15 Home Fitness Pieces That’ll Cost Less Than a Yearly Gym Membership

15 Home Fitness Pieces That’ll Cost Less Than a Yearly Gym Membership
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After having spent the better half of two years holed up at home, it’s fair to say my home-workout game has reached its peak. Virtual Zumba? Nailed it. Every ten-minute ab workout ever made on YouTube? You bet I’ve done that too. I even attempted to squat two 10kg water jugs on either side of a broomstick because I couldn’t get my hands on a real barbell for the life of me, and let’s just say, don’t try that at home.

But, since coming off the DIY home workout equipment, you’ll be happy to know I’ve taken a much safer route to my home fitness endeavours, which included buying some awesome adjustable weights, resistance bands and slam balls (oh, and I might have even splashed out on an exercise bike).

So, if you’re looking to spice up your lounge room sweat sesh, you’re in luck because I’m about to unleash my collection of beginner-friendly workout equipment faves.

AUSELECT Exercise Stepper, now $89.99 (save $40)

Mini steppers are a scaled-down version of the stair-stepping machines you usually see in the gym. The device consists of a body, two feet panels and some stretched armbands. Using a mini stepper regularly provides similar benefits to walking. Still, a key benefit of using the machine is convenience, especially if you’re stuck in your seven-day close contact isolation at home. 

You can buy the YESDEX Exercise Stepper, now $89.99 (save $40), from Amazon here.

Everfit Home Treadmill, $396.95

I love a quick blitz on the treadmill before jumping into my other exercises, just to warm up and prepare my body. That’s why having a treadmill, or some sort of cardio machine can be a great addition to your home gym. This particular Everfit Home Treadmill features 12 pre-set training programs designed to simulate natural terrain, a user-centric control panel with a digital LCD display that lets you set up a range of different speeds, as well as a tethered key for utmost safety.

You can buy the Everfit Home Treadmill ($396.95) from Amazon here.

Speed Jump Rope, $15.39

Simple but effective. This jump rope is another great pre-workout warm up, and it’s also a great cardio alternative if you want to take a day of your morning run for something a lil’ different.

You can buy the Speed Jump Rope ($15.39) from Amazon here.

Meteor Dead Bounce Slam Balls, $49.95

These Meteor dead bounce slam balls are perfect for those looking to train at home. Designed to be used by athletes of all sizes and skill levels, they’re versatile enough to use as wall balls or as a traditional medicine ball. You can purchase balls weighing anywhere from 2kgs-15kgs.

You can buy the Meteor Dead Bounce Slam Balls, $49.95 from Amazon here.

Home Gym Total Body Workout Equipment Set, $64

Train your abs, core, speed, legs and arms with this full-body at-home workout kit. The kit comes with an ab roller wheel, a single jump rope, two gliding discs and three resistance bands, so you can design different workouts that target different areas of the body. 

You can buy the Home Gym Total Body Workout Equipment Set, $64 from Amazon here.

Inka Bands Wearable Wrist & Ankle Weights, $59.99

Really up the ante of your workout by adding these wrist weights to your workouts. You can wear them on both your ankles or wrists to add intensity to any exercise. 

You can buy the Inka Bands Wearable Wrist & Ankle Weights, $59.99 from Amazon here.

TRX PRO3 Suspension Trainer System, $299.95

Whether you’re just starting your fitness journey or trying to take your workouts to the next level, you can use the TRX straps to do a variety of resistance training from the comfort of your own home. The TRX bands are designed to help you burn fat, build strength and improve your overall fitness levels.  

You can buy the TRX PRO3 Suspension Trainer System, $299.95 from Amazon here.

Adjustable Dumbbell / Barbell Weight Set 20kg, $169.95

If you’re looking for a quality set of weights to use at home, this set is worth investing in. You can adjust the weight up to 20kg using removable weight plates, and there’s even a connecting rod to turn the two dumbbells into a barbell. This means you can do a full-body strength workout with just one set of weights. 

You can buy the Adjustable Dumbbell / Barbell Weight Set 20kg, $169.95 from Amazon here.

HCE Kettlebells 8-24kg, $42

If you were a regular on the kettlebells in the gym, purchasing a set for at-home workouts could be worth it. They’re one of the most underrated free weights that you can use for a range of exercises like squats, swings, twists, snatches and more. They’re an excellent way to work a variety of muscle groups. 

You can buy the HCE Kettlebells 8-24kg, $42 from Amazon here.

MagneTrainer-ER Mini Exercise Bike Arm and Leg Exerciser, $269

The MagneTrainer ER is a light, portable at-home mini exercise bike that is perfect for at-home use. Designed for upper and lower body workouts with arm and foot pedal extensions, it’s an easy way to get a taste of your regular gym workout from the comfort of your own home. 

You can buy the MagneTrainer-ER Mini Exercise Bike Arm and Leg Exerciser, $269 from Amazon here.

URBNFit Pilates Ring, $90.32

Pilates rings are a great addition to your regular mat workout. Designed to enhance abduction or adduction exercises, they’re great for helping you tone and activate upper and lower body muscles. Whether you’re taking your Pilates workout to the next level or you’re looking to add some variety to your at-home classes, the ring will intensify your workout. 

You can buy the URBNFit Pilates Ring, $90.32 from Amazon here.

Meteor Battling Ropes, $65.95

Battling ropes are a popular tool for strength and resistance training. They’re a great way to work almost every muscle in your body — hands, arms, shoulders, legs, thighs, core and back. Trust us when we tell you, you’ll be sweaty within minutes! When used effectively, the ropes help to sculpt muscles, improve endurance, and burn calories for one epic workout. 

You can buy the Meteor Battling Ropes, $65.95 from Amazon here.

YICYC Portable Pilates Bar Kit, $19.98 

If you’re looking to add a little extra spice to your pilates mat session, why not invest in a pilates stick? A portable pilates stick can add another level of intensity to your workout and improve posture, shaping and sculpting the body. 

You can buy the YICYC Portable Pilates Bar Kit, $19.98, from Amazon here.

Lifeway Resistance Bands, $21.20

Every exercise you do becomes about 10 times tougher when you add a resistance band to it. This set of three gives you options for difficulty levels and features a no-roll and no-slip design (essential), so you can push your workout to the limit.

You can buy the Lifeway Resistance Bands, $21.20 from Amazon here.

BBAMK Handheld Muscle Massage Gun, $149.99

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Okay, we’ve given you all the actual workout tricks of the trade, but this one’s to give your muscles some post-workout lovin’. In other words, say goodbye to any post-squat soreness, tension or stiffness. With six different massage heads and 20 adjustable speeds, it covers just about all of your massage needs.

You can buy the BBAMK Handheld Muscle Massage Gun, $149.99 from Amazon here. 

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