There are so many different pieces of home gym equipment out there and if you are just getting set up it can be overwhelming trying to decide what to get. There are a number of different factors you’ll need to consider when choosing what equipment to buy for your home gym, including how much space you have, your level of fitness and personal exercise preferences and goals.

Gym equipment doesn’t come cheap and you want to make sure that you choose pieces that will give you the best possible results and provide a versatile, full body workout. We’ve made it easier for you to decide with our five recommendations for the best home gym pieces.

  1. 1.Multi Gym

This must-have piece of gym equipment lets you work your whole body in a variety of different ways. Great for strength training and maximum space efficiency, a multi gym should be at the top of your home gym shopping list. You can find an excellent range of multi gym options to suit all budgets and levels of fitness here.

  1. 2.Rower

Rowing machines are fantastic for home use. They take up relatively little space and offer a full cardiovascular workout as well as improving upper and lower body strength. Unlike many other forms of cardiovascular exercise like running and cycling, rowing works your whole body including your legs, your core and your upper body and back. Find out more about our rowing machines here.

  1. 3.Flat/incline/decline Bench

A good quality adjustable weight bench should be the cornerstone of your home gym. Adjustable weight benches are more versatile than traditional benches and when coupled with a weight rack they can help you meet all your strength training goals safely and effectively. Ideal for home use, adjustable benches are more mobile than traditional weight benches, and are usually easier to store. Check out the different types of adjustable weight benches to find the one that’s right for you.

  1. 4.Smith Machine/Power Racks

When you’re working out at home, you need to be aware of safety. Lifting weights alone without a spotter can be dangerous and a weight rack can help you stay safe by catching the weight if something goes wrong. As well as helping you work out safely, a weight rack is versatile and will enable you to do a number of strength exercises that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to. There are plenty of different weight rack options out there to suit different budgets and levels of fitness.

  1. 5.Free Weights

A good quality set of free weights is the staple of any home gym. With your own weights you can do a huge range of different exercises and work every muscle in your body. Free weights come in all manner of different shapes and sizes to suit your exercise goals and fitness levels.

Getting these five essential pieces for your home gym will get you off to a great start and help you reach your fitness goals safely and effectively without even having to leave the house.