How to build a home gym on a budget

We have seen a big shift in the fitness industry over the past decade. Not only workout trends or eating patterns have changed, but people are also switching from traditional gym membership plans to the new forms of home fitness experiences. With an extremely busy lifestyle, the active generation loves the convenience of home workouts as they are more accessible, more fun and easier to fit into a busy life schedule.

Imagine life when you don’t have to pack the bag for the gym, drive to the gym, wait to use the equipment, book a class or pay a monthly membership fee. And all that, without a doubt, adds a lot of time.

If you are assessing your current gym situation and considering shifting to at-home workouts, we have created a budget-friendly list to get you started.

Budget

Building a home gym from scratch can be expensive. Therefore, we would suggest making a good plan of what exercises you’re going to perform and what pieces of gym equipment is more suitable for your personality.

There are hundreds of items that you can install in your home gym, however we would suggest obtaining these foundational pieces of gym equipment that will keep your budget as minimum as possible and provides a variety of different uses.

Cardio Equipment:

Cycling Bikes

Pedal away in front of your favourite TV programme, simulate a real route with use of Google Maps or use a virtual reality training workout at the comfort of your own home. Convenience never looked so good!

We supply a wide range of cycling bikes for both commercial and home use.

MATRIX Livestrong Tomahawk S Series Indoor Cycle at FitKit UK

MATRIX Livestrong Tomahawk S Series Indoor Cycle £195

 PROFORM X-Bike DUO at FitKit UK

PROFORM X-Bike DUO £299.00

STAR TRAC Spinner NXT Spin Bike - Commercial Gym Equipment at FitKit UK

STAR TRAC Spinner NXT Spin Bike £375.00

 

Treadmill

A treadmill is one of the best and most popular exercise equipment for people who want to stay physically active. And the best part of home treadmill is that you can put your favourite TV programme on or switch your favourite music on as loud as you want and before you know it, you have hit 30 minutes of cardio workout.

Whether you are looking for commercial, long-life treadmill or wallet-friendly home folding treadmill, we supply a wide variety of treadmills that will satisfy almost every requirement and price level.

 ProForm 105 CST Folding Treadmill at FitKit UK

ProForm 105 CST Folding Treadmill £399

PROFORM POWER 525i Folding Treadmill £599.00

 

 LIFE FITNESS 95TI Silverline CLST Treadmill at FitKit UK

LIFE FITNESS 95TI Silverline CLST Treadmill £1,249

 

 

Cross Trainer / Ellipticals

Cross trainers offer the benefit of a low-impact workout while exercising both your upper and lower body.

 

PROFORM New Endurance 320E Cross Trainer at FitKit UK

PROFORM New Endurance 320E Cross Trainer £399.00

PROFORM Smart Strider 495 CSE Cross Trainer at FitKit UK

PROFORM Smart Strider 495 CSE Cross Trainer £699.00

 

LIFE FITNESS FS4 Elliptical Cross Trainer with DX Console at FitKit UK

LIFE FITNESS FS4 Elliptical Cross Trainer with DX Console 

 

Strength Equipment:

Multi Gym

Get serious about body building without the hassle and expense of joining a gym – now you can work out whenever you want in your own home. Multi-gym machines offer a huge range of exercises for building muscle including chest press, butterfly, lat pull down, low pulley and leg extension.

WEIDER 8700i Multi Gym at FitKit UK 

WEIDER 8700i Multi Gym £399.00

 WEIDER Pro 5500 multigym at FitKit UK

WEIDER Pro 5500 multigym £599.00

 STAR TRAC Human Sport PullLift

STAR TRAC Human Sport PullLift £1,095.00

 

Standard or Olympic bars

A barbell is one of the most important pieces of equipment for your home or garage gym. A standard bar is 1inch in diameter while Olympic bars have thicker ends compared to the standard bars and are just under 2inch in diameter. Standard barbells are ideal for most people with a maximum load capacity from approximately 50kg – 150 kg. Olympic barbells offer a higher weight capacity from around 300kg to 750kg and are good use for those who are training competitively.

JORDAN FITNESS Rubber Barbell with Solid Ends From at FitKit UK

JORDAN FITNESS Rubber Barbell with Solid Ends From £79.99

ZIVA Hard Chrome Olympic Bar 5ft at FitKit UK

ZIVA Hard Chrome Olympic Bar 5ft – 150cm-30mm £89.99

PHYSICAL COMPANY 5 Pair PU Barbells Sets with Racks at FitKit UK

PHYSICAL COMPANY 5 Pair PU Barbells Sets with Racks £838.99

 

Olympic discs

 ZIVA Rubber Olympic Weight Plates FROM at FitKit UK

ZIVA Rubber Olympic Weight Plates FROM £3.75

 

JORDAN FITNESS Classic Rubber Olympic Discs FROM £9.99 at FitKit UK

JORDAN FITNESS Classic Rubber Olympic Discs FROM £9.99 

 

Dumbbells 

A good set of dumbbell weights is at centre of any muscle building programme and can be used at multiple exercises.

 

WEIDER Dumbbell Kit with Rack £299.00

 

 JORDAN FITNESS 1kg-10kg Urethane Dumbbell Set with Vertical Stand £495.00 at FitKit UK

JORDAN FITNESS 1kg-10kg Urethane Dumbbell Set with Vertical Stand £495.00

 

Kettlebells

 

Kettlebell is one of the most affordable and incredibly efficient pieces of equipment for your home or garage gym. Kettlebells doesn’t require much space and are perfect for toning your muscles, increase flexibility and strengthen your bones.

 JORDAN FITNESS Cast Iron Kettlebell £7.99 at FitKit UK 

JORDAN FITNESS Cast Iron Kettlebell £7.99

 

Bench

 

If you are a weight lifting enthusiast, then the weight bench is probably one of the most important piece of home gym equipment.

 WEIDER Utility Bench £179.00 at FitKit UK

WEIDER Utility Bench £179.00

 

Additional Options 

Exercise Mat

Whether you are doing abs workout, push-ups, Pilates or any other exercises on the hard floor, you’ll need a mat that makes your exercises more comfortable and safer.

ESCAPE FITNESS Core Exercise Mat 40" x 20" Inches £21.99 at FitKit UK

ESCAPE FITNESS Core Exercise Mat 40″ x 20″ Inches £21.99

LIFE FITNESS Yoga Mat £29.99 at FitKit UK

LIFE FITNESS Yoga Mat £29.99

 

Medicine Ball

Medicine balls have become very popular in the fitness industry and is a worthwhile addition to the home or garage gym.

Jordan Fitness Medicine Balls JORDAN FITNESS Medicine Balls £23.99 at FitKit UK

Jordan Fitness Medicine Balls JORDAN FITNESS Medicine Balls £23.99

 

Foam Roller

Foam rollers allow you to perform deep tissue self-massage and increase blood flow to soft muscle tissue. The progressively contoured surfaces provide variable pressure to address joint and muscle pain. The pipe core provides stability and support and will not deform over time.

 REJUVENATION Foam Roller 13" £17.99 at FitKit UK

REJUVENATION Foam Roller 13″ £17.99

 

 

Shop for the best exercise & fitness equipment to get you fit and improve your overall health level.

We offer a wide range of gym equipment from all of your favourite brands.

Get in touch with us today on 01455245720 or sales@fitkituk.com

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