I don’t know about you, but I much prefer working out at home to going to the gym. My sister recently asked me what equipment you would need to make your own basic home gym for cheap. This is SO easy to do!
I have two sets of dumbbells, 5lbs and 10lbs. These are great for toning moves like arm circles, biceps curls, or walking lunges (just to name a FEW). You can usually find these ranging between 5-15 dollars each at Walmart, Target or Dicks. If you have a little more cash to spare, you can purchase one like an Adjustable Chrome Dumbbell. This way, you don’t have to buy more as your strength increases. These can range between $75-$399 dollars.
For our price quote purposes, lets say you get one pair of 10lb dumbbells from Walmart for $16 dollars.
These are another great tool for your at home gym because resistance bands are cheap and there are so many great exercises you can do with these. Typically, these can range from $5-$40 dollars at a store like Walmart or Target.
For our price quote purposes, lets say you get one tube for $10 dollars at Target.
This is a great piece of your collection because you can use it to workout comfortably in any room of your house, or outside! I like to use a thick yoga mat because I love working out on my deck but it is not comfortable lol. These range from $15-$50 at stores like Walmart and Target.
For our price quote purposes, lets say you get one from Walmart for $20 dollars.
That’s it! for about $36 dollars you can have your own gym at home!
Did you notice there is no treadmill or elliptical on there? That’s because you can go without! Do jumping jacks between exercises, jump rope, or go outside for a run or a bike ride to incorporate cardio into your workout. Check out my 200 Tone Up Workout Video, that is a great total body workout that keeps your heart pumping and only uses dumbbells and a yoga mat!
Other things I have at my house?
Iron Gym Pull Up Bar (I love pull ups, and you can use this for dips as well!)
A Step(for step aerobics, but I use mine as a mini-bench)
A Punching Bag (for those days I am angry)
A Bosu Balance Trainer – a little pricey but worth the investment! There is so much you can do with this!
A foam roller, great for stretching, injury prevention & recovery, and feels like a massage!
One of my favorites is Bobbi’s home gym, which shows you don’t need to break the bank to get a great workout in at home! Check it out in the video below.
What are your favorite ways to work out at home? Do you have a home gym? Tell me what is in it or what you would put it in if you had one!