Instead of wasting your money on gimmicks that won’t work, give these tried and tested products a try.
Throughout the years, I’ve tried hundreds of different fitness products. From gloves to barbells, I’ve narrowed down my absolute favorites that I’ve been using for over 6 months and love. Some of these products have been by my side for well over 4 years, and I would never go a day without them.
NEW BALANCE WOMEN'S MINIMUS
LIGHT, SUPPORTING, AND COMFORTABLE
Some say that the shoe you wear has no impact on your performance when working out. That is simply far from the truth. With a great shoe, you get something that’s light, provides ankle support, and adequate arch support so you will notice a difference in your performance.
Aim for a light, snug fitting shoe that has great ankle and arch support and will also lay flat on the sole. New Balance offers this at an affordable price and I definitely recommend them.
NEW BALANCE MEN'S MINIMUS
VERY STURDY AND READY TO SUPPORT YOUR LIFTS
After using these shoes for the first time, knowing nothing about workout shoes, I started to see that what all the people were talking about.
Proper support is something we can never take for granted and these shoes will provide noticeably higher stability when doing squats, deadlifts, and standing presses.
Home Gym Equipment
BOWFLEX SELECTTECH ADJUSTABLE DUMBBELLS
SIMPLE TO USE, PERFECT TO PROGRESS
Not only do they look great, but they’re solid, well made, and very easy to use. Pins and other systems can get tedious to use to change out between weights, but with these dumbbells you can switch out in a snap, literally.
Adjustable dumbbells are fantastic for home gyms, and if you’re in the process of building one, these are a product you won’t regret buying.
IRON GYM UPPER BODY WORKOUT BAR
STURDY, CHEAP, AND RELIABLE
Pull-ups are a necessity in a proper bodyweight training routine, and this bar will be the perfect addition to your home gym.
Being able to hang over any doorway, with stability, is a cheap, easy, and quick way to get your pull-ups done without taking up the space of an entire rack.
CAP BARBELL KETTLEBELL
SOLID AND REALLY AFFORDABLE
Kettlebells are a great, easy, and cheap investment to make when you’re assembling a home gym. They can be used for a wide range of body exercises and are really sturdy to work with.
They’re cheap, durable, and usually have a nice sized grip so you can get power into your lifts.
BODY SOLID FOLDING ADJUSTABLE BENCH
COMMERCIAL QUALITY, WITH A GREAT PRICETAG
I’m not a fan of the rickety and rockety benches that people make out of chairs and old bed frames. It’s best that you invest in a proper bench so that you have stability and support when you’re exercising.
From a safety standpoint, you don’t want to be hurting yourself if you have no spotter, and spending the extra money to complete your home gym will be an easy decision to make with this sturdy bench.
RUBBER GRIP OLYMPIC WEIGHT SET
PERFECT TO GAIN MASS IN A HOME GYM
Body Solid has been making some quality workout equipment for a long time, and this is no exception.
It’s high quality and it’s at a great price, plus it’s got rubber plates. No more scratching up the floors, or worrying too much about dropping them, you just can’t beat this one.
CAP BARBELL 6 PIECE PUZZLE MAT
STURDY, DURABLE, AND STYLISH
If you’ve made a home gym and have any heavy equipment, I highly recommend getting a mat that will protect your floor from wear and tear.
This mat has interlocking, high-density foam that are high quality and will do a great job at holding your equipment in place. They’re sold in packs of 6 and cover up to 24 square feet.
POLAR FT4 HEART RATE MONITOR
LIGHT, AFFORDABLE, AND ACCURATE
There’s tons of low quality, inaccurate heart rate monitors out there, but they never give consistent readings.
It’s better to spend a little extra money here so you know exactly how much you’re burning and exactly what you need to eat to lose weight or gain muscle. If these are at the top of your priority list, then a quality heart rate monitor is a necessity.
28 OUNCE CLASSIC BLENDERBOTTLE
EASILY MIX YOUR WORKOUT SHAKES
Mixing up shakes post-workout, or drinking an intra-workout supplement will never be easier with this shaker bottle. Just pour in the water and the supplements and shake up.
No grit, no layers of junk at the bottom – just smooth perfection. And, if you’re not working out that day, you can even use it to make ketoproof coffee on the go!
Looking for something else? Head over to our recommended keto products page for more suggestions on the products we and the community use!