Let’s be honest, no one actually really enjoys going to a commercial gym. You have to wake up super early before the sun is up and drive several miles to the gym to get a workout in before work, or go home after work, change clothes, pack all of your gym stuff, then head out of the door. You will more than likely hit some traffic and as soon as you do get there other people will be arriving meaning you will have to wait on the equipment you need to get done what you went to do. All in all, it really is just a headache. To help avoid this headache, it is better to build a gym in your home. This doesn’t mean that you need to rent out a Self Storage Murwillumbah unit to set your gym up in, you can set it up in a spare bedroom! You also don’t have to get so much equipment to reach your goals that you have to rent out a Self Storage Murwillumbah unit to put all of your favorite furniture into. Below are a few tips that will help you build a gym in your home on a budget.

Get Resistance Bands

Beautiful woman during her home workout with a rubber resistance band

Just about every exercise that you can think of that uses body weight can be taken up a notch by adding a resistance band to it. Resistance bands can target and strengthen different muscle groups and allows you to customize your workout so you work every part of the body that you are trying to work. Resistance bands only cost about $10 so you can really amp up your workout for next to nothing.

Balance Balls

a woman sitting on a purple yoga mat holding a purple balance ball

Another inexpensive piece of equipment that you need in your home gym is a balance ball quick typically costs between $10-$30. The balance or stability ball is an amazing tool to use to target the core. You can use it to work everything from your core to your arms. There are a ton of full-body workouts and all the equipment you need is the right sized black ball. They are perfect for the entire body to break a sweat and the best part is that though they may be cheap they last for ages!


a woman in tight workout clothes working out with dumbells

These are about the most expensive on items on the list and they are still not too expensive. The lower the weight, the lower the cost. They are going to cost about $8 per weight, but they are well worth the cost. They are one of the most versatile pieces of equipment you can have in your home gym as well as one of the most long-lived pieces. Whether you have been working out for years now or are just starting out, a few sets of dumbbells at varying weights can help you reach your goals in no time and there are consistent ways to improve.

Yoga Mat

a man with tattoos stretching on a yoga mat

Depending on what type and brand of mat you get, a yoga mat is going to cost between $8 and $30 dollars. You will definitely need a yoga mat to help give you extra cushion during floor work so that you do not damage your back while you are working out on the floor.

It may be hard to work out every day and it can certainly make your body sore, but it does not have to cost thousands and thousands of dollars to make a working home gym in your home. You don’t have to buy so much that you have to move all of your other stuff into Self Storage Murwillumbah units. Home gyms can cost about $200 or less depending on everything you get, and even these basic pieces of equipment are sure to make you sweat!