Create an affordable home gym


I live in an apartment. We have a small gym in our complex, but it’s by no means state-of-the-art. Plus if there are other people in there you have to wait until they are done. I like to work out at home, but I’m also a broke 20-something so my apartment gym isn’t state-of-the-art either. It works though!

I’ve lost 20 pounds since we got engaged and most of that has been from working out at home. I alternate between work out videos, YouTube videos and Pinterest workouts.

Here’s what I use in my home gym:

Resistance bands: I like to have a variety of bands based on the exercise I’m doing, but one is totally fine too. Anything is better than nothing.

Weights in various sizes: I use a set of 3 pounds and 8 pounds. I also have a 15 pound for tricep extensions. Weights are great, but if you’re just starting out you can totally use heavy cans from your pantry.

Exercise ball: These are good for all kinds of exercises, and are pretty inexpensive. You can find them in the $9-12 range.

Ankle weights: I wear these when doing cardio videos or just walking around the house to burn a few extra calories.

I’ve included links to Amazon, but if you have a Sports Authority near you, go now! They are closing and having major sales. I bought three pairs of running shorts for $11 each over the weekend. Everything in the store was 40-60 percent off including the clothing racks and mannequins.

Do you work out at home? What exercise equipment do you have to have?

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Hey! I’m Helen.

Hey! I’m Helen.

Llife and style blogger. Diet Coke addict. Fluent in emojis. Online shopaholic.

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