Creating a gym in your home can be very expensive. In my ten years of training, the most amped up home gym I’ve ever been in consisted of 3 to 50 pound dumbbells, Smith Machine, a bench, a boxing bag and stand, pull-up and roman chair combo, a treadmill, an elliptical, medicine balls and floor mats. If I had to guess, all of this cost well above $15,000. For me, it’s fun to work with people who have access to all of this equipment. However, most people don’t have the space and would rather have a nicer car than home gym.
The majority of the time, I spend my hourly sessions with people who have equipment that can fit in the passenger seat of my car. Their goals and results are consistent with people who have full gyms in their home. It doesn’t take thousands of dollars to get into great shape. Let me create a $50 gym for you! I love Perform Better equipment. I have found that their equipment is the most functional and the least fragile from that of their competitors.
Here’s a great list to help you start building a gym in your home for under $100. (I have linked them to the website where they are available. If you time your purchase right, you can get the prices below when their equipment is discounted and save evey more!)
Mini-band - $4.50
All-purpose exercise band - $17.95
10 lb. Dumbbells - $23.90
7 lb. Medicine Ball - $21.95
Yoga Mat - $19.95
Foam Roller - $10.50