The 50 Best Pieces of Home Exercise Equipment

by Caitlin McCormack | Last Updated Feb. 24th, 2016

Working out at home can be a convenient way to get your daily exercise requirements in without the time and hassle it takes to get to the gym.

There are a number of choices when it comes to purchasing equipment for your home gym. There are cardio machines like treadmills and ellipticals, and strength training equipment such as dumbbells, resistance bands and kettlebells. Then there’s benches, home gyms and more — the choices are seemingly endless.

In no particular order, here are 50 of the home exercise equipment options that we consider safest, based on available features and average customer ratings and reviews.

This treadmill boasts a 2.2 horsepower drive system that comes complete with nine different workout programs and three levels of incline. It provides a running surface of 15.75 x 48.82 inches and folds when not in use.

Key features:

  • Suitable for those weighing up to 220 pounds
  • Large LCD display
  • Built-in smart phone/MP3 storage

Cost: *Est. $335.99

2. Iron Gym Total Body Fitness Kit

This home gym kit allows you to work out your entire upper body from the comfort of your home and features three different grip positions that allow you to hit your muscles from every angle.

Key features:

  • No screws required
  • Installs in just seconds
  • Suitable for standard-sized doors

Cost: *Est. $79.99

3. Perfect Fitness Ab Carver Pro

Effectively work your core from every angle with this ab roller system that features an ultra wide wheel that allows you to easily roll straight out, to the left and the right. It even comes with a foam kneepad to help provide cushioning and support while in use.

Key features:

  • Non-slip ergonomic grips
  • Bonus digital workout included
  • Suitable for all fitness levels

Cost: *Est. $33.85

4. Set Vinyl Coated Kettlebell ²K2KYZ

This set of kettlebells comes in varying weights suitable for all fitness levels and for performing a variety of exercises in the comfort of your home. The vinyl coating helps to reduce noise and damage to your flooring.

Key features:

  • Ergonomic handle
  • Durable cast iron construction
  • 1-year warranty

Cost: *Est. $145

5. TRX Suspension Trainer Basic Kit + Door Anchor

The TRX suspension training system offers a total body workout from the comfort of your home and easily installs almost anywhere in just minutes. It comes with a 35-page workout guide to help you get moving in no time.

Key features:

  • Includes two bonus workouts
  • Door anchor and storage bag included
  • 30-day guarantee

Cost: *Est. $189.95

6. Proform Endurance 520 E Elliptical Machine

Ideal for those looking for a low-impact cardio exercise, this elliptical machine comes complete with a 20 inch adjustable stride and 20 degree adjustable incline to help users find the perfect workout.

Key features:

  • Built-in device holder
  • Lifetime warranty on the frame
  • Suitable for those weighing up to 300 pounds

Cost: *Est. $599

7. Stamina 1690 Power Tower

This home workout device provides multiple fitness stations that allow the user to perform a number of different exercises such as pull ups, push ups, tricep dips, and more.

Key features:

  • Durable steel frame construction
  • Freestanding design
  • Suitable for those weighing up to 250 pounds

Cost: *Est. $79.99

8. Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym

Popular with home gym enthusiasts for years, this Bowflex machine offers a total body workout at an affordable price. This unit can provide resistance from 5-210 pounds and allows the user to perform over 30 different exercises.

Key features:

  • Folds for convenient storage
  • Suitable for those weighing up to 300 pounds
  • Bench included

Cost: *Est. $389.99

9. Perfect Fitness Crunch

This multipurpose piece of equipment allows the user to perform a number of different exercises including crunches, dips, and more all from the comfort of home. Its unique design helps to reduce strain on your head and neck.

Key features:

  • Suitable for all fitness levels
  • No moving parts to pinch you
  • Sample workout included

Cost: *Est. $27.44

10. Sole Fitness F80 Folding Treadmill

This treadmill features a unique design that reduces impact on joints by up to 40% versus running on asphalt, making it ideal for those with joint concerns. It boasts 3.5 CHP motor that provides speeds of 0.5-12 MPH at a 0-to-15% incline.

Key features:

  • Chest strap and heart rate monitor included
  • Integrated cooling fans
  • Built-in MP3-compatible sound system

Cost: *Est. $1,379.98

11. Weider Power Tower

This piece of home exercise equipment allows the user to perform a number of different exercises at varying stations around the tower for an effective total body workout. It features durable steel construction that’s designed for years of use.

