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How to Get Fit at Home Even in Small Spaces with Home Workout Equipment

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Are you looking to get fit at home or shed a few pounds but don’t have a lot of space for home workout equipment? I’ve got some great suggestions for you that will fit any space! Whether you want to work your upper body, lower body, or whole body I’ve got you covered!


Why to Get Home Workout Equipment

Having home workout equipment helps your chances of staying consistent in working out. Without excuses that you can’t find time to make it to the gym, can’t find a babysitter to watch your kids, etc. You can just head to your workout space after the kids go to bed, while they’re watching Saturday morning cartoons, or whenever you have a chance!


Strength Training Resistance Bands

It is amazing to me what resistance bands can do. They just look like pieces of rubber and like they wouldn’t help build up muscle but wow, after using them you’ll feel the burn you would from lifting weights if you’re someone like me who doesn’t workout much. It’s really cool because they’re so lightweight and compact it easy to take them out when you use them and stash them away when you’re done. If you have the space, you could keep them out and hang them on the wall or something as well.

This set has five different bands that represent different weights that can be used separately or together to create even more resistance. They come with carabiners that make it easy to change the weight from workout to workout or from person to person within the home. They also include handles, ankle straps, and a door anchor for a complete workout. The set also contains 5 loop bands and a carrying case to keep everything together.

Odoland 16pcs Resistance Bands Set, Exercise Workout Bands with Handles, Resistance Loop Bands, Core Sliders, Ankle Straps, Door Anchor for Home Gym Training, Physical Therapy, Fitness
Odoland 16pcs Resistance Bands Set, Exercise Workout Bands with Handles, Resistance Loop Bands, Core Sliders, Ankle Straps, Door Anchor for Home Gym Training, Physical Therapy, Fitness
by Odoland
  • MULTIPLE USES: 11pcs high quality resistance bands kit & 4pcs loop bands. Not only for daily fitness workout but also supportive during recovery from leg, knee or back injuries (torn MCL and ACL, knee replacement, patella and meniscus rehab). Suitable for women during pregnancy and to keep their body in shape after birth.
  • UPGRADED PREMIUM QUALITY: Made of highest quality premium natural latex and thread count Nylon, the bands serve long time and provide the maximum resistance. Upgraded handlers, Thick ankle straps, clear weight indication and durable grommets, we are trying our best for your super training experience!
  • MULTIPLE CHOICE WORKOUT: With attachable soft handles, ankle straps, door anchor, you can choose different training method for building strength. With carry bag and exercise guidance, do exercise in or outside gym!
  • MORE THAN GUARNTEE: Offer a better than money back guarantee, if there any issue with your product for quality reason, we will refund you or send you a new one.
 Price: $ 22.99 Buy now at Amazon

Mini-Trampoline

When I was little, my grandma always had a mini-trampoline…actually, come to think of it, I think both of my grandmas did, but anyway, I always thought it a bit odd for some reason yet thought it was great that they wanted to stay fit.

Fast forward, I have little kids and of course, they have A LOT of energy to get out, and having indoor little trampolines really can help with that. One day I figured well if they’re jumping on their trampolines, why don’t I get one too?!

I ended up coming across a great deal on a trampoline with a handle that both my 4-year-old and myself can use (separately of course). The handle is great because he can use it to be safe and I can use it for different exercises. The handle is also adjustable. The trampoline is compact and can fold up if desired as well. In fact, it even has a carrying case! This mini-trampoline set also comes with 3 resistance bands to enhance your workout.

This compact trampoline can hold up to 300 pounds and can be part of your full-body workout, as shown in their graphic below. Not gonna lie, when I jump on the trampoline, even just a little bit, I quickly realize how out of shape I am in and how much I need to use it more often!

