When trying to decide what kind of workout works for you, there’s no doubt that you’re crunching the numbers (money and time-wise) to figure out how the heck you’re going to do something that gets your heart rate up, makes you feel stronger and keeps you entertained without dropping thousands of bucks on a gym membership (or, in pandemic times, the anxiety of how safe or not safe a non-home exercise spaces might be) or fancy robot exercise bike.
But, as any budget gym rat knows, you don’t need a massive home gym to get all that and more — in fact, you can create a really solid workout space at home without busting your budget.
For your best at-home workout, you want to prioritize the things you’re going to use every day (or every other day — we don’t judge), the things that take up minimal amounts of space (harder to trip over or turn into an accidental coat rack) and the tools that will prove to be the most versatile on your fitness journey.
If you’re looking to invest (but not, like, too much) in your new years’ fitness goals, here’s just a few selections for creating a budget home gym — because assembling your workout space shouldn’t be the thing making you sweat.
A version of this story was published February 2020.
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