Building a Home Gym Under $100

 

photo_5067_20080220Gym memberships can be expensive and who really wants a gym membership that they probably won’t use? Who has time to go out to the gym 3, 5, or even 7 days a week? Why not take a fraction of the cost of a gym membership and put it toward making your own home gym? Here we will highlight 8 items you can purchase to create a basic home gym – all of which are under $100! If you want a complete workout, these are all you need.

Workout Bands $25
Resistance workout bands are great tools for toning your muscles. The flexibility of these bands allows you to do many different workouts from your upper to lower body. If you’ve ever used P90X or a workout video game that features these bands, you know that there are limitless options to tone every area of your body and their small size will help you maximize the space in your gym.
Target Areas:
Calves
Hamstrings
Hands
Wrist
Back
Chest
Shoulders
Arms

Yoga Mat $10
This is a must have when working out at home and they are not just for doing yoga. The biggest benefit of yoga mats are that they provide support for your knees, legs, hips, and other areas that may come in contact with the hard floor. Also, most yoga mats are textured to prevent slipping as you move around the floor.

Abdominal Wheel $10
Just about everyone has seen some version of the abdominal wheel on television. The ab wheel is not a necessity when it comes to home gyms, but it is a great workout. It’s an easy tool to use and you really feel the burn if you use it correctly.
Target Areas:
Abs
Arms
Back

10-15 lbs. Medicine Ball $15
A medicine ball is a great piece of gear for strength training and toning. Great for plyometric workouts and performance training, a medicine ball provides the easy addition of extra weight to many common exercises. Some medicine balls are easier to grip than others and rubber medicine balls are better when space is a concern in a small home gym.
Target Areas:
Calves
Hamstrings
Hands
Wrist
Back
Chest
Shoulders
Arms

Yoga Ball $10
A yoga ball is also a piece of equipment that has multiple uses. If you want to do inclined push-ups, elevated crunches, or just stretch, the yoga ball is a good, yet large, addition to your workout area.
Target Areas:
Abs
Lower back
Back
Chest
Shoulders
Arms

Gold’s Gym 4-in-1 Home Gym $20
Usually we limit promoting specific products; however, the Gold’s Gym 4-in-1 Home Gym is great for upper body workouts. The kit comes with a door gym pull up bar, an exercise chart, and nutrition guide. With this, you can do pull ups, triceps dips, push-ups, and sit-ups.
Target Areas:
Back
Chest
Shoulders
Arms
Abs

Jump Rope $3
Jumping rope used to be a really fun game as a kid. As an adult you will find that it not only helps with cardio, but also your coordination. Using your jump rope while on your yoga mat will help eliminate the impact on your knees.
Target Areas:
Calves
Hamstrings
Hands
Wrist
Back
Chest
Shoulders
Arms

the author

Adrian T. Marable has motivated and inspired many men and women to lean forward in their personal and career lives. He has a proven track record of creating the path of success for the "average Joe" which includes career, personal, educational, and spiritual satisfaction. Adrian's mission in life is to promote a successful mindset which leaves the individual with the mental tools to be successful.