Health & Beauty

Home Gym Equipment Under $200

We know that in the next couple of days you’re going to start dominating your New Year’s Resolutions. As Americans, our number one collective resolution is almost always to lose weight.

Losing weight requires a good diet plus exercise. While we’re all about exercising without the gym, we know that getting outdoors this time of year is beyond difficult in many regions of the country. We also don’t want you to shell out a ton of money for a gym membership. (They usually come with shady terms.)

A strong alternative is building your own home gym. We’ve found some great equipment options from Dick’s Sporting Goods for under $200. Most of them are well under $200, but even if you bought two pieces at the tippy top of that price range, your cost per month for the first year would only be $33.33, which is cheaper than a lot of gym memberships, anyways. When you account for the fact that you’ll be using your equipment past month twelve, your savings becomes even more dramatic.

Note that you should always check with your doctor before starting any exercise regimen.

Cardio

Want to burn fat? You’re going to want to look at a challenging cardio workout. These are exercises that will get your heart pumping and your body sweating. Cardio equipment just happens to qualify for free shipping at Dick’s, too, through January 28.

Marcy Foldable Upright Bike

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A great way to burn some calories is through biking. The Marcy Foldable Upright Bike allows you to do that without taking up too much room in your house. It’s compact and even has wheels to help you move it into place when you’re ready to start spinning.

It also comes with a digital display that will help you monitor your progress via time, calories burned, distance and current speed.

Current price is $179.99.

Weslo Flex 3.0 Rower

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We love rowing because it gives you that cardio workout while still engaging your upper body. Weslo has also made its product compact, foldable and easy to move around. The display will measure your stats, and the floor stabilizers will ensure that the machine stays on the floor keeping you safe during your workout.

Current price is $149.99.

Stamina Avari Compact Elliptical Trainer

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An elliptical is a fantastic way to get some cardio in. Stamina’s model doesn’t fold, but it is ridiculously compact so storage shouldn’t be an issue at all. The pedals have grip so you don’t slip, and the display measures your time, calories burned, distance and strides.

Current price is $179.99.

Weight & Resistance Training

There are two schools of thought on weight and resistance training. Some people prefer to use actual weights when they’re building muscle, while others prefer to use the resistance of their own body’s weight to achieve the same goal.

Whichever method you prefer, here are two picks well under budget. Feel free to use both!

Fitness Gear 23 lb Kettlebell Set

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Kettle bells are super versatile. You can use them to target almost every muscle group in the body, and while they are awesome for weight training, you can also incorporate them into a cardio workout, too.

Currently, this beginner’s set is only $39.98.

Stamina X Power Tower with VKR

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The Power Tower is the ultimate in resistance training. This one piece of equipment targets your core, but also works your back, arms and chest by setting you up for sit-ups, push-ups, pull-ups and vertical knee raises.

Current price is $179.99.