When it comes to the best home gym equipment, there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all. After all, some of us are looking for a semi-professional gym to set up in the garage, others just want a light workout for when they can’t make it to the gym, and still others are constantly chained to our desks with no time for home or gym workouts. In other words, we all want, and need, something different out of our home gym setup.
And that’s why we’ve pulled together this list, which takes you from $9 core sliders to pricey (but worth it) complete home gyms. There’s something here for everyone, whether you’re looking to save on your gym membership or just need a mat to protect your floor (or your knees).
This exercise ball from DynaPro is best-in-class, supporting up to 2,000 pounds of body weight without the threat of rupture. Additionally, it’ll self-deflate as a response to excessive stress, so you never have to worry it’ll pop mid-workout. We appreciate the thick PVC casing, which provides plenty of protection against sharp objects. And speaking of the floor, the sweat-resistant, non-slip material won’t slip out from under you, no matter how much of a sweat you work up.
- Available in Black, Blue, Pink, and Silver
- Four sizes: 45cm, 55cm, 65cm, and 75cm (see size guide)
- Carries loads up to 2,000 pounds; self-deflates at maximum weight limit
Price: $15.25 – $29.99
If you want all-in-one bang for your buck, this 4-in-1 home gym from HerculesGrip will do the trick. This economical fitness kit includes gym-grade fitness equipment, including an ab roller wheel, fitness jump rope, two gliding discs, and three resistance bands – a total body workout to boost your cardio, work your abs and core, increase your speed, and strengthen your legs, arms, and endurance.
- Includes: 1x ab roller wheel, 1x jump rope, 2x gliding discs and 3x resistance bands
- Heavy-duty construction ensures maximum durability
- Hassle-free satisfaction guarantee with 3-year warranty
Let’s be real: You can’t always make it to the gym. For all those days you can’t, TRX offers this suspension trainer basic kit: a best-in-class training strap, suspension anchor, and door anchor, so you can work out anywhere. It’s a portable solution to burn fat, build muscle, improve flexibility, and increase your endurance – on the road, on the go, and anywhere you find yourself working up a sweat.
- Includes: 1 TRX Suspension Training Strap, 1 TRX Suspension Anchor, and 1 TRX Door Anchor
- Quick & easy setup takes just 60 seconds: anchor to any door, tree branch, rafter, beam or secured elevation point
- Includes 35-page, full-color TRV Workout Guide + two bonus workouts (TRX Endurance Circuit and TRX Metabolic Blast)
Experience a total body workout with this adjustable incline bench from Weider Fitness. You can adjust it to horizontal or to a steep incline, to decrease/increase the amount of weight resistance; you can even add resistance bands to increase resistance up to 50 pounds total. The in-built cable-and-pulley system allows for greater range of motion and versatility, to provide one of the most multipurpose (and economical) workout benches on the market today.
- Space-saving design folds for convenient storage
- Ships only to the lower-48 states (no sales • to Hawaii, Alaska, Military (APO/FPO/DPO), Territories or Protectorates)
- 90-day parts & labor warranty
Dumbbells are a must for any serious home gym, and this set from Bowflex is one of the best. Each dumbbell adjusts in 2.5-pound increments (up to the first 25 pounds), climbing from 5 to 52.5 pounds. Adjustments are easy and quick, so you can easily switch from one exercise to the next, no matter how intense your workout gets.
- Two dumbbells; each adjusts from 5 to 52.5 pounds
- Included stand is ergonomically designed for use with Bowflex SelectTech 552 and 1090 dumbbells
- 2-year warranty on weight plates and parts
If you’re looking to up your resistance training workout, you’re going to love these gym-quality rubber tube bands from Fitness Insanity. There are five bands, each measuring 1.2 meters long and clearly marked with its equivalent weight, which you can use as standalone resistance bands or stack to achieve a maximum resistance of 150 lbs. Take anywhere, thanks to the included door anchor and waterproof carrying bag; two cushioned handles and ankle straps also included.
- 5 color-coded bands provide resistance of 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50 lbs.; stack up to a maximum equivalent of 150 lbs.
- Includes four exercise guide eBooks with professional fitness guidelines designed to help you achieve your goals
- Manufacturer’s lifetime warranty
If you find yourself chained to an office desk, or just having a tough time finding the time to exercise, you are going to love this under-desk elliptical from Cubii. It’s super simple to use – four screws, and it’s ready to place under your desk and pedal away a day at the office. Choose from eight resistance levels, to adjust and control the intensity of your workout, and track your real-time calories, RPM, strides, and distance.
