Best Gym Equipment Essentials

According to the CDC, and top immunologists in the country, gyms are the most common place where people are exposed to COVID-19. Many gyms are now closed. Others have been severely limited in their capacity and others have adopted new business models to limit the spread of the virus. Some people are not able to get back into a routine of exercise in public spaces because the risk is too high.

If you are looking for ways to exercise regularly and keep your fitness goals on track, there are many options. Perhaps the easiest and most obvious option is to get out in the great outdoors and explore your favorite parks and hiking trails. If you live in a large city or are still concerned about the possibility of running into other people while running, hiking, or doing any other activity, this might not be the best choice. If you have some spending money and a place in your home, it is possible to turn your room into a fully-equipped fitness center. You just need to pick up the equipment on the following list of best home ntaifitness gym equipment.

Not everyone feels comfortable going out and running down the street. This is due to limitations such as geography, air quality, and others. Cardio can be more difficult to do while at home. It’s possible, provided you are willing to invest in stationary equipment. This section will help you improve your stamina and heart health.

Everlast Adjustable Speed Rope

You don’t need a lot of space or money to get a great cardio workout. A jump rope is all you need. Even better, using a jumprope to exercise can improve your hand-eye coordination as well as agility. This particular model is from Everlast boxing, has an adjustable design, and removable weights to make it even more challenging.

Nautilus T618 Treadmill

For ardent runners, the best way to get moving is by getting on the road. A treadmill can be a great alternative when this is not possible. The Nautilus treadmill is all you would expect from the brand, with features such as adjustable speed and incline. However, it also has some smart features, like Bluetooth connectivity and compatibility to the brand’s trainer app. It can be used to compete against real-life runners.

NordicTrack FreeStride

Running can cause damage to your knees and other joints. NordicTrack ellipticals are a great option if you want a gentler cardio workout. It not only has all the features that you could want, but also integrates with the brand’s interactive personal trainer program. The touchscreen is 7 inches wide and allows for easy control of your workouts.

Hydrow Rower

Although rowing is primarily cardio, it can also be used to build muscle. Few devices are as good at replicating such exercises in your own home as the Hydrow. This piece of equipment is a great cardio tool and can be used to enhance your workouts, just like all of the cardio gear we have reviewed. You can also join live classes and purchase a selection of optional accessories, such as a heart rate monitor or other equipment. This rower is unlike other rowers. It’s high-tech but also compact, making it ideal for smaller apartments.

Peloton Bike+

Peloton’s interactive home-based cycling workouts took the world by storm a few years back. They’ve now taken the next step in the evolution of their excellent suite of offerings with the appropriately-named Bike+. This offers all the original’s but adds a rotating screen, a lot of new workout types and classes. It’s not just a home-based cycling class, but a complete-body fitness machine. It’s an expensive investment, and you will have to pay for both the hardware and the classes. However, the company’s loyal fan base is very vocal about their satisfaction.

HIIT, short for High Intensity Interval Training, comes in many forms. Some are branded by large-name companies while others are not. This type of workout can have a huge impact on your overall health, strength, endurance, and longevity. Keep in mind that this workout is called “intensity”. Be prepared to push yourself past your limits and continue on.

Rogue Kettlebells

A set of kettlebells is the best choice for weight training. They can be used in more traditional workouts, such as weightlifting, but they can also be used to incorporate into circuit-based exercises like HIIT. Although you will need some storage space if you purchase the complete set, the versatility of these weights outweighs that.

RBX Slam Ball

You may want to avoid using a slamball if you don’t have an outdoor or garage area. They can damage your floors. These heavy-weighted balls can be used for HIIT exercises. The rubber treaded exterior of this particular product, which comes in a choice of 8 or 10 pounds, provides stability and durability, as well as good grip. Do us a favor and look for quieter gear if you live above another person. It won’t make them feel like you’re having backyard wrestling in their living room.

miR Air Flow Weighted Vest

The easiest way to increase resistance is to do more workouts. It can be a problem if your workouts are not weight-based. The miR Air Flow Weighted vest is a great solution. This vest can be worn over your shoulders to increase your weight and make your job more difficult. Even better, the vest can be machine washed, even after all weights have been removed. This means you won’t need to worry about bacteria and foul odors.


