Shopping Cart

No products in the cart.

Make your own home gym – equipment you need

Get fit and toned at home and make your own home gym with items around the house! You don’t need fancy equipment to break a sweat, activate your muscles and increase your fitness.

When you know where to look, your house is full of free fitness equipment!! Or if you want to buy some things we have the 7 things to make your own home gym from scratch.

Make your own home gym
Photo by Mikhail Nilov from Pexels

Make your own home gym with stuff you already have

1. No Hand Weights? Use tins!

Anything can be used as a weight! You could use shopping bags, old 3L milk cartons filled with milk, your kids or even tins of tomatoes. Use them to do bicep curls, shoulder press or tricep pullbacks for toned arms. Get the kids involved too!

2. Tea towels for more than drying dishes

Use a tea towel to create sliding motions along the floor -perfect for lower body and core workouts! You can target specific areas such as your inner thighs in a fun way! Make sure you keep all your movement controlled.

3. Do a chair workout

A chair can be used for a variety of exercises including step-ups, tricep dips and push-ups. Just make sure it’s solid and safe. A couch is another brilliant spot to use, perfect for hip thrusts or incline push-ups.

Photo by Porapak Apichodilok from Pexels

4. Utilise Steps around the house

You don’t need a fancy step machine, you can use your own staircase or your steps outside. This is great for cardio, full-body or to target your glutes.

5. Use a scarf as an exercise band!

If you don’t have a resistance band we have you covered, a scarf will enable you to actively engage your glutes making your workout more effective so you’ll burn more calories! Tie it around the top of your knee’s or just under and push your legs out while engaging your core!

Make your own home gym with some basics you buy

make your own home gym
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels

If you want to make your own home gym but want to invest in some equipment here are the top X things you’ll need to start with.

To help you if you’re on a budget you can always find used equipment in local buy, swap, sell groups or similar.

1. Yoga mat

Getting a yoga mat will not only be helpful for your cardio workout if you want to include some yoga into your exercise plan but also for your recovery, warm-up and cool down.

2. Skipping rope

What a fun and cheap way to get some cardio in, jumping rope isn’t just for kids.

If you want to increase the workout you can find weighted skipping ropes that will give some resistance and help you workout.

3. Dumbell set

You can often find these are local department stores or even for sale in your local buy, swap, sell group on Facebook.

Start with the basic set and as you build your muscles you’ll need higher weights so will need to upgrade, but you can just sell your old set.

Ed showcasing banded leg raises

4. Resistance bands

These can be found in most sports stores or department stores and work well to include in your cardio workout.

5. Kettlebells

Just like a dumbbell set you can find used kettlebells if you’re on a budget.

You’ll likely outgrow the weight sizes you buy initially but you can continue to upgrade and either grow your collection or sell the ones you no longer need.

6. Foam roller

Perfect for that recovery time to help you roll out any tightness you may feel in your muscles to help stretch them out and help prevent soreness.

7. Bench

A bench is a versatile addition when you want to make your own home gym, not only can it be used as part of your workouts like to do dips or lunges but you can also use it for your weights workouts as well.

Get healthy with the help of The Healthy Man Meal Replacement

It’s the perfect low-calorie meal replacement for busy blokes wanting to boost weight loss and improve overall health. It’s full of whey and soy protein which means it’ll leave you feeling full and satisfied and keep you going till your next meal.

If you want to shift some kilo’s, look no further than The Healthy Man’s Meal Replacement!

The Healthy Man Meal Replacement Shake is available in Chocolate and Vanilla and will:-

  • Enhance fat-burning ability
  • Improve gut health
  • Reduce beer belly
  • Increase stamina
  • Increase muscle strength
  • Increase energy, vitality and overall health

Get your tub of the Healthy Man Meal Replacement here

Or you could use The Healthy Man Super Greens Powder TODAY!

The Healthy Man Super Greens packs a massive nutritional punch containing over 37 real food and quality superfood ingredients including:

  • Spirulina
  • Flaxseed
  • Pea Protein
  • Organic Barley Grass
  • Chlorella
  • Chia
  • Goji Berry
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Mushroom  Powder
  • And much more

With all these amazing ingredients coming together in a simple powder form The Health Man Super Greens Powder will help you boost your immune system with a huge dose of Vitamin C and give you a shot of iron to boost your energy. It’s also a proudly Australian owned supplement that is vegan-friendly and GMO-free.

The perfect addition to your Healthy Man Meal Replacement or just mix it with water cause it tastes that good.

Grab your own packet of Healthy Man Super Greens Powder and get the goodness into your diet today!

Be part of our friendly and supportive community

Daily Healthy Recipe Newsletter

Delicious recipe ideas plus fitness tips and support, delivered to your inbox.