- Best-selling on QVC
- Easy assembly in 3-5 minutes – just 4 screws and you’re done
- Low-impact desk workout is easy on your joints
A key ingredient to a safe home workout, both for your body and your home’s floors, is a great exercise mat. Enter these economical, easily portable, interlocking foam mats: They’re the perfect choice for anywhere you’d like to work out, place your equipment, or set up a home gym. Bonus: They double as a great children’s play area, once your home gym equipment is put away.
- Includes 12 tiles and 18 border tiles, to cover 12 total square-feet
- Durable, non-slip and non-skid surface ensures a safe & comfortable workout surface
- 1-year warranty
One of the best and most economical ways to work your abs at home? This ab wheel from Fitnessery, crafted of stainless-steel, non-slip rubber, and durable PVC: a convenient, easy-to-use wheel that works on any floor. As you roll out your workout, you’ll strengthen your core, sculpt abdominal muscles, and burn calories in the process.
- Includes 1 ab wheels + knee pad
- Two Free eBooks: Six Pack Abs Nutrition and Ultimate Ab Workout
- Lifetime money-back, risk-free guarantee
The 810XLT Power Cage from Fitness Reality saves time and money, offering a versatile home workout option. This home gym sports two chrome, dual-mounted safety bars and two chrome lock-on safety; each pair of bars can hold up to 800 lbs. and are adjustable to 19 varying height levels for a full range of workout positions.
- Large walk-in space for easy side-to-side movement
- 2”x2” square steel frame construction, with two 3 ¼” chrome lock-on safety bars and two 23” chrome dual-mounted safety bars
- 1-year limited warranty
Build an instant home gym in any room with this large exercise mat: just unstrap, unroll, and get your sweat on, no matter where you are. The thick, double-sided design features professional-grade materials and high-density construction to form a shock-absorbing, joint-protecting landing pad so strong, you can even wear your shoes. Without voiding the warranty. Now, that’s durable!
- Measures 8’ x 4’ x 1/4″; 10′ x 4′ x 1/4″ mat also available
- Perfect for high-intensity workouts, including P90x, Insanity, T25, Plyometrics, Zumba, and more
- 100% money-back guarantee
Little to no time for your fitness? Enter these super portable resistance loop bands, which promise great results, even if you have little time and even less space. Crafted from strong, resistant latex, these versatile and lightweight bands supercharge your arm, knee, thigh, and ankle workouts. It’s literally a gym in your pocket – anywhere, anytime you have the time, your workout will be there.
- Set of 4 durable, TPR latex bands
- Suitable for beginner, intermediate, and advanced resistance workouts
- 100% money-back guarantee
In addition to your lightweight resistance bands, these gliding discs are some of the lowest priced and most portable workout equipment you can buy. Their function is simple: Place them on the ground, step on, and get gliding. The resulting workout targets the abs and core primarily, but offers strengthening, flexibility, and endurance training for the whole body, from chest to legs.
- Includes 2 core sliders
- Portable for on-the-go workouts that target every muscle group
- Hard plastic bottoms are compatible with all surfaces, including wood, carpet, tile and laminate flooring
There’s nothing wrong with old-school workouts and hard-core weight lifting – just ask this sweet little weight bench from Marcy Fitness! This high-functioning workout bench enables a full-body workout; just add free weights! From the comfort of your own home, you can get a great workout and build a better-looking physique, thanks to this hard-working bench (and your own hard work).
- Supports a maximum weight of 300 pounds
- Powder-coated finish to resist wear and tear
- Space-saving design fits even into the tightest home gym spaces
Most exercise machines have endcaps to protect your floors, but those endcaps can only do so much – and then, your floor is history. Say goodbye to scratches, dents, stains, grime, and other issues – not to mention, damage to your equipment – with this fold-to-fit equipment mat. It folds to provide a custom fit beneath your machine, and its textured surface also helps keep your gym equipment in place, for the safest workout possible.
- Largest size: 3’ wide x 7’ long; divided into seven 12” folds
- 1/4” thick closed-cell foam material
- Textured, non-slip pebbled surface is easy to clean
If a desk elliptical isn’t your thing, maybe you’d prefer to get your desk-sweat on with an office exercise bike? With eight calibrated resistance settings, this mini bike makes it easy to strengthen your legs and burn calories, even when you’re stuck behind a computer screen. The magnetic resistance provides smooth and quiet function, so you won’t irritate your coworkers, and the 5-function display tells you your speed, calories, distance, time, and scan.
- Lowest pedal height of 10 inches; can work with desks as low as 27 inches
- Offers more than twice the resistance of other pedal exercisers
- 1-year warranty with a 30-day money-back guarantee
BodyBoss was the world’s first portable home gym, and it remains one of the favorites. This sweet little system includes everything you need for a complete and total body workout: the patented Vector Fit base, resistance bands to customize the intensity of your workouts, handles (to substitute dumbbells), a collapsible workout bar (to substitute a squat rack and bar), limb straps (for cardio workouts and resistance boxing), and a door anchor.