TRX is a well-known brand for HIIT training that’s used by top athletes and trainers around the globe. They offer a range of professional-level packages. However, they also have a TRX HOME2 system that allows you to do TRX workouts at home without having to leave your home. The best part is that the entire package includes a year of guided app-based workouts.

Assault Air Bike

Circuit training is a hallmark of HIIT, and it often means that you don’t take breaks. Instead, between sets, you can hop on another machine, or do another workout to fill in the gap. An air bike is one of the most common gear for circuit training. This Assault Air Bike can be seen here. It’s also trusted by professional gyms all over the world. Although it’s not as sophisticated as a Peloton or a bike, it can give you the best workout of your life. It also comes with built-in motivational programs if you need some guidance.


Working out does not have to be limited to running fast or lifting weights. Stretching and recovery are important parts of your fitness program and can make or break it. We recommend that you incorporate some type of recovery work into all your workouts, and maybe even dedicate a whole day to it. The following gear can help with this endeavor.

Gaiam Yoga Block

No one starts out as a contortionist even if they are naturally flexible. It’s okay to use aids for your yoga and/or stretching exercises. You can even use some of these “aids”, such as yoga blocks, to push yourself further if you are more flexible and better-versed. This yoga block is extremely lightweight, strong enough to hold your entire body weight, and very affordable. Yoga blocks are a great way to get started with yoga and stretching.

Brazyn Morph Bravo Foam Roller

Foam Rollers can be used to relieve muscle soreness. You can use them to loosen knots. They can be difficult to store and take up much space. Brazyn Morph Bravo works just as well as standard foam rollers but can be collapsed flat for more storage. You can even store it in larger gym bags. For deeper tissue relief, you can choose from the standard edition or one with lugs.

lululemon (Big) Mat

Apart from your body, a yoga mat is the most essential piece of gear you need for your yoga workouts. Despite this, not all yoga mats can be considered equal. Although $88 may seem high for a yoga mat but it was designed by experts. It features a dual-sided design (one side for more grip and the other less), increased exercise area, a durable top layer of polyurethane, antimicrobial properties, as well as a larger footprint. This mat is not a yoga mat. It’s a yoga masterpiece.

Theragun PRO

The Theragun, which offers percussive deep-tissue muscle therapy in the comfort of your own home, has taken the world by storm a few years ago. This device is cheaper than a massage and will work just as well. The included app allows you to change the speed from 1750 to 2400 PPMs. It can be programmed based on your preferences or behaviors.

NormaTec Pulse Pro2.0 Full Body Recovery System

The NormaTec Pulse Pro2.0 Full Body Recovery System is a great choice if money is not an issue and you are looking to spend on the best recovery gear. This seven-piece kit, which is also used by professional athletes and teams of professionals, features fully customizable programming, three built-in modes and an easy-to use touchscreen display, Bluetooth communication, as well as fully-customizable programming. This might not be a wise investment unless you are wealthy or a fitness enthusiast.


You don’t have to do the typical exercise every day. You can also develop other talents while working out. Skill-based exercise, such as the ones athletes do, can help you get your blood pumping and improve your cognitive abilities by further developing your hand-eye coordination. This section contains gear that has exactly this purpose.

SKLZ Agility Ledder

There are many ways to improve your footwork. You’ll need to do the same thing as top-level NFL players if you want agility. SKLZ agility ladder is a great way to start. It is simple, inexpensive, and extremely effective in building coordination, stamina and agility. It’s also adjustable, so once you have mastered one layout you can change it to make your workouts more challenging, easier or more interesting.

dribbleup Smart Soccer ball

A soccer ball is another common piece of gear that can help you improve your agility and hand-eye coordination. A dribbleup Smart Soccer Ball is a great way to keep track of your performance and create an actionable plan to improve your overall fitness and ability. The smart kickable tech is equipped with sensors that can detect everything from your speed and accuracy to your speed. You can even pair it with classes to have guided workouts. The brand also offers smart basketballs and medicine ball with similar features if you don’t like soccer.