Key features:

  • Padded hand grips for increased comfort
  • Cushioned arm rests
  • Suitable for those weighing up to 300 pounds

Cost: *Est. $134

12. WOSS AttacK Trainer

This piece of home exercise equipment has been constructed of military-grade webbing and rubber sleeve grips for added comfort and durability. It comes complete with a full body exercise workout sheet to help get you inspired and motivated.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Choice of colors
  • Lightweight, easily portable

Cost: *Est. $39.99

13. Wonder Core Smart Total Core Workout

This versatile piece of equipment provides the user with a complete body workout with eight different exercises. Thanks to its dual resistance springs, muscles are worked throughout the entire range of motion for maximum results.

Key features:

  • Suitable for all fitness levels
  • Folds flat for convenient storage
  • Anti-slip mat and workout DVD included

Cost: *Est. $119.99

14. Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse

This exercise bike features an adjustable eight level magnetic tension control system that makes it ideal for those of varying fitness levels and boasts a large seat cushion that is comfortable for riders of any size. It’s ideal for those from 5’3”-6’1” in height.

Key features:

  • Folds for convenient storage
  • Suitable for those weighing up to 300 pounds
  • Transportation wheels included

Cost: *Est. $149

15. Sole Fitness E35 Elliptical Machine

Get in a challenging workout at home without straining your joints with this elliptical machine. It features adjustable pedals, stride, and incline to provide all fitness levels with a workout of varying challenges.

Key features:

  • Backlit LCD console
  • Includes heart rate monitor
  • Suitable for those weighing up to 375 pounds

Cost: *Est. $1,179.98

Hula hooping is growing in popularity as a fun and excellent way to work out your core, and this hoop allows you to do just that nearly anywhere. It’s padded for increased comfort and weighs 3.1 pounds.

Key features:

  • Workout DVD included
  • Suitable for those weighing 100-160 pounds
  • Easy to assemble and disassemble

Cost: *Est. $32.68

17. WOSS 3000 Equalizer Trainer

This home training system features a number of different anchors and straps to help provide you with a complete body workout nearly anywhere. It includes a sheet with various exercises to help get you started working out in no time at all.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Storage bag included
  • Lightweight, easily portable

Cost: *Est. $37.49

18. Weider Ultimate Body Works

This machine features an adjustable incline that provides various levels of resistance, making it suitable for use by those of all fitness levels. Perform a number of different push- and pull-based exercises with this pulley system.

Key features:

  • Folds for convenient storage
  • 90-day warranty
  • Can add additional resistance

Cost: *Est. $122.34

This versatile resistance band set provides the user with a complete body workout with various different exercises and thanks to its design, muscles are worked throughout the entire range of motion for maximum results.

Key features:

  • Varying resistance levels
  • Includes various handles and ankle straps
  • Storage bag and exercise wall chart included

Cost: *Est. $41.97

20. Merax 1100W Folding Electric Treadmill

This powerful treadmill features 12 different pre-built workouts to help challenge those of all fitness levels to an effective workout. It boasts a spacious 16×48 inch running surface with three incline positions.

Key features:

  • Integrated device holder
  • LCD display
  • Suitable for use by those weighing up to 250 pounds

Cost: *Est. $349.99

This ab training system helps to effectively and safely work your core while also increasing your flexibility and upper body strength. Free shipping is included and it comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Key features:

  • Training guide included
  • Lightweight, portable design
  • Ergonomic foam handles

Cost: *Est. $39.90

22. Stamina InMotion Compact Strider

This compact machine is ideal for those of varying fitness levels and provides a low-impact, elliptical-style workout with varying levels of tensions to suit all exercisers.

Key features:

  • Convenient carrying handle
  • Non-slip pedals
  • Batteries included

Cost: *Est. $99

23. WOSS Titan

Available in a choice of colors to suit any fitness enthusiast, this workout set comes complete with various straps, anchors, and handles that allow users to complete an unlimited number of exercises for a challenging and effective total body workout.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Storage bag included
  • Lightweight, easily portable

Cost: *Est. $59.99

24. UPGRADED Suspension Trainer Straps Home Gym Workout

This workout set comes complete with various straps and anchors that allow users to complete an unlimited number of exercises at home or on the go for a complete total body workout.

Key features:

  • Storage bag included
  • Workout guide included
  • Quick and easy setup

Cost: *Est. $35.99

25. Bodyblade® Exerciser

With over 30 different exercises to complete, this home training system provides users with a resistance-based workout that challenges every muscle in the body. All it takes is just 15 minutes a day to see results.

