12 Exercise Equipment Essentials for a Home Gym

Set up the ultimate fitness spot at home with these efficient gym buys.

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March 24, 2020

With more of us cooped up at home, exercise is a great way to relieve stress, burn off that extra slice of sourdough and escape the news for a bit. While working out at a gym is a no-go right now, creating one at home is a great option. Make it easier to keep up your fitness routine with our favorite home gym products that are easy to use and store — no matter the size of your space.


Add resistance training to your workouts with this 20-pound dumbbell set. The versatile set includes three pairs of dumbbells in two-pound, three-pound and five-pound sizes, so you can choose the right amount of weight for your routine, preference and number of repetitions. Plus, they stack nicely and take up little space.

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You won't mind keeping this pretty yoga mat out in plain sight. Your trikonasana pose will look way more stylish — and bonus — it comes with a free downloadable yoga class to get you started.

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Make exercising a little more fun with dice. The first one has six sides/workouts and the second die includes the number of reps or time. You can challenge the whole family by turning working out into a game night.

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This kettlebell's vinyl coating reduces noise, protects your floors and, let's be honest, looks nicer, too. Sturdy cast-iron material is made to last and comes in many different weights, ranging from five to 50 pounds. Incorporate kettlebells into your workout for deadlifts, squats and core exercises.

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Create some variety in your workouts. This professional-grade exercise ball allows you to do just that. It's perfect for an at-home yoga session and low-impact core-strengthening exercises.

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Use this childhood classic to add some variety to your cardio routine, burn extra calories, increase endurance and promote a healthy heart. It's budget-friendly and super easy to store.

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Prepare to feel the burn and reap results with this colorful resistance bands set. Each set features three bands with various levels of resistance. They're great to incorporate into any at-home workout, proving you don't need expensive weights to reach your fitness goals.

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Enhance any workout – including walking, dancing and core training – with arm weights. You'll tone your arms and burn calories without realizing it.

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The door anchor allows you to tone up in the comfort of your home. Attach the resistance cables to the top of the door for downward movements, set it low for upward movements or secure it in the middle for presses and rows.

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Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the whole fitness thing, there's a slam ball made just for you. Choose your slam ball by selecting from weights in a range that fits your fitness goals.

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This vertical climber is a great addition to your home because it boasts a durable, steel design and offers a low-impact exercise that you can complete while reading or watching TV. Bonus: The climber machine features easy-fold technology that tucks away until your next morning sweat sesh.

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This stationary folding bike is a must-have because of its resistance system, comfortable seat and top-of-the-line display that records your speed, distance and calories burned with each session. Simply fold the bike after your ride, and store in your closet until next time.

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