Did you know you can build a great home gym that’s just as effective as any fitness center? You don’t need any bulky treadmills or a ton of equipment either. In fact, some of the best home fitness equipment is small and cheap!
Routine exercise has benefits for your wallet too. According to a study done by the Journal of the American Heart Association, people who maintain a fitness regimen can save up to $2,500 annually on their medical costs. Save on these fitness deals that will improve your health and make your wallet happy! Note, many of these items ship for free with a purchase of $35 or more. You can also choose free curbside pickup where available. These deals could sell out or change price at any time.
Save on these essentials for exercise on a budget
Compare to Dick’s Sporting Good’s price from $5 to $40+ for jump ropes.
This weight set is great for squats, bench press, curls and more!
Free weights or dumbbells are easily one of the most essential pieces of equipment for your home gym. They’re great because there are so many strength training exercises you can do with them. Small dumbbells can usually be found in thrift stores, but if you want to buy them new, you can find them for as low as $2.62 for 2 lbs. These are a hot item right now and may sell out quickly! Dick’s Sporting Goods also has these dumbbells starting at $4.99 for 1 lb, with more weight options. Shop in-store at Walmart for even more weight options. Not sure where to start? Check out this simple full body workout you can do with free weights.
If you’re planning on doing any exercises like push-ups or crunches, a yoga mat can come in handy. Yoga mats not only provide extra padding but also a non-slip surface that’s moisture-resistant and easy to clean. You’ll find them for around $5 at various retailers.
Compare to this ball from Target for $15.99.
Improve core strength, balance and stability with these sliders! They’re a great addition for low-impact versions of workouts like mountain climbers, skaters, squats and more. Plus, they’re compact enough to store or take with you anywhere you want to work out. Alternatively, if you have hard floors in your house you can try to use a pair of towels or even fuzzy socks on your feet!
Medicine balls are great for building strength in the entire body. You’ll typically find them from $12 to $30+ depending on weight. This one is 1.5 lbs which is good for beginners, however, you can find heavier ones like this 12-lb medicine ball at Walmart on sale for $14.41.
Perform pushups while reducing stress on your wrists with these push-up bars. They can also be used for exercises that strengthen the triceps and abdominal muscles such as L-sits and tricep dips.
If you’re like many people and you feel sore after your workouts, you’ll want to consider purchasing a foam roller. This tool increases the blood flow throughout the body, which results in better movement and increased range of motion. It also cuts down on pain, soreness and recovery time after workouts. Normally these trigger point rollers cost around $17-$45.
This is a great addition to any aerobic workout! Compare to $25 or more at other stores.
This watch has Alexa built-in, up to a 15-day battery life and a 24/7 heart rate monitor. This watch is a great price compared to some of the more expensive ones such as Fitbit.
If you need a new pair of running or walking shoes to get you moving, Joe’s New Balance Outlet has many options under $50! Sort by price from low to high. We also often see great deals on athletic shoes at eBay for men and women.
This kit has everything you need to get a great workout at home. The pictured kit includes tube resistance bands, loop resistance bands, double-sided sliders, handles, ankle straps, a door anchor, wrist wraps, a cooling towel and a carrying bag!
Kettlebells can be used for all sorts of strength training exercises including squats, lunges, deadlifts and more. This set is on sale for $49.99 right now, but you can also get this dumbbell clamp which turns any dumbbell you already have into a kettlebell.
No need to step out into the cold for a walking workout. This foldable treadmill features two non-slip rails for stability and control, wheels for easy transport, a 42L x 13W non-slip running surface and an LCD computer that displays time, distance, speed and calories.
This exercise bike features an integrated LCD display and a 30-day iFit membership. It’s $149 off right now and a great deal at under $200!
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