now reading:

How To Create Your Own Home Gym

share post:

back to top 

Woman Tip-Toeing On Floor


How To Create Your Own Home Gym

August 16, 2019

by: Kaitlin Wichmann

Sometimes the thought of leaving the house and heading to the gym can be stressful enough to turn a workout day into a rest day. There is no need to let the effort of getting to the gym dissuade you from getting your workout in! I have included below all the information and equipment you will need to create the perfect home gym regardless of your space or budget.

Pro Tip: look to purchase equipment on second hand sale sites. You can score great bargains and as long as you clean the equipment well a lot of it will be in like new condition. 

Low-Budget home gym setup ($113 – $320)

If you are looking to setup your home gym with little space and budget then you will need to focus on purchasing the essential equipment. Make sure that the equipment relates to the exercises that will get you going and you’ll find enjoyable. The most demoralizing experience is to purchase equipment that just gathers dust and takes up valuable space and funds. With this in mind, consider each of the items listed as suggestions. Think about how they will relate to the workouts you will complete at home. This entire setup should be easily storable in an apartment and cost less than a few months gym membership. 

Yoga mat ($10 – $30)

Woman Tip-Toeing On Floor

A yoga mat or two are essentials for the home gym, not only will they be useful for follow along yoga sessions but will also act to protect your floor if you are lifting and moving around weights. 

Resistance band set ($8 – $35)

Resistance bands take up a tiny amount of space and can be used for a huge variety of different workouts, while also being low impact. Having a set of different lengths and resistance weights is a great way to maximize the variety of workouts possible.

Exercise ball ($15 – $30)

Exercise Ball Fitness Healthy

An exercise ball is great for core and stabilization workouts. They do tend to take up quite a bit of space so, if that’s an issue, you can look at getting a slightly more expensive ($20 – $50), but much smaller, half ball/ balance ball.

Doorway pull up bar ($15 – $30)

The doorway pull-up bar is a classic piece of home gym equipment that, if necessary, can be stored away when not in use. 

Gliding disks ($10 – $25)

Gliding disks are a great tool for stabilization and core workouts, they help to work muscles that aren’t traditionally activated.

Pro Tip – Make sure you get the right kind, as some are suitable for hardwood floors whilst others are designed for carpeted areas!

Dumbbell set ($35 – $90)

Dumbbell sets are great for a variety of exercises but if saving space is a high priority, resistance bands can be substituted in most situations. 

Ab Roller Wheel ($12 – $30)

A strong core has a great number of benefits for everyday living outside of Bumble profile pictures! An ab roller wheel is a fun and effective way to ensure that you have a strong core. 

Foam roller ($8 – $30)

In order to reduce soreness after a heavy workout it’s always a good idea to roll your muscles out afterwards! Foam rollers are easy to use and come in many varieties. For a deep muscle roll out, ensure that you purchase one with handles which will help to provide maximum pressure as your roll. 

Youtube fitness channels ($FREE)

Adult Watching Youtube

To keep your workouts varied and intense, it is key (and free!) to be subscribed to a good selection of youtube workout channels. Check out POPSUGAR Fitness, Yoga With Adriene, Fitness Blender and other top channels on our Top 10 Youtube Workout Channels article. 

Mid-Budget home gym setup ($944 – $1849)

If you have a bit more space and money set aside for creating your home gym, then the following setup will provide you with great variety and quality of exercises at a reasonable price. At around $1000 this setup should cost you less than an annual gym membership.  

Kettlebell set ($40 – $80)

Kettlebell workouts train strength in motion, they are great for strengthening your core and improving your balance. A set is recommended as some exercises are more suited for lighter weights whilst others require heavier ones. 

Olympic barbell + clips + Weight plates ($300 – $800)

The barbell and plate combo can be used for squats, deadlifts, bench pressing and more. These traditional weight lifting workouts are great for anyone looking to bulk up and increase their maximum numbers. 

Adjustable bench ($40 – $80)

The bench is a great accompaniment for dumbbells and weighted barbells, allowing for a wide variety of free weight workouts as well as bench pressing. 

Squat rack + pull up bar ($130 – $200)

Squats are a great way to build up stability and leg/glute muscles. If you have the space for it, a squat rack and pull up bar combo are a great addition to any home gym. 

Foam flooring (36 SQ. FT $45 – $70)

Foam flooring is an essential element for a good home gym. It will not only protect your floors but also provide some cushioning for your joints and reduce noise complaints from downstairs neighbors. 

Adjustable dumbbells ($70 – $150)

Adjustable dumbbells are a great space saving solution that allow you to work with a variety of free weights without the necessity of a large rack to keep them organized. 

Medicine ball set ($90 – $140)

Another set of tools great for working your abs and lower back.  Medicine balls are fun to throw around and provide great core workouts. These are not recommended if you live in an apartment with downstairs neighbors.  

Battle ropes ($50 – $80)

Battle ropes provide an intense workout that will leave your arms and shoulders burning. These are a great tool to incorporate if you are looking to do circuit training in your home gym. 

