise.
Soft Medicine Ball
Don’t risk a broken TV or coffee table by tossing around a traditional medicine ball. This soft one still provides the weight—you can choose balls from four to 40 pounds—but is made of durable leather, so you can (gently) throw it against the wall or tap it on the floor while doing trunk twists.