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How to Build a Home Gym on a Budget

You don’t need to buy an expensive gym membership so you can use all those complicated machines to get in shape. People were building muscle and burning fat long before any of those strange looking machines were invented. All you need for an inexpensive home gym are an exercise mat, set of adjustable dumbbells, a stability exercise ball as well as an adjustable bench would be great BUT not necessary.

Also a treadmill or stationary bike would be a bonus for cardio exercise but not necessary as you can still do cardio exercise with your body weight, some light dumbbells or outdoors.

As long as you have enough space to fully extend your body vertically and horizontally you can setup a small home gym. You can get a set of adjustable dumbbells up to 40lbs which would be enough for most people at your local Walmart or sporting goods store for around $40. Stability balls are also inexpensive at around $20 as well as a mat for $10. An adjustable exercise bench will run over hundred bucks but most sporting goods store have previous used ones for half price. So for convenient exercise on a budget you can setup your own home gym for under $100 bucks and if your are really determined but tight for cash, you can get a great workout with just your body weight.

Here is a great body weight workout that can be done anywhere at anytime. Plus it won’t cost you a penny! Do tens reps each with no rest, then repeat the circuit 3 times.

Bodyweight Squats


Forward Lunges

Abdominal Planks (hold for 30-60 sec).