Must-Haves for Your Home Gym

A home gym can be the greatest blessing for anyone’s workout routine. There are no closing hours, no waiting to use equipment, no need for a babysitter, no uncomfortable stares, and no worries about the weather. However, it can be daunting and confusing to determine which equipment you need to outfit your home gym. With that in mind, we put together this list of home gym essentials:

1. Dumbbells

A good, solid set of dumbbells is essential for any home gym. Our top pick is Troy’s Rubber Hex Dumbbells, and its Vertical Dumbbell Rack makes for excellent space-saving storage.

2. Kettlebells

From single-leg deadlifts to swings, the kettlebell allows for a myriad of strength moves in a limited space.

3. Floor Mat or Yoga Mat

Whether you are moving through a yoga sequence or just stretching it out after a tough workout, a cushioned mat is a must!

4. Balance Ball

A good balance ball challenges your posture while forcing you to work those core muscles. Plus, it’s a great tool for stretching!

5. Medicine Ball

This is a simple, all-around fitness tool. The medicine ball can be lifted, thrown, or slammed to beef up your strength and conditioning.

6. Bench

Use it for cardio and explosive exercises (to advance moves or make them easier) or simply as a trusty bench. Bodycraft’s F602 Flat/Incline/Decline Utility Bench will work for all of your needs.

7. Smart Treadmill

Is cardio your thing? The Matrix TF30 XIR Ultimate Folding Treadmill is a good fit. It rings in at an affordable price and can be folded up, which makes it perfect for a home gym. It boasts training and tracking technology, and it comes enhanced with an extra wide LCD screen and bluetooth enabled techology.

8. Stationary Bike

A sturdy spin bike provides plenty of lower body resistance, even for seasoned cyclists. A smart spin bike allows you to do so much more than just aimlessly pedal. Echelon’s EX1 Bike gives you access to live or on-demand workout classes from master trainers. 

9. Elliptical

You can keep working your way through your Netflix or Hulu queue while staying fit. Netflix and chill? Try Netflix and get in shape with the Matrix A50 XIR Ultimate.

10. Air Rower

Warm up your body before a workout with a whole body rowing machine, or max out the resitance to bulk up your back, shoulders and arms. Cascade’s Air Rower Mag is an excellent choice for these purposes.

11. Power Cage

If you have enough room for one of these bad boys, get it! The classic power cage allows you to do the three pillars of strength and conditioning workouts: bench press, barbell squat, and deadlift. The SCS Smith Cage System is our top pick!

Did we miss anything? What do you believe is a must-have for any home gym? 

Whether you are looking for strength training, cardio or an all-around workout routine, we have every piece of equipment you need to build your perfectly customized home gym. We can even help you design it! 

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