Indo Board Balance Trainer

Surfing is not always easy, especially if you aren’t able to travel far enough to enjoy the winter water. This balance trainer will help you improve your balance, core strength, coordination, and core strength. This Indo board, which you can see above, is the original balance trainer. It has been used by extreme athletes and surfers for many years. You know the saying, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”


You may have played Dance Dance Revolution as a child in the early 2000s. Liteboxer, which is a similar game, requires you to punch instead of dancing. Liteboxer, whether you love it or not, is an example of the coordination required to excel at DDR. This challenging device uses a combination rhythms and lights to gamify your boxing workouts. It helps improve your overall coordination, health and hand-eye coordination. It also has onboard training and wireless connectivity.

Full Swing Golf Simulator

Some might argue that golf isn’t really an exercise. You can still burn calories if you swing your club enough. COVID remains a serious risk so it might be difficult to get out on the links. We have good news for golf enthusiasts: if you have the budget and space, there is still hope in Full Swing Golf Simulator. The state-of the-art simulators can give you an experience that is comparable to traveling to the top golf courses in the world. However, you can do it all from the comfort of your home. It’s also a great game to play with your friends.


Weightlifting is considered the most important exercise. Although it isn’t the most popular, strength training can still be a huge benefit for your overall fitness. Muscle burns fat, as they say. Your metabolism will be higher if you have more muscle. Muscles require more energy to sustain. While we recommend that you incorporate other types of exercise into your workouts as well, if weightlifting is your main concern, we recommend reading the following section when setting up your home gym.

Gorilla Bow

It turns out that you don’t have to own a whole collection of dumbells or plates in order to do a great weightlifting workout at home. The Gorilla Bow is smaller than the plates and dumbells, but it offers the same benefits or even more when you consider the exponential rise in resistance to band-based lifting. It’s versatile enough to be used in a gym. When you’re done with it, you can store it in a closet or under a bed.

BowFlex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbells

We have already mentioned that standard-sized, full-sized weights can take up too much space. Instead of wasting valuable floor space, consider investing in space-saving products like the BowFlex adjustable dumbells. These dumbells can be adjusted in just a few steps and only takes a few seconds. You can also just put them back in the base when you are done.

PRX Performance Profile Rack V2

Squatting is one of the most difficult exercises to do without a rack. You don’t have to have a power rack at home to overcome this problem. PRX Performance’s Profile Rack V2 bolts to your wall, takes up less space than a standard rack, and still offers all of its features. This piece of exercise equipment is great for squats and has a pull-up bar that allows you to do more.

Rogue Fitness Warrior Bumper Plate & Bar Set

Traditionalists will love an old-fashioned bumper plate and bar set like this one from Rogue Fitness. This set is ideal for powerlifters and includes a 190,000. PSI steel bar with dual-knurling for better grip and ten different bumper plates ranging in weight from 10-45lbs to eight steel plates ranging from 2.5-45lbs to eight. You can add a bench and squat stand for an additional charge.

Tonal Home Gym

Tonal is the right choice for you if you are constrained on space and still want the best in fitness innovation. Tonal is a remarkable fitness machine that has taken the world by storm. It offers weightlifting via cable that is comparable to a full-gym. It also uses built-in high-tech to track your workouts, push you to the next level, and comes with a subscription for the brand’s classes. You only need an internet connection to access them. Additionally, you can use it as free weights for those who prefer to train on their own schedules. There is nothing quite like the Tonal right now.

Bill Rose

I love writing about health and lifestyle as it's my job to protect people from harmful things!

Back to top