- Available in Bright Gold, Green, or Hot Pink
- Includes 4 resistance bands, 2 handles, 2 limb straps, 1 collapsible workout bar, 1 door anchor, 1 start guide, and access to 100+ recorded workouts
- 30-day money-back guarantee
Supercharge your workout with the AB WOW 3000 from YouActive Sports. This ab carver/wheel roller is designed to get you ripped 3x faster than other ab rollers thanks to its two geo-balanced wheels, which allow you to roll in any direction, on any floor surface. Dual resistance bands add challenge to your workout.
- Included: 2 large PVC sturdy ab wheels, 1 middle divider, 1 stainless steel bar, 2 comfortable luxury handles, 2 tension bands with foot hooks, 1 knee mat, and 1 travel carrying bag
- Workout for your abs, shoulders, arms, upper back, and lower back
- Two-year warranty on parts
Flashback to the 80s (or stay firmly in today) with this exercise step – a simple but incredibly effective way to improve your cardio fitness while getting a great workout. Non-skid feet help keep the step in place as you move, working your lunges and hamstrings while boosting heart health. Attach risers for an even more intense workout.
- Available in Black & Gray, Blue & Yellow, Red & Gray, and White & Black
- Supports up to 500 lbs.
- 90-day warranty with 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee
If you need something a bit more portable than the original TRX Suspension Trainer, give the TRX Go Gym a try. It’s the perfect choice for travel and on-the-go workouts, especially if you like to take your fitness outside. Build lean muscle and burn fat with this whole-body workout, in as few as 15 minutes a day. Now, you can sculpt, sweat, and tone anywhere your workouts take you.
- Includes TRX Door Anchor, TRX Suspension Anchor, and Mesh Carry Bag
- Ultra-lightweight, one of the lightest suspension trainers on the market
- 1-year 100% satisfaction guarantee and 1-year non-commercial manufacturer’s warranty
Take your fitness to the next level with this battle rope by FireBreather, a guaranteed good time and an even better workout challenge. These heavy ropes work your shoulders, arms, triceps, back, legs and abdominal muscles – often, all at the same time – while simultaneously super-charging your cardio conditioning. Build lasting power and speed, while having fun with your workout.
- Available in Black, Red and Blue, in lengths of 30′, 40′, and 50′ by 1.5”
- Ultra-strong, shed-free Poly Dacron material with smooth secure shrink heat handles
- Includes anchor set kit, extra-long handles, protective sleeve, and eBook
If you’re looking for a serious home workout, look no further than this top-rated home gym. The EXM2500S comes loaded with 210 pounds of cast iron resistance, to stand up to the most demanding strength training workouts and routines: build muscle and define your physique better and faster. Thick DuraFirm™ pads provide superior lumbar support, affording ultimate comfort to prevent common lower back strain.
- Includes a pec station, press arm, leg developer, and high-mid-low pulleys
- 210-pound selectorized iron weight stack in 10-pound plates
- Lifetime warranty on everything, forever
The Power Press Push Up is a highly versatile, color-coded push-up board system designed to help you build upper-body strength, increase definition, and achieve your fitness goals. There are 14 preset positions, which help you achieve proper form while allowing you to mix-and-match various positions to design your own challenging workout. The oversized, cushioned, nonslip handgrips ease pressure on your wrists.
- Color-coded push-up board targets specific muscles in the chest, back, shoulders and triceps
- Embedded QR code to access online workout videos
- Designed in the USA
If you want explosive arms, you want this arm blaster from Legendary Workout. This home gym addition isolates your biceps while helping keep your back and elbows locked in the right curling position: engage your arms better than ever before. Even better, the arm blaster enables you to perform bicep curls properly and with no pain or discomfort; the adjustable neck pad also boosts the overall comfort and effectiveness of your curling workout.
- Includes arm blaster, adjustable neck strap, video, and eBook
- Can sustain up to 300 pounds
- 12-month satisfaction guarantee
Boost your workouts with resistance training, with these neoprene dumbbells from AmazonBasics. Not only does resistance training help build and tone muscles, but it can also influence the overall effectiveness of your workouts – burn calories, promote bone health, and increase energy levels, among other benefits. We appreciate that the dumbbells are color-coded for easy identification, even when you’re mid-workout and squinting through the sweat.
- Available as 6-dumbbell sets of 20 pounds or 32 pounds, or individual dumbbells (1-pound, 2-pound, 8-pound, 12-pound, 15-pound, and 20-pound)
- Neoprene coating affords a safe and secure grip
- Limited 1-year warranty