PLENY 40" Foldable Mini Trampoline Max Load 330lbs, Fitness Rebounder with Adjustable Foam Handle, Exercise Trampoline for Adults Indoor/Garden Workout
PLENY 40" Foldable Mini Trampoline Max Load 330lbs, Fitness Rebounder with Adjustable Foam Handle, Exercise Trampoline for Adults Indoor/Garden Workout
  • 【Safe Adjustable Bar】Heavy-duty handle bar provides FOUR levels adjustable ranged from 2'6" to 3'5" (on the mat) designed for kids & adults. ​Just jump!
  • 【Portable Trampoline】With unique frame construct, folded size less to 1/4! Easy to storage your trampoline anywhere, bed, sofa, car trunk, closet, etc.
  • 【Jumping System】The unique 32 CLOSED SPRINGS connect easy-to-clean waterproof pp mat provides a powerful elastic recovery system to make suitable for over 6-year-old jumping efficient and safe.
  • 【Folding Oxford Pad】Four holes construct allows you to fold trampoline without taking off the pad. Waterproof, Anti-scratch, Easy-to-clean.
  • 【Magic Indoor Exercise】10 Minutes bounce exercise equals 1-hour jogging, 30 minutes cycling or 20 minutes swimming. Let trampoline become a habit, as a part of your life.
  • 【Lifetime Service】Quick reply within 24 hours. Parts warehouses all over the US. Make after-sales service easier and effective.
 Price not available Buy now at Amazon

Collapsible Hula Hoop

I used to LOVE hula hooping but hadn’t done so in years. I had always just had the plastic kids hula hoops and didn’t know there were much better ones out there. This hula hoop is durable, collapsible, adjustable, and padded.

The hula hoop comes in a rather small bag because it’s in pieces when it’s delivered but it is quick to assemble and durable once assembled. It also comes with weights that can be put inside of the hula hoop to add weight for a heftier workout. This hula hoop is made to be taken apart and brought from place to place if desired.

Fiteroc Weighted Fitness Hula Hoop Adult Beginner - Large Weighted Hula Hoop for Adults - Detachable and Portable - Exercise Holahoop with Jump Rope, Resistance Band and Carry Bag (Black/Pink)
Fiteroc Weighted Fitness Hula Hoop Adult Beginner - Large Weighted Hula Hoop for Adults - Detachable and Portable - Exercise Holahoop with Jump Rope, Resistance Band and Carry Bag (Black/Pink)
by Fiteroc

Fun Way to Lose Weight - Hooping with weighted hula hoop is a fun way to burn calories, trim your waist, tone your abdominals and strengthen your core muscles. Hula hooping is also known to enhance your balance, rhythm and coordination.

 Price: $ 29.99 Buy now at Amazon

Weight Set

If you’re just starting out with weight lifting or just want to tone, these are a great starting point

There are different weight configurations you can choose from based on your level of fitness and what you’re hoping to achieve. They come with this nice stand as well which will help save space and keep them organized.

Be careful if you have these out where your children play as they may be enticed by the colors and want to workout like you do. You may want to store them in a closet when not in use or someplace where your kids don’t play if you’re worried about them getting ahold of them and accidentally hurting themselves.

Amazon Basics Neoprene Coated Hexagon Workout Dumbbell Color-Coded Hand Weight With Storage Rack, 32 Pounds, Set of 2 (3 Pound, 5 Pound, and 8 Pound), Multicolor
Amazon Basics Neoprene Coated Hexagon Workout Dumbbell Color-Coded Hand Weight With Storage Rack, 32 Pounds, Set of 2 (3 Pound, 5 Pound, and 8 Pound), Multicolor
by Amazon
  • 2 each: 3, 5, and 8 pound dumbbells (6 total) for exercise and strength training, plus an easy-to-assemble storage stand
  • Neoprene coating in multiple colors offers long lasting durability
  • Hexagon shaped ends prevent dumbbells from rolling away and offer stay-in-place storage
  • Nonslip grip promotes a comfortable, secure hold
  • Multiple sizes allow for mixing and matching for specific workout needs
  • Printed weight number on each end cap and color coded for quick identification
 Price: $ 45.81 Buy now at Amazon

Bowflex Adjustable Dumbbells

If you’re looking for a more intense workout, these Bowflex adjustable dumbbells are something that are compact but have a big punch! Gone are the days of having to lug around, store, and switch out 15 sets of dumbbells. Each dumbbell adjusts from 5 to 52.5 pounds, adjusting in 2.5-pound increments up to the first 25 pounds. The dumbbells are made of durable molding around the metal which means a quieter workout when adjusting the weights and lifting-off from the base.

