Say goodbye to sweating over the cost of a gym membership.

By Madison Alcedo
Updated December 14, 2018
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Best Home Gym Equipment - Treadmill
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Whether you’re trying to squeeze in a few quick exercises before work or hate crowded gyms, there’s several reasons to love having a dedicated area (big or small!) in your home where you can really break a sweat. You don’t need several fancy machines to do the trick either—there’s some pretty great fitness equipment that will fit right into your home without taking up too much space.

If one of your resolutions for 2019 is to take time for yourself, including your health and exercise, we’ve found seven must-have space-saving home gym equipment to help you meet your fitness goals—right at home!

While you could invest in this futuristic mirror that streams fitness classes in the comfort of your own home, there’s a few things that are much more practical for someone looking to build a beginner home gym. Below we’ve rounded up our favorite equipment to help motivate you because, let’s be honest, working out at home is a huge time and money saver.

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SKLZ Self-Guided Exercise Fitness Kit
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1 SKLZ Self-Guided Exercise Fitness Kit

Complete with a stability ball, resistance bands, and an exercise mat, this kit includes everything you need to begin working out at home.

To buy: $30 (was $68);

Perfect Fitness Ab Carver Pro
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2 Perfect Fitness Ab Carver Pro

Up your home workout routine by adding in some killer ab workouts, thanks to this handy ab carver that comes with a knee pad for support and a downloadable 21-day fitness plan.

To buy: $32 (was $35);

ProForm Folding Rowing Machine
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3 ProForm Folding Rowing Machine

If you love the row machine at the gym, consider adding this one to your home. You can fold it up after each use, and it includes a monitor to keep track of your progress during each workout. 

To buy: $235 (was $500);

AmazonBasics Extra Thick Exercise Mat
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4 AmazonBasics Extra Thick Exercise Mat

Whether you’re practicing yoga or pilates or just need to get in a few floor core exercises, mats are an essential piece to working out at home. This one rolls up easily with a carrying trap, so with you can take it on the go. 

To buy: $15 (was $19);

CAP Barbell Neoprene Dumbbells
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5 CAP Barbell Neoprene Dumbbells

Choose one or several of these dumbbells that come in two, three, five, eight, or 10 pounds. They’re easy to store and easy to add to any at-home workout routine.

To buy: $2-$9;

Weslo Cadence Folding Treadmill
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6 Weslo Cadence Folding Treadmill

If your home or apartment is tight on space, this treadmill will be your new favorite thing for at-home workouts. Not only can you fold it up to save floor space after each workout, the treadmill also inclines and goes up to 10 mph.

To buy: $326;

PRx Folding Murphy Rack
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7 PRx Folding Murphy Rack

And for the weightlifters who are ready to have equipment in a larger space like a garage, this foldable squat rack (as seen on ABC’s Shark Tank!) can safely hold up to 1,000 pounds, and it features a pull-up bar for chin ups and more. Plus, setup is super easy, and the rack will only take up about five feet of wall space. 

To buy: $499;