Essential Home Workout Equipment – Get Fit at Home!

Essential Home Workout Equipment - Get Fit at Home

The new year is upon us and even if you don’t call it a “resolution” per se, it’s likely you have given some thought to how to be more healthy and happy in the coming year. Staying active and exercising regularly is one of the best things we can do for our health. But, with our crazy busy lives it’s hard to make it a priority and fit in the time to do what we need to do. With just a few pieces of essential home workout equipment, you can get a jump on this goal.

Heading to the gym for regular workouts is not always the best option. Gym memberships can be expensive and, if you end up not using them, a BIG waste of money. Plus, if you have little ones at home, it can be hard to get away and paying for child care to go to the gym is another added expense and inconvenience. That makes working out at home a pretty worthwhile option.

If you plan to get into gear and either starting to exercise or ramping up your current activity, starting with the essential home workout equipment can make a big difference. You don’t need a lot to get started, but a new piece of equipment or two can get you motivated to use it and get moving. New exercise gear can be fun and it’s a great way to reward yourself for progressing in your exercise plan.

We have lots of ideas below whether you plan to do yoga, walking, weight training or (if you’re lucky enough to have access to a pool) swimming. Another great thing is that the majority of these items are under $20 with only a few of them breaking the $50 mark. You can get fit and healthy without having to break the bank!

Essential Home Workout Equipment



For more great home workout ideas, see our post on How to Stay Fit without a Gym Membership!

Get fit at home without breaking the bank with these Essential Home Workout Equipment items for yoga, cardio, running, weight training, pilates or swimming.

About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 9-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. I need everything listed on this list. Actually, I just purchased a nice yoga set from Burlington Coat factor which is really nice. I’m seeking to take better control of my health and drop some weight plus with my injury I don’t think a gym would be in my best interest.

  2. I’ve got a handful of excuses for why I don’t work out and most of them involve not having time to get out. But with all of these awesome options to workout at home, I’m out of reasons.

  3. Awesome equipment for various workouts! These are sure to bring out a good sweat in the house!

  4. This is some great gear for at home workouts! A set of resistance bands would be perfect for those days I can not make it to the gym.

  5. That is a large list of gear for home workouts. I really could benefit from buying some as I don’t foresee myself heading to the gym on a regular basis. I would much prefer to workout at home. This gear is pretty reasonably priced too, so thanks for that!

  6. Sarah Elyce says:

    Comprehensive list! Great compilation and I will be updating my stash now that I am able to focus on fitness again.

  7. Kelly Hanley says:

    I love these ideas!! These ideas will come in handy during the winter time!

  8. Marisela Zuniga says:

    i need a step aerobic platform, great workout

  9. Bernie Wallace says:

    Im trying to get in better shape but I dont have much time to go to the gym. These are some great products that I can use at home.

  10. I have a lot of these, but I would like to get a new stability ball. I would much rather work out at home than at the gym in front of people

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