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Home Gym on a Budget! The Top Equipment You Need

If you’re a stay-at-home mom, or simply someone who doesn’t like the hustle and bustle of a busy gym, a home gym might be a great investment for you!

It doesn’t take much to set up a great home gym and get a great workout. Here’s what you’ll need!

1. Yoga Mat

You can find these anywhere. Target, Walmart, any sporting good store. Yoga mats are lightweight, easy to transport, and doesn’t slip all over the place. They also save your knees, elbows and hands when doing various exercise. And they’re not just for yoga! Average Price: $20

 

2. Set of Weights

Strength training is a cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. You can do certain exercises and target specific muscles better with weights than you can by simply using your body weight. If you’re a beginner, you’ll want to start out with a lighter set but as you improve, you can add more to your arsenal! Average Price: $35

3. Resistance Bands

Bands are a good alternative to strength training with weights and great for beginners. Resistance bands help you focus more on control and contraction as opposed to just hoisting weight. In other words, they help you with form (which is super important). And they’re easy to store! Average Price: $20

4. Balance Ball

Want to strengthen your core? Get yourself a balance ball. These are great for additional difficulty when you want to enhance your workouts, and there are so many exercises you can do with them! Balance balls are very reasonable as far as price, but if you want a higher end option, consider a Bosu BallAverage Price: $20

5. Medicine Ball

Medicine balls are great for ab work and HIIT training. Anywhere between 6-10 lbs would be a great level of medicine ball for your home gym! Average Price: $25

6. Kettlebell

You could actually create an entire workout routine using JUST a kettlebell, which proves just how essential they are to any home gym. Kettlebells give you a ton of versatility when strength training because you can swing, lift, squat, and pull it! Average Price: $30 

See? You don’t need a fancy and expensive gym membership to get an effective workout. Adding these to your home gym and fitness routine will be so beneficial to your health!

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