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No more Excuses: How to Build a Home Gym for Less Than $100

June 15, 2018

The most common excuse for not starting your fitness journey is generally “I don’t have the time.” The second most common excuse is generally “I don’t have the
money,” both for a gym membership or for exercise equipment of your own.

What if I am here to tell you there is a way around those two issues?

Lets talk about the bonuses of creating your own gym, at home, for LESS THAN 100$, and the ways this can be beneficial to you for starting your fitness journey and positively affect your health!


Why it’s the best bang for your buck:
The great thing about getting started with some of the equipment we’re going to talk about in this article, is that it makes it easy for you to take that first step.

All you need is a few pieces of equipment, a small space somewhere in or around your house, (you don't need a full empty room to set up your gym, don't worry!) about a half hour or so 3-5 times a week, and you’re in business!

There is very little risk in starting your own home gym, especially if it costs you no more than $100. There will be no recurring payment to the big gym down the street that you’ve been too nervous to show your face in since the day you signed up. This way, you can take baby steps and build your confidence. Its just you!


You can utilize your home gym for whatever goals you have:
Another awesome reason in creating a space for a home gym is that no matter what your fitness level is, it can be utilized. As we touched on earlier, it’s a great way to have that stepping stone before jumping off the deep end and feeling comfortable in a big gym around countless other people. But that’s not all! You can use your home gym to target certain kinds of workouts, whether it be cardio based or strength based. Or even both!

It can be used as both your daily, full body workout, and even for those of you that are a bit further along in your fitness journey and are comfortable in a big gym and confident in knowing what they’re doing, you can still use the home gym as a great supplement to your membership gym either as a great way to switch up your workouts if you’re feeling stagnant or using it on the days you can’t make it to your other gym.

 

It’s a win win!


Below is a list of equipment that you would have no problem choosing a handful of
things from for less than $100:

 

 

 

 

Exercise Bands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                         

- Cost: about 10 $

 

They usually come in a range of resistance level, so you can customize your workout as you like and they are great for toning and strengthening both lower and upper body muscles, along with core ones.

 

 

 

Medicine Balls

 

- Cost: from 20$ to 40$

 

Medicine balls come in a variety of shapes, sizes and weights usually ranging from 5 to 50 pounds in order to match the demands of different exercises along with different strength levels.

These balls works well for a wide range of upper- and lower-body workouts.

 

 

 

 

Yoga Mat

 

- Cost: about 15$ but you can find it even cheaper

 

Not only for yoga lovers, the yoga mat is a must have also for those who want to have a great abs workout or a comfortable stretching routine.

 

 

 

Kettlebells

- Cost: price may vary depending on the quality/material and weight

 

They come in a range of weight levels, from 5 to 50 LB.

They are great for lower body + shoulders workouts.

 

 

 

 

Dumbbells

 - Cost: from 8$ to 50$ for a set of two

 

Again, the price may vary depending on the weight.

You can use your dumbbells for a huge variety of resistance trainings, such as tricep extensions or biceps curls.

 

 

Exercise Ball

 

 

- Cost: 12/15 $

 

The large stability ball is great for core strength, balance exercises, and for toning and sculpting the upper body. Also, it is useful if you have any back problems:  do a lower back stretch or seat on the ball help reduce stress on the spine.

 

 

 

Bench

 

 

 

- Cost: starting from 50$

 

Although more expensive than other equipments, the workout bench can be a great addition to you home gym since you can use it for a multitude of exercises for abs, upper and lower body.

 

 

Its that easy guys! Pick a few of those things and take the first step on
your fitness journey today!

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