Best Fitness And Exercise Equipment You Can Use At Home

For some, going to the gym can seem like a huge chore. Depending on the time you go, you could find yourself waiting for the next available machine as if you forgot to make reservations or something.

So it’s easy to understand why a lot of people would rather exercise in their own home instead of going to a gym. But having the right equipment available is crucial to making sure you are getting the best workout possible.

So what are the best fitness and exercise equipment you can use at home? Below are some I would recommend anyone that prefers to workout in the comfort of their own home.

Push-up Bar

One of the most popular bodyweight exercises to do is the push up, and the push-up bar is a great tool to use if you are someone that prefers to do their exercise at home rather than the gym.

You can pretty much store the bar anywhere in the house since it doesn’t take up too much space.  

With the push-up bar, not only will you be working on getting your chest muscles stronger, but with every push up you do, you will also be working out the triceps and shoulders.

Pull-up Bar

If you are someone who’s goal is to master the pull-up, but are afraid to make the attempts in a gym, then the pull-up bar is a great tool to have.  

It usually is placed between the frame of most doors in your house.  It’s a great way to practice and gain strength in your upper body.

There are also some pull-up bars that also allow you to perform push-ups as well.  You can read about the Best Pull Up Bars For The Home to learn which one will work best for you.

Muscles targeted when doing pull-ups are the the biceps, lats, and back.  

Ab Roller

If you are looking to get that killer 6 pack, then the ab roller will do the trick.  Regardless of what level you are, the ab roller will be able to assist you in your workout.

Some think the ab roller is just for working the abs, but what makes it so great is the fact that is also works out the core. Which consists of the lower back, pelvic muscles and abs.  

Building up a strong core can help with anyone that has lower back pain and can help prevent future injuries from occurring.  

Although there are many Ab Rollers out there, one of the most popular ones out there is the ab carver pro.  Resistance Band

The versatility of resistance band makes this such a popular product in many homes especially if you are someone that is rehabbing an injury and can’t go heavy.  

Bands allow you to perform a variety of exercises within the comfort of your own home.  You could also have the bands assist you if you are unable to perform a pull-up on your own.  

You can also get bands where there are different resistance levels as you get stronger in your workouts.

Exercise Ball

If you are looking to increase the intensity of any regular exercise you do at home, using an exercise ball is a great way to do that.  Whether you are working out your core or looking to improve your balance, adding an exercise ball can make your workout a lot more fun.

There are so many different workouts you can do using an exercise ball, that you will find it difficult to ever get bored with it.  

You may struggle with finding space to put it as it may not fit every space in your house, but I doubt you will have much of an issue with it as you are performing your workouts.


Having a treadmill is great for runners that hate having to wait at crowded gyms for the next available machine.  Whether it’s too cold or too hot outside, having a treadmill in the house makes working out simple.

The only negative is making sure you have enough space available in your home as it does take up a lot of space.  Other than that, this machine is a great tool to add to your fitness arsenal.

Row Machine

Maybe one of the most underrated machines out there.  If you are someone that is really into cardio and working out the whole body, then a row machine would be great to have.  

This machine allows you to work almost every part of the body with each row that is taken. It is easy on the joints and gives your muscle and heart the burn it needs to leave your feeling good about your workout.

This machine also requires a bit of space and some man power to get into the home, but it will be well worth it as you begin your exercise routine.

Jump Rope

Jumping rope is a great way to improve endurance and coordination.  If you’ve ever seen the movie rocky or watched any professional boxer, there is a reason why they incorporate this type of exercise into their training.

You are working the entire body while getting that heart rate elevated into fat burning mode.It’s also a great ab workout as you need to keep the stomach tight as you concentrate on the up and down movement.

What also makes this such a great tool is the fact that is so cost effective and pretty much fits anywhere in the house.


If you are into lifting weights but can’t stand the gym atmosphere, then getting your own set of dumbbells is the way to go.  You can now get the dumbbells that adjust in weights without you having to put in too much effort.  

You can do a variety of exercises and workout all types of muscles in your home.  

Other than the weight of having to carry it, there isn’t much negatives to find with having your own set of dumbbells.

So there you have it.  The best equipments you can use in the comfort of your very own home.  Depending on what type of exercise you like, anyone of these tools can help you have a safe and very effective workout.

So don’t be afraid to share below how any of the equipment listed has helped you in your fitness journey.

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SanShar - December 20, 2016

I guess working out at home is a more preferable option. However, the down side to working out at home is you have to be motivated and disciplined enough to actually stick to a workout schedule.

At the gym you have others there, and getting motivated is not as challenging. At home is all on you. If you don’t have the determination to push yourself, you may find yourself working out less and less.

    Ralph - December 21, 2016

    Hey San! Yes I definitely agree. You need to make sure you have the discipline to actually get your workout done when you are in your home.

Ed - December 20, 2016

Hey Ralph,

You’ve made a quality summary here. I’m a big fan of weight lifting myself so do prefer the gym however sometimes circumstance means I can’t get a full session in.

The pull up bar for me especially, which I have at home, is an absolute life saver (back saver?)

I might follow your advice and get a jump rope though – one of my mates swears by his.

    Ralph - December 21, 2016

    Hey Ed! Yeah the jump rope is a great tool to have. I even use the jump rope in between sets when i’m lifting.

SaM - December 20, 2016

I can say that your article assembles all the necessary equipment for home gym and to stay fit all the time. Personally I do not like going to the gym because there are a lot of show off-s and as well it takes time. I find it a lot easier to do my daily training at home – I have a push up and a pull up bar, a resistance band and some dumbbells but personаlly I like the resistance band better because it does not weight down my joints. This equipment is by far enough for you to stay in good shape. Good article!

    Ralph - December 20, 2016

    Thanks Sam! Yea the gym isn’t for everyone. especially if you are someone that doesn’t have time to wait for the next machine to be available.

Steve - December 20, 2016

Hi, Excellent Info thanks. I’m looking to kit out my home gym (AKA the spare room!) My space, like most peoples is very limited so I really need to get all the kit that is both versatile and effective. I don’t have room for a full multi gym so these suggestions are great for maximising my space. Thanks.

    Ralph - December 20, 2016

    Thanks Steve! I plan on doing that myself when I get a chance. It’s so much more convenient!

John Rico - December 20, 2016

I hate to go to gym. I feel shy and embarrased when I go to the gym and someone’s looking at me. These equipments our great I already have pull up and I can just barely lift my body just a little bit. I’m still working it out to improve my strength. I think my next goal is to buy jumping ropes and the dumbells because i think they are great for building my muscles.I have one question though, can I exercise everyday for example I do pull ups everyday or push ups or should I o it every other day?

    Ralph - December 20, 2016

    Hey John! If you struggle with pull ups, using the resistance bands could assist you with that if you attach it to the pull up bar to help support you.

    In regards to how often you should exercise, I would give you whatever body part you worked out at least 24-48 hours of rest before you decide to work them out again. Depending on how often you workout, I would consider splitting up your workouts.

    For example: If you workout on M,W,F, have monday and friday be upper body and wednesday lower body. Then next week you switch and have M & F lowerbody and W upper body. Hope this helps!

Chris Shouse - December 19, 2016

I agree that having the equipment at home is something to strive for. Getting dressed and driving to the gym is not ideal for most people. Especially if you have children and getting the chance to go to the gym is not always easy.
You have given an excellent collection of things to strive to get and make your life easier to keep your body in the best shape it can be.

    Ralph - December 21, 2016

    Thanks Chris!


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