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells (Pair)
List Price: $ 549.00 You Save: $ 120.00 (-22%)  Price: $ 429.00 Buy now at Amazon

Yoga Mat

Even if you’re not doing traditional yoga, often a yoga mat is nice to have to add some extra cushion as you workout.

This yoga mat has 1/2″ of cushion, a carrying handle, comes in many colors, and has amazing reviews.

Amazon Basics Extra Thick Exercise Yoga Gym Floor Mat with Carrying Strap, 74 x 24 x .5 Inches, Black
Amazon Basics Extra Thick Exercise Yoga Gym Floor Mat with Carrying Strap, 74 x 24 x .5 Inches, Black
by Amazon
  • Extra thick, cushy floor mat in Black for yoga, gym, and everyday exercise
  • 1/2 inch thickness offers comfortable padded support and shock absorption; textured surface provides extra traction
  • Durable foam construction offers stretchability and springs back into shape
  • Elastic strap for secure rolled-up mat storage and easy over-the-shoulder carrying
  • Wipes clean easily
  • Product Dimensions: 74 x 24 x .5 inches (LxWxH)
 Price: $ 20.37 Buy now at Amazon

Jump Rope

Jump ropes aren’t just for kids anymore! Have you tried jumping rope lately?! Let me tell ya, I have, and wow I am out of shape. I remember the days when I participated in Jump Rope for Heart in school and was at the top of my class for the number of jumps…yeah…not so much anymore. I’m going to need to build that endurance up again!

Here is a jump rope for adults that has comfortable handles with memory foam, a braided steel wire rope that is coated in PVC which avoids cracking or breaking.

They claim that jumping rope for 10 minutes is equivalent to jogging for 30 minutes. I’m not a jogger but based on how worn out I get from jumping rope for 10 minutes, I’m going to take their word for it!

Jump Rope, multifun Speed Skipping Rope with Calorie Counter, Adjustable Digital Counting Jump Rope with Ball Bearings and Alarm Reminder for Fitness, Crossfit, Exercise, Workout, Boxing, MMA, Gym
Jump Rope, multifun Speed Skipping Rope with Calorie Counter, Adjustable Digital Counting Jump Rope with Ball Bearings and Alarm Reminder for Fitness, Crossfit, Exercise, Workout, Boxing, MMA, Gym
by multifun
  • 【Jump Rope with Counter】With HD LED display on this jump rope, which shows Timer, Weight(kg), Calorie and Circles, Just set your information and it will show you the number of laps and calories.
  • 【Durable & Adjustable】Solid core PVC rope makes it more durable, ensures the maximum service life. Also, the anti-tangle jumping rope is 2.8m/9 feet long and can be adjusted quickly.
  • 【Smooth & Fast】Built-in high quality ball bearings to avoids the twisting, winding. This speed jump rope can bear heavy load, which brings your a perfect exercise.
  • 【Fitness & Exercise】Jump rope can shape your cardio endurance, stamina, and speed while improving the muscle tension of your whole body. A great choice for boxing, MMA and cross-training.
  • 【Maximum Comfort】The upgraded ergonomically designed with non-slip handles which easy to hold and comfortable to use. Do skipping together with your family, enjoy a happy exercise time. 👍If you have any questions, please click 'Ask a question' on the store homepage to contact us and we will solve it for you as soon as possible.
List Price: $ 26.99 You Save: $ 12.00 (-44%)  Price: $ 14.99 Buy now at Amazon

4-in-1 Foldable Exercise Bike

If you have the room for it and are looking for even more ways to exercise at home, this 4-in-1 foldable exercise bike is the perfect fit!

