Seven Pieces of Home Gym Equipment for Your Tiny Apartment
Get your workout in without compromising space.
Taking a workout class or visiting the gym are all great ways to stay in shape, but sometimes the idea of working out without leaving your house is even better. While the idea may sound great, small apartments and lack of storage can make this dream a challenge.
We can’t make your apartment bigger, but there is a variety of home gym equipment that is small enough to fit in your tiny Boston apartment, and not take up too much space. From resistance bands to a miniature Stairmaster, this list can help you sweat without ever leaving the house—or spending more than $50.
For less than $10, core sliders are an easy and inexpensive way to get a workout in. These sliders can be used on carpet or hardwood flooring and provide a low-impact way to work not only your core, but your whole body. With these sliders, you also get a free workout e-book to help you get started.
A basic workout bench is an essential for any home workout. It provides a space for arm, ab, and leg exercises using dumbbells or just your body weight. This workout bench is easy to assemble and weighs only 24 pounds, making it easy to move around your apartment.
This dumbbell set comes with three, five, and eight pound weights, plus a stand for easy storage. If you’re too intimated to step foot in the weight room at first, these weights are a great way to work on your form and routine, in the comfort of your own home.
If you’re sick of sit-ups, try this ab roller. It’s a great tool to have lying around, especially because it can be done while you’re doing something mindless, such as watching TV. This ab roller also comes with a knee pad for added comfort, a nutrition e-book, and an ab workout e-book.
Kettlebells are a great alternative to weights, and their handle makes them easier to use for leg exercises. This one is made out of long-lasting cast iron. If you’re not sure how to get started with kettlebells, try out this full-body circuit.
With no assembly required, this pull-up bar hooks into your doorframe for a hassle-free way to build up your upper body and ab strength. This bar is six inches higher than traditional ones, making it good option for taller people. It’s also completely foldable and can be easily stored in your closet.
Get in your cardio, and resistance training, with this dual machine. The stepper is good for those looking for a low-impact workout and also comes with a monitor to keep track of the time and your steps. At only 16 inches long and 12 inches wide, it’s easy to keep in the corner of a room when it’s not being used.