Key features:

  • Lightweight, portable design
  • Training DVD included
  • Exercise wall chart included

Cost: *Est. $99

26. Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike with Pulse

This recumbent exercise bike is ideal for those with joint issues as a low-impact way to get in a challenging cardio workout from the comfort of your home. Choose from eight levels of magnetic-based resistance to provide yourself with a challenging ride.

Key features:

  • Easy-to-read LCD display
  • 3-year warranty
  • Suitable for use by those weighing up to 300 pounds

Cost: *Est. $169

27. Perfect Basic Pullup

The Perfect Pullup is completely adjustable for any fitness level so that anyone (yes, anyone!) can do a pullup. It is easy to install in nearly any doorway measuring from 27-36 inches wide while still keeping the door usable.

Key features:

  • Can also perform rows
  • Workout poster included
  • Choose from three positions

Cost: *Est. $19.99

28. ProForm 520 ZN Treadmill

This treadmill boasts a powerful 2.5 CHP Mach Z motor and an adjustable incline up to 10%. Thanks to ProShox cushioning it is easy on the joints, and the built-in iPod port ensures you’re always connected.

Key features:

  • Space-saving design
  • Lifetime warranty on the frame
  • Suitable for use by those weighing up to 300 pounds

Cost: *Est. $660.38

29. AB-WOW Ab Roller plus Bonuses

This ab rolling system comes complete with an ab rolling wheel and exercise bands to provide increased resistance for a more challenging workout once you master the move. It also includes a storage bag and workout guide and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Key features:

  • Wheels provide whisper quiet operation
  • Durable steel bar construction
  • Mat included to protect and support your knees

Cost: *Est. $39.28

30. Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair)

This adjustable dumbbell set provides the resistance of up to 15 sets of dumbbells in one compact and convenient package. They adjust in 2.5-pound increments (for the first 25 pounds) to help you find just the right weight for your fitness level.

Key features:

  • Unique, space-saving design
  • Easy-to-use dial adjustment system
  • 2-year warranty

Cost: *Est. $299

31. Marcy Diamond Olympic Bench

This multifunctional bench set comes complete with adjustable barbell crutches,so you can perform a number of different exercises and even use it as a squat and lunge rack.

Key features:

  • Provides a total body workout
  • Heavy duty steel construction
  • Contoured foam roller pads

Cost: *Est. $179

32. Competitor CB 729 Olympic Weight Bench

This weight bench boasts five adjustable back positions that allow the user to perform a number of different workout moves from the comfort of their home. It is suitable for use with Olympic size weight plates and can support up to 600 pounds.

Key features:

  • Durable steel construction
  • Contoured foam roller pads
  • 2-year warranty

Cost: *Est. $145.49

This workout bar can provide up to 34 pounds of resistance and is fully adjustable to suit any fitness level. It’s even gentle enough to provide rehabilitative support and a workout for seniors.

Key features:

  • Lightweight, portable design
  • Results in just 15 minutes a day
  • Includes carrying case, nutrition booklet, and exercise booklet

Cost: *Est. $29.97

34. ProForm Boston Marathon Treadmill

This professional-grade treadmill offers an excellent way to get an effective cardio workout at home and features built-in workouts from the famed Boston Marathon race course. It boasts an integrated iPod port and provides an adjustable incline/decline of -6%-20%.

Key features:

  • Lifetime warranty on frame and motor
  • Full color touch screen
  • Suitable for use by those weighing up to 350 pounds

Cost: *Est. $1,999

This indoor exercise bike allows you to hit the pedals anywhere in your home and features fully adjustable handlebars and seat to find the most comfortable riding position. You can also adjust the resistance to customize the challenge of your workout.

Key features:

  • Suitable for use by those weighing up to 275 pounds
  • Smooth chain drive mechanism
  • Heavy duty steel frame

Cost: *Est. $265.99

36. Power Block Adjustable SpeedBlock Dumbbell

This adjustable dumbbell set replaces multiple sets of traditional dumbbells to provide a unique space-saving design that still gives the user a highly effective at-home workout.

Key features:

  • Adjusts in 3-pound increments
  • Padded handle offers wrist protection
  • 10-year warranty

Cost: *Est. $139.99

37. Bowflex Blaze Home Gym

This popular home gym system allows fitness enthusiasts to perform more than 60 different exercises at home for a complete full-body workout. Target all your muscles with 210 pounds of adjustable Power Rod Technology resistance.

Key features:

  • Can upgrade weights to 310 or 410 pounds
  • Folds for convenient storage
  • Includes leg extension attachment

Cost: *Est. $799

38. Marcy Diamond Elite Smith Cage with Linear Bearings

This home gym set offers a complete workout system to target every muscle in your body for a complete workout. Sealed linear bearings provide smooth movement and an independent motion system on all pulleys allow for precision execution.

