How to create your own at-home gym

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How to create your own at-home gym

It doesn't usually take too many excuses to convince yourself that you can't make it to the gym or fit that workout in. Then when winter comes around, it only gets harder. The idea of getting up early or going out later in the day to face the cold on your way to the gym doesn't sound pleasant.

So here's your solution – your very own mini gym at home! Of course, you don't want to go out and buy massive exercise machines, but there is plenty of small equipment available that you can use to create your own at-home workouts.

If you don't know where to start when it comes to buying equipment, here's a list of items that will help you get the ball rolling:

  • Kettle bells
  • Resistance bands
  • Exercise ball
  • Dumbbells
  • Aerobic step
  • Jump rope
  • Ab wheel
  • Fitness mat

Here are some top picks for at home gym equipment that won't break your bank account.


Pictured, clockwise from top left: Circuit Neo 8kg kettlebell from Big W, Circuit Neo 4kg kettlebell from Big W, ONE Active by Michelle Bridges resistance tube from Big W, Dunlop Neoprene 1kg dumbbell from Big W, Celsius 3-in-1 aerobic step from Rebel, Circuit Fitness mat from Big W, Celsius ab wheel from Rebel, adidas speed rope from Rebel, Celsius Fit Ball Pro exercise ball from Rebel.

Got all the gear but no idea? Go a step further and purchase an at-home workout video. They're great for building motivation and making sure you get the most out of your workout and equipment.


Pictured, clockwise from top left: ONE Active by Michelle Bridges kettle bell training kit from Big W, Gaiam Quick Start Pilates kit from Rebel, Joe Wicks The Body Coach Workouts DVD from Big W, Gaiam CorePlus Pilates reformer trainer from Rebel, Gaiam Strong Core & Back kit from Rebel.

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