Treadmills, weight racks, and row machines are all mainstays at the gym, but the best home exercise equipment is often small, inexpensive, and straightforward to use. Let’s be real, being active can be a huge mood boost when you’re cooped up all day, but keeping up a daily workout routine with limited space and gear is hard. And if you’ve ever tried to replicate a Barry’s Bootcamp class in your living room, you’ll know that weight lifting soup cans and water bottles just isn’t going to cut it.
Unless you workout for a living, knowing your kettlebells from your dumbbells can feel foreign—so we did the (ahem) legwork for you and reached out to four professional trainers to find out what home workout essentials they swear by.
From Bosu balls to resistance bands, their picks hit on five types of popular workouts—balance, flexibility, cardio, resistance, and bodyweight training—that you can use now and once you reinstate your gym membership. So download a kickass Spotify playlist, slip into some bike shorts, and get ready to upgrade your bedroom-slash-workout-studio with the best home exercise equipment.
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