10 Ideas for Home Workout Equipment


What are the perks of having workout equipment at home? For starters, more privacy while working out, saving the time to and from the gym, as well as spending your money on equipment for a lifetime rather than an annual membership at the gym.

Whether you have an empty corner in your bedroom or an unused room that you can turn into a home gym, we can help you with that by seeing some ideas for home workout equipment.

1. Resistance bands

Resistance bands

The product we picked for resistance bands is Fitness Insanity Resistance Bands Set.

This is a set of 5 resistance bands for versatile usage. Besides the bands, it comes with 2 ankle straps and 2 handles, as well as a door anchor, a workout poster, and a workout guide. The whole set also comes with a bag so that you can carry it and use it anywhere.

The product doesn’t require any hassle in the assembly, as you can simply use the door anchor to hook it to any closed door. The resistance of the bands varies from 10 to 50 pounds and you can use all the bands together for a 150-pound resistance.

Moreover, it’s really durable since the bands are made of natural latex that won’t snap, and they also have metal carabiners.

Those bands will help you perform exercises that target your arms, back, abs, biceps, triceps, hips, legs, and chest. They’re affordable too. 

2. Dumbbells

These dumbbells are a convenient pick because they don’t take up the whole space, they’re perfect for body toning, and they’re more than just a pair of dumbbells.

Bowflex Adjustable Dumbbells have the option to adjust the weight from 5 pounds up to 52.5 pounds, which means you won’t need to buy a set of dumbbells.

Furthermore, they’re easy to adjust and fix. With these dumbbells, you can perform exercises that target your legs, arms, back, chest, shoulder, and abs.

They might not be that cheap, but they’re still more affordable than buying a whole set. They’re comfortable as they have a rubber grip. They also come with instructions on a DVD. Hence,  they’re not hard to use.

What’s different between these dumbbells and the normal ones is that they’re bulkier and measure more when it comes to length. However, that’s normal since the dumbbells have weight plates.

They’re suitable for beginners, but if you want more weight, BowFlex has another adjustable dumbbell that varies from 10 to 90 pounds.

3. Row-N-Ride Trainer

If you want to tone your leg muscles, then we recommend Sunny Health & Fitness Row-N-Ride.

This device is made of aluminum. It has a digital monitor for time, count, and calories. The 3 resistance bands (each of 22 pounds), can be adjusted or removed, and the handlebars can also be adjusted.

Besides, you can adjust the saddle angle for more squat depth. The machine measures 36.5 x 17 x 37 inches when assembled, and the maximum user weight is 220 pounds.

It’s easy to assemble, as you’ll just attach about 4 pieces together. It won’t take up all the space because it can actually be folded and put away.

The machine targets your glutes, hamstrings, quads, and squats. and it’ll let you perform different types of workouts.  

4. Core Exercise System

Core Exercise System

This machine comes assembled, and it can be folded and placed anywhere. You can use Wonder Core Smart to perform push-ups, sit-ups, bridges, scissor kicks, and to work on your biceps, triceps, and forearms. So it mainly targets your core.

The machine is adjustable, you can adjust it from 24 pounds to 48 pounds of resistance. It works just fine if you have neck or back issues and the maximum user weight is 250 pounds.

The device comes with a DVD and a poster to help you perform different exercises.

Wonder Core Smart Machine measures 20.5 x 21.6 x 15 inches and it weighs 16 pounds so you can easily carry it in case you’re traveling.

5. Step Machine

This is the second product on our list from Sunny Health & Fitness. If you need help keeping your balance while stepping, then the Sunny Health & Fitness Twist Stepper is a convenient option since it has handlebars for that.

You can also adjust those handlebars to fit your height. The foot pedals are non-slip and oversized. In addition to an LCD monitor to see your time, calories, count, and scan.

The twist stepper is made of steel for durability. It measures 19 x 17 x 48 inches and the maximum user weight is 250 pounds.

You can also adjust the steppers’ height. The machine can’t be folded, however, it’s not huge when assembled, and it’s also easy to assemble.

This device mainly targets your thighs and buttocks. The steppers don’t move up and down normally as they have a twist for more resistance.

It’s worth mentioning that the price is really affordable.

6. Ab Wheel

Ab Wheel

What makes the Lifeline Power Wheel stand out is that it has foot pedals, which means it’ll allow you to perform more exercises. It targets your upper body, core, and lower body.

The wheel is large, about 14 inches of diameter, and can roll on any floor and any direction. The grips are made of foam for extra comfort and the foot straps are adjustable. The wheel is also durable.

It doesn’t come with a DVD for instructions, however, there’s a video for basics that you might find useful. It doesn’t come with a manual either, but you can easily find it here.

7. Treadmill

Another product from BowFlex is the BXT216 Treadmill. It measures 85 x 39 x 55 inches and weighs 341 pounds. The belt is 22 x 60 inches and the maximum user weight is 400 pounds.

Besides having 11 workout programs, the machine comes with the BowFlex JRNY application (it requires a subscription) that allows you to have customized workouts.

Speaking of assembly, the deck is heavy, but it’s still easy to assemble since the manual comes with clear instructions. It’s also easy to maintain, as it only requires lubricating the belt every once in a while.

The treadmill is quiet, so you can use it smoothly at any time during the day. You can log on to the machine with 4 different users. You can create and save your own workout programs, and the machine also keeps records of your improvement.

Moreover, it has an LCD screen to show you the burned calories, the speed, and the time. It has 2 speakers and Bluetooth so that you can enjoy your running time. It also provides heart rate monitoring through sensors in the handlebar and a chest strap.

8. Pull-up Bar

The Perfect Fitness Pull-up Bar won’t take up any space at your home.

You can use this one for pull-ups if you assemble it up in the doorway, or you can use it for push-ups and sit-ups if you flip it over on the floor.

The handles are padded and the door frame guard is rubberized so it will stay still and won’t harm your door frame. It fits door frames with a width from 27 to 35 inches, and it measures 12 x 36.5 x 11 inches when assembled.

The bar is durable, it’s made of steel, and it can handle up to 300 pounds of weight. It’s also easy to install.

9. Power Twister

Power Twister

For power twisters, we recommend A-System Adjustable Resistance. This power twister will target your upper body.

It looks like the letter A and it’s made of metal, with handles covered in rubber for your comfort. Moreover, you get to adjust the resistance level by the rotating knob placed on the twister.

The product measures 4.92 x 19.69 inches. It doesn’t come with a manual, but that’s not an issue since all you need to do is place your hands on the handles, open and close the twister for resistance, and adjust to the desired resistance level by the knob.

10. Exercise Bike

The last product we have on the list is the Marcy Recumbent Exercise Bike. This product is made by Marcy.  It’s made of a steel frame, while the seat and the handlebars are made of foam for your comfort.

When assembled, the bike measures 55.5 x 25 x 37.5 inches, and it has wheels so that you can move it from a place to another without much effort.

The seat can be adjusted and there’s also a knob to adjust the resistance to 8 different levels and the pedals have straps for safety. There’s also an LCD for distance, speed, and calories.

The maximum user weight for this bike is 300 pounds.

Final Thoughts

Working out at home requires discipline and consistency. You can figure out what are the muscles that you want to target, keep in mind your budget, and purchase the most suitable machines for you.

Most of these machines won’t take up all the space, and some of them can even be carried around. You might want to consider a healthy diet to go along with your exercising routines.

Anyways, whether you need home workout equipment to recover from an injury, to lose weight or to stay fit; you’ll find what you’re looking for.