Start an at-home gym with these 9 pieces of equipment

Start an at-home gym with these 9 pieces of equipment
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| March 23 2016,

4:03 pm

Let's face it – we're all busy. Many of us are so busy that we unintentionally neglect our gym memberships simply because we're too exhausted after a full day to drive the extra mile to a facility. It gets like that sometimes — trust me, I know. But what a complete waste of money! It's time we figured out a way to get our workouts in no matter how hectic life gets. One perfect solution to staying on top of our fitness goals would be to create an at-home gym or workout corner! That way, we can really work out on our own time. Just think about those moments when you're in a time crunch or have small children that you can't step away from for that hour-long workout. Investing in a DIY home workout spot is totally possible, no matter the size of your space

Workout equipment can be really expensive, which is why slowly stocking up for your home gym is the way to go. Some might not have much space in their homes to dedicate to a workout area, which is why furniture that doubles as storage is great for putting away all of your small equipment
storage for at-home gym
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1. Yoga or gym floor mats

2. Kettlebells

3. Jump rope

4. Large medicine ball

5. Resistance bands

6. Dumbbells

7. Step

8. Weighted medicine ball

9. Foam roller

Your sore muscles will love this! After each workout, it's important to stretch and massage your tight areas. That's exactly what a foam roller does.
Although not necessary, for more advanced home gyms, you might eventually choose to purchase a treadmill or stationary bike if you have the proper space. But you can certainly do a lot with very little. Try not to focus too much on equipment needs and let your body do the work – crunches, running, squats and push-ups are free. The equipment can just enhance your experience.

Do you plan to start an at-home gym space? What are some of your workout essentials? Comment below!