Standing / Wall mirror ($80 – $150)

A mirror is great for checking your form. Ensure that you are holding yourself accountable to the full range of your movements. 

Chromecast + Wahoo TICKR heart rate monitor + ClassPass Live ($99/ Year)

If you want the studio experience in your home then ClassPass live is a great option. Bundled with the heart rate monitor provided in the starter kit you can track your workload and progress as you follow along with the interactive live sessions. 

High-Budget home gym setup ($40,808 – $43,658)

If you have a garage or a large room that you are looking to kit out with the latest and greatest home exercise equipment then this next setup will be the perfect fit for you! If you can’t stay motivated with this awesome gear, then there is nothing that will get you active at home. 

Peloton bike ($2,245 + $39/ month)

This high tech stationary spin bike comes with a subscription to live instructor led classes. The 22-inch screen mounted to the bike is your portal to the studio spin class from the comfort of your home gym. 

Technogym Skillmill Connect ($9,740)

This high tech curved non-motorized treadmill provides a much more realistic running experience than a traditional motor powered treadmill. With the connect package you will have access to live performance data to track your progress and compare to others. 

Water rowing machine ($1000 – $2500)

When performed with the correct technique, rowing can be a great full body exercise. Enjoy the sound of water displacement as you pull through the water rowing machine as if you were on the water. 

Multi gym ($800 – $2000)

An all in one multi gym can be great if you have the space for it! With adjustable pulleys, racks, bars and plates there are a huge variety of workouts you can achieve with a multi gym. 

Rubber gym floor ( 6FT x 4 FT $400)

High quality rubber non slip flooring is great for a high end home gym. The surface will provide good grip as well as protection for your joints, floor and equipment.   

Bot Boxer ($24,900)

This high tech punching bag uses cameras to evade your punches. It comes with built in training sessions and is a fun, interactive way to train your cardio and hand eye coordination. 

Mirror LCD interactive home gym ($1495 + $39/month)

This high tech mirror allows you to project coach led workout sessions that you follow along with by matching your movements to theirs in the mirror. As part of the monthly subscription you have access to a variety of classes include cardio, strength, yoga, barre, Pilates, boxing and HIIT.

Athletes massage gun ($150 – $300)

A sports massage gun is a perfect tool for effortlessly reducing swelling and soreness after an intense workout. A good gun comes with a variety of settings and massage heads. This allows you to target a wide range of muscles and tight areas. 

Hopefully these setups will provide you with some inspiration for your own home gym. Remember to think through the exercises you like doing and match the equipment you get to those exercises! 

How To Create Your Own Home Gym

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. karan joshi says:

    I really didn’t know these tips before which you have informed us through your helpful and informative article!! Thank you and keep sharing awesome stuff.

I'm looking for support with:

explore the blog

More on the Blog

I'm looking for support with:

self growth

career + finance






do good

How to give back and do good for society. Image of canned goods and donated goods.

Life can be complicated but some things just aren’t. If someone is in need, you help. With so many organizations, causes, and those that need assistance – how do you navigate which causes to be a part of or give back to? Here are some tips on how to identify where and how you can start […]

5 simple sustainable living habits for beginners that you can implement today.
It is hard to know where to begin with volunteer work. Here are a few resources that can help you find the cause that is right for you. #Volunteerism #Volunteer #SocialImpact #NonProfitOrganization
Some life lessons to know about relationships as you become an adult.

If you are an adult dealing with relationships then you already know how hard they can be. However, you will also know how rewarding they are. You potentially get to spend the rest of your life with the one person you love. Getting married, having children, and buying your own place are some of the […]

It can be daunting to make friends as an adult with limited outlets the older you get. But that doesn't mean it's not possible. It takes getting out of your comfort zone and knowing where to look but know that it is possible with the following tips. #Friendships #Relationship #MentalWellness #MentalWellbeing #TheDimpleLife

It can be really daunting to make friends as an adult. As you grow into adulthood, it seems like there’s more opportunity to create relationships with your classmates in school, with your coworkers at work, and through various social settings. As you fully step into adulthood and enter different phases of your life though those […]

Why teaching 'family first' doesn't work all the time. #FamilyRelationships #HealthyRelationships #Boundaries #TheDimpleLife

Ever since I was in elementary school, I can remember a school project where I presented that the most important motto to me is “Family First”. This thinking was engrained into my upbringing from a very early age. On surface level, it’s quite beautiful. Family truly will always mean so much to me. However, at […]

How to moisturize and revitalize dry, winter skin. Here is an image of a young Asian woman applying moisturizer cream to her face.

In the cold winter months coming, your skin takes a major hit in how youthful and moisturized it looks and feels. Your skin, which is the largest organ of your body, needs consistent care throughout all the seasons of the year. Of course if you have access to steam treatments, that is one way to […]

This post is about our top 7 day spas in Vancouver.

From traditional Thai wellness to luxurious treatments inspired by the Far East, Vancouver offers a diverse array of spa experiences that cater to every relaxation seeker. In our face-paced lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle of a day which can lead you to neglecting the one person who truly deserves a […]

Luxurious and voluminous hair is possible in colder months!

