Since a lot of our workouts can be done at home and some only require a few pieces of equipment, we thought it might be a good idea to share with you some of the things you could get that would allow you to do almost all our workouts from your home. Below is a list of the items that we think would help create a great home gym to get you in shape, and we have also included an average price for which we found just by simply searching the web (A quick Google should do just fine). If you do our workouts on a daily/weekly basis, some of this equipment could save you a hefty gym membership and most if not all of it should last a very long time. We tried to put these in order of how essential we think they are, but it all kind of depends on each person individually as well…Enjoy.
1. Pull-Up Bar - This item could probably get you in pretty decent shape all on its own (we don’t recommend that, but just saying)(Pull Up Benefits). Avg. Price: $27
2. Dumbbells - In terms of the circuits we do, a set of dumbbells ranging from 15-30 lbs (all depending on you) is pretty essential. There is a limitless amount of exercises you can do with these bad boys and we use them all the time. Avg. Price: $45 (40lb. set)
3. BOSU Ball - This is an item that we feel often gets over-looked. If you follow our site and our workouts, you’ve noticed we have a fair amount of exercises using this tool and there are much more out there (which we will be including as we add more workouts)(Some BOSU Exercises). Avg. Price: $115
4. Kettlebell - Sadly, some people don’t even know what a kettlebell is, but lucky for you we do. We also know that they can be one of the best tools to help you burn fat and get in shape. By now you should know that showing those abs requires more than just ab exercises and something like kettle bell swings can help you get there. (Kettlebell Benefits, etc.) Avg. Price:$35 (for 1, and depending on weight. Can also buy these in a set.)
5. Medicine Ball - Now this we are sure you have heard of. We like to do these for anything from core exercises to push up variations. Either way you can get really creative with medicine balls and they can be extremely beneficial. (The Ultimate Medicine Ball Workout) Avg. Cost: $25 (single ball, depends on weight)
6. Stability Ball - These are great for some ab exercises as well as for things like push ups. For instance, doing decline push ups with the stability ball where you place your feet on the ball, requires you to maintain balance while performing the push ups and this really works your core. Best part, they are cheap. Avg. Cost: $15
7. Exercise Mat - It’s pretty simple, it’s for your toosh (…and knees, and elbows…whatever, it is for comfort folks) Avg. Cost: $20