Fortunately, a home gym doesn’t have to require a lot of square footage or money. For less than the cost of a year-long gym membership, you can stock your space with all the equipment you need to get a great workout, shower, and cook dinner in the same amount of time it takes just to travel to and from the gym.
There’s no question about it: Working out at home with your own home gym equipment has some serious convenience benefits. There’s no need to account for travel time to and from the gym, you never have to pack a bag, and you can blast your go-to workout music.
Having some equipment at your disposal gives you more exercise options, allows you to add resistance as you get stronger, and gives your workouts more variety, so you (and your muscles) won’t get bored of the same old, same old routine.
Of course, gyms generally have a leg up on equipment, and it’s not exactly cheap to stock your home setting with all of those bells and whistles. That said, there’s a lot you can do with just a few cost-effective pieces of home gym equipment.
Here’s how to do it.