Winter is just around the corner and the cold months ahead mean chunky sweaters, snowfall, and quality time spent wrapped up in a blanket by the fireplace with your loved ones. However, as you revel in the winter activities and embrace the cozy change in weather, your hair might not share the same enthusiasm. The […]

Home moving tips that will relieve you from stress during a transitionary time.

When you move you are leaving behind memories as well as allowing yourself to move forward and make new memories. There is a lot to organize and plan to make sure it’s done without a hitch, therefore, it pays off to be organized and have a plan. If you are moving soon, you will want […]

This post is about a Holiday Gift Guide for the Tech Nerds.

The holiday season is upon us, and if you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for the tech enthusiast in your life, look no further! In this comprehensive holiday gift guide, we’ve curated a selection of cutting-edge gadgets and accessories that will delight even the most discerning tech nerds. From innovative smart devices to gaming […]

Learn simple tips on how to host a successful holiday dinner party.

The holiday season is synonymous with warmth, laughter, and, of course, delicious meals shared with loved ones. Hosting a holiday dinner party can be a joyous experience, offering you the opportunity to create lasting memories and share your love for food and company. However, orchestrating such an event can be overwhelming without proper planning and […]

Every day tips on how to strengthen your core muscles for better health.

We all know, working out is a must to staying healthy but when people think about “working out” they think about more intensive, hour-long exercise classes. It’s time to dismantle some of our beliefs around exercise though. You don’t have to go to a workout class, you don’t have to dedicate a certain amount of […]

This post is about releasing your stress at these yoga studios in Vancouver.

Yoga, with its profound emphasis on mental and physical well-being, serves as a sanctuary for many. Fortunately, Vancouver boasts a myriad of yoga studios that not only provide a tranquil escape from the chaos but also offer unique amenities and specialized practices tailored to cater to various needs. Let’s explore some of the best yoga […]

This post is about 7 products you need for a stress free travel.

Traveling can be an exhilarating and transformative experience for fun, adventure, and opportunities to grow. It allows us to explore new places, cultures, and cuisines. However, amidst the excitement, the journey itself can sometimes become overwhelming, especially if you’re not adequately prepared. The best thing we have realized through travel is if you have a […]

Kitchen tips for cooking beginners

Not everyone is a natural in the kitchen. Some people have their skills in other areas, but just because you don’t naturally have an affinity for cooking doesn’t mean you can’t learn – and ultimately be great in the kitchen! Like with most other things you try, the beginning can be tough but the most […]

This post is about healthy food spots in Vancouver.

Vancouver boasts a plethora of dining options that cater to those with a passion for nutritious meals. Let’s explore five standout healthy spots in Vancouver where you can savor fresh, locally sourced ingredients and nourish your body. Read on to discover a few of Vancouver’s healthy food spots to hit up! The Chopped Leaf Our […]

This post is about our favorite cafes in Vancouver to get work done at.

Vancouver boasts a vibrant cafe culture, offering a plethora of options for those seeking a productive environment to work or conduct business meetings. While the city is filled with cafes, finding the perfect balance between a peaceful atmosphere and good tasting espresso can be a challenge. With mid-term exams fast approaching and business meetings always […]

Tips on how to manage your time with the pomodoro technique

In a time when “hustle culture” is glamorized and work ethic is praised above all else, taking breaks to increase productivity can seem counter-intuitive. Pacing out your day to create dedicated moments of work and rest can greatly enhance your work experience. It also enhances motivation, creativity, and strategic thinking. The Pomodoro Technique allows you […]

Overhead shot of female entrepreneur working on her computer.

If you have the desire in becoming an entrepreneur and starting your own business journey, there are so many steps or reminders you need to keep things running smoothly, especially in the beginning stages. There will always be so much to do and if you are used to being a specialist in one area of […]

This is for a guide on tech accessories that free up your time. The picture is of a person holding a coffee mug at a computer.

With a world as fast-paced as ours, one of the best ways to maximize your time is by using technology so you can focus on the things that matter most. Virtual outsourcing through tech accessories and apps can help you get your work done faster so you can prioritize your relationships with loved ones and […]

This is for a guide on how to disconnect and recharge in December. The image is a person holding a coffee mug with a cozy blanket.

A woman holding up flowers to the sky. Learn how to get into touch with yourself

Sometimes when our energy is so outwardly expended, it can be very easy to quickly lose touch with ourselves. Especially when it comes to the holiday seasons, it’s important to find time to take a “time out” and look inward into where we can find slow moments to grow. When we take a moment to […]

This post is about Vancouver's top 5 activities and destinations to de-stress.

Amidst the face-paced culture we live in, finding effective ways to unwind and destress isn’t just a luxury but a necessity. Let’s dive into Vancouver’s top 5 activities and destinations that not only provide a break from the daily grind but also play a pivotal role in promoting mental and physical well-being. Sabai Thai Spa […]

© 2023 3R Media. All Rights Reserved  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms & Conditions

Site by Sunday Stories

© 2023 3R Media. All rights reserved.
Read our Privacy Policy & Terms & ConDitions