The Best Home Gym on a Budget

The Best Home Gym on a Budget

If you’re looking to improve your health while enjoying the convenience of staying in your own home; building a home gym can be a great way to achieve your goals. However; navigating this space with a limited budget can be difficult due to the high cost of gym equipment. This guide will help you discover the 5 most important and inexpensive pieces of gym equipment to get you started on your fitness and health journey.


1. Gym Matt/ Yoga Matt

With something as simple as a gym matt you can perform all floor bodyweight exercises, making it a staple in all home gyms. Some exercises using a gym matt can include push ups, sit ups, planks, yoga and stretches.

2. Dumbbells

Dumbbells are great for targeting specific muscle groups and building overall strength. The benefit of dumbbells is that you can choose which weight is appropriate and increase gradually it as you progress. Some dumbbell exercises include bicep curls, overhead press, goblet squats and tricep extension.

3. Incline Bench

The incline bench can be used in tandem with dumbbells to perform various upper body exercises at differing angles of resistance. Examples of exercises include: bench press, incline press, bench dips and incline sit ups.

4. Resistance Bands

Resistance bands are a versatile tool that can add resistance to a number of upper and lower body exercises. They are great for strength training, stretching and rehab exercises. Be aware that there are a wide range of resistance bands with differing levels of strength. Some resistance band exercises include banded leg curl, banded row, crab walks and banded squats.

5. Home Pull Up Bar

This may not be the first piece of equipment that might come to mind when thinking about home equipment. However; a pull up bar is more versatile than you may think. You can perform exercises which are great for strengthening your back muscles such as pull ups and chin ups. Additionally, a pull up bar is great for performing abdominal exercises such as a straight leg raise and knee tuck.


The entirety of the equipment discussed today will cost you less than $500 and will provide you the opportunity to complete a huge range of exercises which can target all muscle groups of the body.


If you are looking to learn more about developing a home gym program, get in touch with Pivotal Motion’s exercise physiologist team today. Our team of Exercise Physiologists will be able to discuss with you in more depth on how to manage your exercise. Book online or call us on 3352 5116.

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