Create Your Own Home Gym for Under $100 with these 5 Pieces of Equipment Essentials
So you want to have a home gym but you don’t have the space or the money for a big lateral press or a Bowflex machine. It doesn’t take much to work out at home. In fact, if you are just doing bodyweight exercises you don’t need anything at all. It costs zero dollars. But if you do want to get started with some home gym equipment, I believe you can started with a home gym for under $100. Here are the recommended items to get your home gym started for under $100:
You may not have seen one of these since the 3rd grade. But they are a great cardio workout and can be great for warm ups or as part of a workout. This particular speed rope works well for double-unders. Since we are keeping our budget for our home gym under $100, we are going to go with the $8.95 version of the jump rope.
These are inexpensive and easy to use. You can attach them to a door and work out in a style that’s similar to TRX. They provide great resistance and you can get them in a variety of thicknesses to suit your needs. They are a much more inexpensive option to the $189 TRX System and will definitely keep your costs for your home gym under $100.
A must have for anyone who works out regularly. Rolling out on a foam roller after a workout (and before, too!) can help with soreness by helping prevent lactic acid build up. There are these new trigger point foam rollers that have grooves in them so you can dial in on more specific areas. If you are doing it right, it will hurt like hell but it will feel so good afterward and your body will thank you. If you don’t want to get the foam roller with the grooves, you can also get a regular high density one like this.
Not only is this good for stretching out and doing some down dogs, but it is great to have for any of your home workouts. I do air squats, burpees, push ups, sit ups, and planks on mine. It provides much more cushion than the floor and is a great staple in your home workout gear closet.
I prefer a kettle bell over dumb bells because it distributes your weight more evenly. I tend to favor one arm over the other so this works well for me. They are great for kettle bell swings, thrusters, weighted sit ups, and arm rows. I have a 20 lb kettle bell weight at home but you can choose any weight from 5 lbs and up.
Cost: $22.01 for 15 lbs
If you add all these items up, the cost would be:
Jump Rope $8.95
Resistance Bands $12.65
Yoga Mat $21.98
Foam Roller $35
What an awesome deal!