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The Best Gear for a Home Gym

There’s nothing like having a gym at home, especially when the weather is bad or you’re pinched for time. If you have a home gym, it also becomes harder to make excuses for missing a workout. But what’s the best equipment for a gym at home? Which pieces are worth splurging on and what are some less-expensive options? We rounded up some of our favorites, so you can easily work out without going out.

BowFlex Max Trainer - Best Gear for a Home Gym

Bowflex Max Trainer M7

Bad knees? Get your cardio in on this machine. It has 11 preset programs and 20 resistance levels to fit your wants and needs as you build strength. Plus, the trainer learns about your workout habits and sets new targets, so you never outgrow its usefulness. Available at Bowflex, $2,200.

NordicTrack Incline Trainer - Best Gear for a Home Gym

NordicTrack X22i Incline Trainer

Though most treadmills can be put on an incline, this one goes up to a 40 percent incline — and down to a 6 percent decline. Translation: You have a ton of flexibility. The touch display allows you to choose from running routes all over the world, so on a Tuesday night in your house, you could be running down the streets of Italy or on a beach in France. Available at NordicTrack, $2,999.

CorePump - Best Gear for a Home Gym

CorePump

Designed to take up very little space, this machine has 66 handle bar adjustments to help you perform the 20 recommended exercises and stretches. It’s a resistance-training device that doesn’t use any weight, so you don’t have to worry about dropping anything heavy. Bonus: It uses zero electricity. Available at CorePump, $1,499.

ProForm Indoor Bike - Best Gear for a Home Gym

Pro-Form 350 SPX Indoor Cycle

If spinning is more your speed, consider this indoor bike. The nonslip handle bars help you feel secure, and the pedals have toe cages to keep feet locked in for maximum efficiency. There’s a built-in water bottle holder too. Available at Target, $299.

Escape Fitness Deck - Best Gear for a Home Gym

Escape Fitness Deck

Use this bench to bench press, then lift up the back to create a seat for shoulder presses. You can also use it for weighted step-ups or incline push-ups. There’s a compartment for storage as well. Available at Amazon, $165.

TRX Home Gym - Best Gear for a Home Gym

TRX Home Gym

If you love TRX but don’t always love leaving home, attach the TRX Home Gym over a door or to an anchor point and you’ll be able to do more than 300 exercises. Six digital workouts are included. Available at TRX, $150.

CAP Dumbbell Set - Best Gear for a Home Gym

CAP Dumbbell Set

From 5 to 25 pounds, these rubber dumbbells (rack included) are perfect for an at-home workout. Since you won’t want the same weight for every exercise, it’s good to have options. Available at WorkoutHealthy, $398.

Champion Sports Medicine Balls - Best Gear for a Home Gym

Champion Sports Leather Medicine Balls

Add some weight to your squat or increase the difficulty of Russian twist ab work by holding one of these medicine balls. You can use them during most body weight exercises, swapping in a heavier ball as you grow stronger. Available at Amazon, $150.

Rep Fitness Kettlebells - Best Gear for a Home Gym

Rep Fitness Kettlebells

Whether you plan to do Russian or American swings, these bells are offered in 17 sizes, ranging from 4 to 106 pounds. Use them for Turkish getups too. Available at Rep Fitness, $19-$145.

Manduka Yoga Mat - Best Gear for a Home Gym

Manduka Eko Lite Mat

This yoga mat not only adds cushion underneath your feet (or back if you’re laying on it), but it’s also made of a grippy, eco-friendly material, so you won’t slip around and you’re being kind to the planet. Available at Manduka, $88-$92.

Resistance Bands - Best Gear for a Home Gym

Black Mountain Products Resistance Bands

Bicep curls, squats, and leg lifts are more effective with resistance bands. They take up very little space, are inexpensive, and can increase your calorie burn. Available at Black Mountain Products, $28.

Want to tone and tighten your arms and more? Download the best exercises for women over 50.

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