Home Gym Essentials for Killer Workouts

A home gym is essential. If you love fitness and daily exercise, a home gym is a total lifesaver if you’re running short on time or can’t get to the gym for another reason. But what should you buy to get the most for your money? Here is a list of the equipment I’ve collected for my home gym.

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Have neighbors below you? Sliders are a quieter cardio option than traditional mountain climbers or spiderman hops. Because they have two sides with different textures, they work on all kinds of flooring.

These discs are more versatile than you might think! Sliders are great for:

  • Killer core workouts with pikes, mountain climbers, body saws, plank jacks, knee tucks, and more!
  • Sliding leg curls
  • Slingshot lunges
  • Modified skaters
  • Lateral lunges
  • Sliding push-ups
  • And so much more!

Their low price point makes sliders a bargain that adds so much value to your home gym!



Kettlebell workouts are super effective! But it isn’t all swings. Kettlebells are a suitable alternative to weights for things like goblet squats or single-arm rows. But that’s not all they’re good for! There’s an endless supply of full-body kettlebell workouts online. So add one to your home gym and get in some serious strength training from your living room!

Adjustable Dumbbells

Total life. Saver. These are on the pricey side, but they’ve allowed me to advance in my strength training goals from home. My gains are my spending justification. This is a 60lb set. That’s 30lbs each without having to buy any additional plates! Nothing has brought me closer to the gym experience than these dumbbells. A perfect addition to a home gym!

Lighter Weight Dumbbells

I bought these lighter 5lb and 8lb weights years ago and have reached for them so many times. The comfortable grip and convenient size make these perfect for moves that don’t require heavy weights like Y raises or front raises.


A collection of different bands

I have three different types of bands and I use them all differently.

These bands are for the lower body. Great for glute workouts! If you are looking for those booty gains, these are your best friends. With five different tensions, these will help you grow where you want to grow. I like to combine booty band workouts with ankle weights for the added burn!

If you want to replicate the effect of a cable machine at home, try these bands. I sling them over a hook on my door for lat pull downs. Or loop them around a door knob for standing cable rows. Stand on them for shoulder presses or lateral raises!

This resistance training band is great for X walks, added push-up resistance, and all sorts of upper body work. It is a pull-up assist band so if pull-ups are on your fitness bucket list, this is a great addition to your home gym!

Exercise Bike

I’m a fan of strength training, but I’m a total cardio queen at heart! I consider cardiorespiratory exercise essential. Not just for my physical health, but my mental health. As much as I would love a fancy spin bike, I just don’t have the space right now. This bike folds up for easy storage! And moreover, it has arm resistance bands and an arm workout backrest too.

Round out this list with a yoga mat and a foam roller! You need not buy all of these equipment options to build a great home gym. Even just a couple of pieces of equipment will provide you with enough versatility for a great variety of workouts.