Key features:

  • Pads included for increased comfort
  • Non-slip foot brace included
  • 2-year warranty

Cost: *Est. $999.99

39. ProGear 275 Tower Fitness Station with Extended Capacity Power

This fitness tower allows you to work out your entire body with a number of different bodyweight exercise movements and features rotating handles that allow the user to perform pull ups.

Key features:

  • Suitable for use by those weighing up to 275 pounds
  • Angled cushions provide additional support
  • Reinforced tubular steel frame

Cost: *Est. $159.99

40. Phoenix 99226 Power Pro Olympic Bench

This professional quality Olympic weight bench features three adjustable bench positions that allow you to perform a number of different exercises at multiple angles for an effective total body workout.

Key features:

  • Built-in squat rack
  • Heavy duty steel frame
  • Includes leg lift, lat tower, and preacher curl attachments

Cost: *Est. $238.30

41. Pull Up Bar Core Unit by Gorilla Gym

This pull up bar system offers a safe and sturdy way to perform workouts in nearly any doorway of your home. It features a plug-and-play system that allows you to attach other pieces to perform a variety of movements.

Key features:

  • Quick and easy installation
  • Lightweight, portable design
  • ASTM safety certified for up use by those weighing up to 300 lbs

Cost: *Est. $79.95

This tower system provides a number of different stations that allow the user to perform a variety of exercises for a complete upper body and core workout at home.

Key features:

  • Padded grips for increased comfort
  • Sturdy support base
  • 90-day warranty

Cost: *Est. $87.58

43. WOSS Hurricane Pulley Trainer

This home pulley system provides continual tension to your muscles throughout the full range of motion, providing noticeable results in less time. It easily sets up in minutes and includes a workout sheet to provide guidance on a complete body workout.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Storage bag included
  • Lightweight, easily portable

Cost: *Est. $49.99

44. TRX PRO Suspension Training Kit

The TRX suspension training system offers a total body workout from the comfort of your home and easily installs almost anywhere in just minutes. Movements can be adjusted to provide varying levels of difficulty.

Key features:

  • Suitable for all fitness levels
  • Easy to clean rubber handles
  • Suitable for use by those weighing up to 300 pounds

Cost: *Est. $249.95

45. FitDesk Under Desk Elliptical Trainer

Now you can get an effective workout while at the office or under your desk at home with this compact machine that boasts a pedal height rotation of just 8-inches. Choose from eight levels of resistance to get just the right challenge.

Key features:

  • Whisper quiet operation
  • Built-in wheels for easy portability
  • Built-in foot massager

Cost: *Est. $169

The Xbar home training system allows the user to perform over 100 different exercises for a total body workout targeting any muscle. It is suitable for all fitness levels and offers a low impact way to work your muscles throughout the entire range of motion.

Key features:

  • Available with or without bands
  • Lightweight, portable design
  • 30-day money back guarantee

Cost: *Est. $149.95

47. CFF Adjustable Russian Kettlebell Weights

This adjustable kettlebell provides up to 40 pounds of resistance in one compact package, replacing seven traditional kettlebells in one unit. Quickly adjust the resistance from 10-40 pounds to perform a variety of movements.

Key features:

  • Workout DVD included
  • Suitable for all fitness levels
  • Durable steel and plastic construction

Cost: *Est. $147.39

48. Soozier 1100W Portable Motorized Folding Treadmill with LCD Display

This treadmill features a lightweight, space-saving design that makes it easily portable and convenient to store. Choose from 12 different built-in workout programs for an effective cardio workout at home.

Key features:

  • Emergency stop button
  • Easy to read LCD display
  • Low power consumption

Cost: *Est. $259.29

49. MagneTrainer-ER Mini Exercise Bike Arm and Leg Exerciser

This compact machine allows you to work out your legs or arms from the comfort of home or the office. It boasts commercial grade construction with a durable and sturdy steel frame. It provides up to twice the resistance of other similar units for a challenging workout.

Key features:

  • Adjustable straps on pedals
  • Batteries included
  • 1-year warranty

Cost: *Est. $159

50. Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine with PM5

Not only does rowing provide a challenging cardio workout, it also provides full-body resistance training as well. This low-impact machine features a Flywheel design that helps to reduce noise, so you can row any time of day without disturbing your family.

Key features:

  • Performance monitor included
  • Choice of colors
  • Suitable for use by those weighing up to 500 pounds

Cost: *Est. $900

 
 
   
 
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