With this bike you can have a high-intensity workout that will help you burn more calories. Not only can you ride the bike inside, it also comes with a set of dumbbells and resistance bands that help tone your upper body while the bike tones your lower body. You can either sit upright on the bicycle or in a semi-recumbent cycling stance, both of which work different muscles.

pooboo Folding Exercise Bike, Fitness Stationary Bike Machine, Upright Indoor Cycling Bike, 4-in-1 Magnetic X-Bike with 8-Level Adjustable Resistance, Bottle Holder, Arm Resistance Bands, Pulse Sensor & Back Support Cushion for Home Gym Workout (red)
pooboo Folding Exercise Bike, Fitness Stationary Bike Machine, Upright Indoor Cycling Bike, 4-in-1 Magnetic X-Bike with 8-Level Adjustable Resistance, Bottle Holder, Arm Resistance Bands, Pulse Sensor & Back Support Cushion for Home Gym Workout (red)
by pooboo
  • 【Guaranteed Customer Service】POOBOO offers excellent customer service, guaranteeing responses to our customers within 24 hours, and providing a 1-year warranty service. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you encounter any issues with the product you've received. (Please DO NOT CALL our service number because it is not correct. You can simply reach out to us using the methods mentioned below. Thank you.) We'll definitely help you resolve it!
  • 【CONTACT US】Whether you have questions before or after your purchase, here's how to get in touch with us: Look for "activitylife" below the "Buy Now" button on the product page. Click on "activitylife," and then choose "Ask a Question" to contact us. Follow the provided prompts to send your message. You can read and respond to our messages in your Account > Message Center > Your Messages > Buyer/Seller Messages.
  • 【4-IN-1 Folding Exercise Bike for Home Workout】The upright posture of this bike provides you with high-intensity exercise, helping you burn more calories. The semi-recumbent posture offers a low-impact and more comfortable riding experience. Additionally, this bike comes with arm resistance bands to help tone your upper muscles and provide a complete body workout.
  • 【Bottle Holder】We've intentionally added a Bottle Holder to this bike, which is something that other X-BIKE models don't have. Conveniently located at arm's length, it helps you stay hydrated during your cardio workouts. The adjustable size design accommodates different bottle types.
  • 【Compact Design & Easy to Move】The folding exercise bike is extremely suitable for the small living room because it doesn't take up too much space. And it can be fully folded up to occupy minimal space for storage when not in use. It comes with transport wheels for you to move this exercise bike easily from room to room in your home gym.
  • 【Stable & Suitable for Different Heights】This foldable fitness stationary bike is constructed with thicker, higher-quality steel, supporting a maximum load of 300 pounds. Its stable triangle structure ensures safety during intense workouts. The recommended user height for this bike ranges from 4'11" to 6'3". Please refer to the image on the page for instructions on fully unfolding the bike and correctly placing the PIN.
  • 【8-Level Adjustable Magnetic Resistance】The upright indoor cycling bike offers a wide range of adjustable resistance levels. We utilize silent and smooth magnetic flywheels to ensure a noise-free home exercise experience. The 8-level magnetic resistance adjustment caters to your diverse fitness needs.
  • 【Multifunctional LCD Display & iPad Holder】Our LCD monitor tracks your time, speed, distance, calories burned, and heart rate while you cycle, providing you with real-time exercise data. You can also place your phone or iPad on the holder and enjoy your favorite shows while working out. What a fun way to stay motivated!
  • 【Oversized Adjustable Seat Cushion】 With the aim of enhancing the home fitness experience, we have incorporated a large, soft seat cushion to offer you the utmost comfort and support. Thanks to the adjustable seat, it accommodates most members of your family.
  • 【Great Gift for Your Family/Friends】The POOBOO X-Bike is a MUST-HAVE, thoughtful gift for the well-being of your loved ones. It produces minimal noise, requires little space, and is easy to assemble, move, and store. You won't regret making this choice!
List Price: $ 229.99 You Save: $ 30.00 (-13%)  Price: $ 199.99 Buy now at Amazon

