Many people balk at heading to the gym out of personal fears such as embarrassment in addition to some gym memberships being quite expensive. Not to mention, it can be a struggle to find time to get ready and then drive to a gym every day, let alone fit a workout in.
Instead, it is much more convenient to have and use your own home workout equipment. Plus, you don’t have to drive to the fitness center, and you get to work out in the privacy of your own home. We’ve curated a list of the 5 most essential equipment you should have if going to the gym is not your cup of tea.
This set of dumbbells provides all the weight you need in a smart, ultra-compact form that won’t occupy half your house. Each dumbbell can adjust from 5 to 50.5 pounds in increments of 2.5 up to the first 25 with a marked, rotating dial. The weights also come with Bowflex’s free app, which provides a workout guide and trainer-created workout programs.
Wedge this bar into the top of your doorframe, and you’re ready for pullups, chinups, and a variety of other back and bicep exercises. Lay it on the floor for tricep dips and easy-on-your-wrists pushups.
There’s a reason half the gyms in America now stock some version of this suspension training system: It’s the ultimate body-weight workout. You’ll also save a ton of valuable floor 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 ultra-wide ab wheel is more stable than traditional ab wheels, allowing you to perform ab rollouts with better form. It also features a carbon-steel spring for a more intense burn at the top of each rep.