Working out at home can be very convenient. Don’t get me wrong, I love working out in a big gym – in fact, I have a Curves gym membership like many people. It’s just that when you’re very busy or live 12 miles from the nearest fitness center, it’s more likely that you won’t be able to workout as often as you’d like.
The key is to choose the right home gym equipment for you. Home exercise can be cost-effective and practical but choosing gym equipment can be confusing for many of us. To help you, we’ve listed our top recommendations for home gym equipment for 2023.
- 30-day free trial
- High-quality and durable
- Equipped with 245 movements
- You’ll need to pay around $50 monthly for membership
Tonal is a high caliber cable machine that will enable you to do bicep curls, rows, tricep pushdowns and other cable exercises. But it can also let you do a whole lot more including compound lifts. It’s also very compact and is great if you have limited space. You simply attach it to the wall. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, the Tonal can adjust to your level and you can choose resistance for up to 200 lbs. Plus the virtual coaching you get with your membership is a gem.
NordicTrack Commercial Series 1750 Treadmill
- Self-cooling motor
- Cushioned running belt
- Wide incline range
- You need to pay for membership to join workout classes
The NordicTrack treadmills have built a solid track record over the years and the Commercial Series 1750 is among the very best. It can do up to 15% incline and a speed of 12 miles per hour. If you sign up for membership you can also take advantage of the integrated running workouts. Weight limit is up to 364 pounds and you can easily fold it for storage.
Alo Warrior Mat
- Good cushion
- Excellent grip and firmness
- High quality
- No carrying case
The Alo Warrior Mat is a super thin (0.5 cm thickness) yet cushy mat so you get just the right amount of support and cushion. It has excellent grip too which makes it very reliable even when your whole body is full of sweat. It’s durable and well-made, plus it looks very nice.
Schwinn 190 Upright Bike
- Comes with a free subscription for one year
- Adjustable and comfy seat
- Terrain Control Technology mimics outdoor conditions
- Low resistance levels makes the bike a bit jerky
The Schwinn 190 upright bike is a high quality bike with excellent design. Its seat is ergonomic and it has weighted and strapped pedals, plus handlebars. It’s also equipped with a media shelf, USB port, Bluetooth speakers and a 7-inch LCD screen. Its best feature would have to be the Terrain Control Technology which enables it to mimic outdoor terrain conditions and you can select speeds and resistances.
Aviron Strong Series Rower
- Full body workout
- Suitable for most body types
- Has lots of nice features
- Requires monthly subscription
The Aviron Strong Series rower is unlike most rowing machines out there. With it you’ll actually be motivated to exercise. It has a 22-inch HD screen which enables you to watch NetFlix or Youtube, play a videogame or listen to music/podcast on Spotify. gaming and streaming capabilities, including Netflix, Youtube, and Spotify.
The Strong Series is equipped with a big ergonomic seat that lets you adjust the foot width. It has a higher seat and a lower hand rail to make it easy to get on or off the machine. The maximum weight capacity is 507 lbs and can accommodate tall people (6 foot 8 inches height limit).
To access the classes however you’ll need to pay for monthly subscription.
Nuobell 80 pound Classic Adjustable Dumbbell Set
- Takes up minimal space
- You get 15 sets in one package
The Nuobell adjustable dumbbells take up only a little amount of space and they’re easy to use. They have knurled steel handles and plates, making them feel more like the dumbbells we’re used to. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced, the 80 pound weight lets you progress in your exercise routine. The adjustable dumbbells are very functional and more natural to use.
Watch this review of the Nuobell 80 lb dumbbell set: