The home can be a sanctuary, standing strong through life’s struggles and challenges, so creating a space for your personal health and fitness within that place can be a valuable tool for the betterment of your life.
That, and you’ll probably wind up saving a ton of money on expensive membership dues and all of the fees that pop up when you belong to a fitness club. And why spend your valuable time schlepping your workout gear to and from the studio when you could just take a quick walk down your own hallway? You’d never have to deal with bad exercise music again (unless you’re into that type of thing).
In a worst case scenario when you’re stuck inside, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing your workout routine won’t go by the wayside. Whether you’re a homebody or you don’t have a choice about staying put, you’ll appreciate your gear.
Whether you have a full-on Iron Paradise packed with state of the art equipment or just a corner with a yoga mat in your one-bedroom apartment, keeping exercise gear around the house can help you stay consistent. This gear will help you turn your boring at-home bodyweight circuit into fully-fledged strength and conditioning plans, depending on your set-up.
Cancel your fancy gym membership and snag some of this stuff so you never have to leave your brand new home gym. Here are 42 can’t-miss pieces, with picks for just about every type of space.
If you want an implement for an all-around workout, you’re going to want at least one kettlebell. From goblet squats to swings, you can get a ton of work in within a limited amount of space. This soft-yet-powerful one is even safe for your home floors if you drop it.
You don’t have to be into vinyasa slow flow to make a yoga mat useful at home. Use this solid option for abs and basic stretching, too—it even unrolls itself.
If you’ve got the room (and the money) for one of these bad boys, get it. Your home gym should be based around the classic power cage, which allows you to do the three pillars of strength and conditioning workouts: Bench press, barbell squat, and deadlift.
If you don’t have quite enough room for a full-sized Olympic barbell, check out this smaller option. It’s 5 feet long and weighs 25 lbs, so it won’t take up as much room as the standard sizing. It can still take the weight, though.
Challenge yourself to make your cardio even tougher at home with these battle ropes. Perform slams, waves, and more—but you’ll need a strong anchor and plenty of space.
If outdoor cardio isn’t your thing, this heavy punching bag is a great alternative for incinerating fat while building explosive power and speed. With the included gloves and wraps, you’ll be ready to rumble right away.
Rower Rowing Machine
This lag-free rowing machine gives you the perfect low-impact cardio you need at home. It has 14 levels of calibrated resistance for a customized workout. It also connects to MyCloudFitness App, which allows you to track your workouts and do on-demand studio workouts.
If you don’t have room for a full-on power rack, you can pick up a more compact option for pullups, chinups, dips, and all the other exercises you can pull off from a hanging position. Should support up to 400 pounds.
Add an extra challenge to your bodyweight workouts with this 20-lb. vest. The slim profile is less bulky than other options, and you can adjust the load easily by 2.5-lb. increments.
Warm up your body before a workout with this whole-body rowing machine. Or max out the resistance to bulk up your back, shoulders, and arms.
Barbell Pushup Stands
The pushup is still one of the best upper-body exercises you can do with no equipment. Make them even more effective with these incline grip stands: They’ll protect your wrists and help you better engage your chest, shoulders, arms, and core.
This treadmill gives you access to a full range of workout options, from streaming group fitness classes to guided runs recorded all over the world. You’ll be in your home gym, but you’ll feel like you’re anywhere you want to be.
Log miles even when weather (or the game) keeps you cooped up indoors. This sturdy, no-frills spin bike provides plenty of lower-body resistance, even for seasoned cyclists.
If you’re not willing to give up your evening TV time, this machine will allow you to stay fit even as you power through your Netflix queue.