2-in-1 Exercise Machine

If you’re looking for something a bit more robust that will also serve as an elliptical, try out this 2-in-1 exercise machine! It’s a stationary bike PLUS an elliptical.

Body Rider Elliptical Machine and Stationary Bike with Seat and Easy Computer, Dual Trainer 2-in-1 Cardio Exercise Machine, Home Gym, Workout Equipment BRD2000, Black & grey, One Size
Body Rider Elliptical Machine and Stationary Bike with Seat and Easy Computer, Dual Trainer 2-in-1 Cardio Exercise Machine, Home Gym, Workout Equipment BRD2000, Black & grey, One Size
by Body Rider
  • 2-In-1 Trainer: Unlike Ordinary Exercise Bikes, Ours Has Dual Exercise Modes, Which Save Space In Your Home Gym Or Home Office While Maximizing Routine. Our Foam Bike Seat Provides The Option Of Full Body Seated Fitness
  • Hassle-Free Transitions: Easily Stand, Sit And Adjust Resistance To Customize Your Cardio Hiit Workout Session And Home Workout Experience
  • Adjustable Home Workout Equipment: The Seat Adjusts Both Vertically And Horizontally For Up To 7 Different User Heights, While The Full Body Handlebars Offer 3 Height Options For A Versatile And Convenient Total Gym Experience
  • Safety Features: Includes An Adjustable Cushion, 4 Integrated Handlebars And Covered Fan Flywheel To Prevent Injury. The Front And Rear Stabilizers Give The User Side-To-Side Safety And Stability. The Fan Resistance Provides A Smooth Glide While The Tension Adjusts Easily With A Manual Turn Knob
 Price: $ 148.99 Buy now at Amazon

Protein Powder

If you’re looking at adding a protein powder to your routine, I started using a great one that is plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and vegan. There are several different flavors and options depending on your needs.

Orgain Organic Vegan Protein Powder, Creamy Chocolate Fudge - 21g Plant Based Protein, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Lactose Free, Soy Free, No Sugar Added, Kosher, For Smoothies & Shakes - 2.03lb
Orgain Organic Vegan Protein Powder, Creamy Chocolate Fudge - 21g Plant Based Protein, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Lactose Free, Soy Free, No Sugar Added, Kosher, For Smoothies & Shakes - 2.03lb
by Orgain

21 grams of organic plant based protein (pea, brown rice, chia seeds), 2 grams of organic dietary fiber, low net carbs, 0 grams of added sugar, 150 calories per serving
USDA organic, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, lactose free, low net carbs, no added sugar, soy free, kosher, Non GMO, carrageenan free, and no artificial ingredients
Mix with water, milk, or your favorite protein shake recipe for a quick breakfast or snack drink. Use when baking to give your cakes, muffins, brownies, or cookies a protein and energy boost

 Price: $ 26.99 ($ 0.83 / Ounce) Buy now at Amazon
Orgain Organic Protein + Superfoods Powder, Vanilla Bean - 21g of Protein, Vegan, Plant Based, 5g of Fiber, No Dairy, Gluten, Soy or Added Sugar, Non-GMO, 2.02lb
Orgain Organic Protein + Superfoods Powder, Vanilla Bean - 21g of Protein, Vegan, Plant Based, 5g of Fiber, No Dairy, Gluten, Soy or Added Sugar, Non-GMO, 2.02lb
by Orgain
  • New look and label, same great product. Includes 1 (2.02 pound) Orgain organic protein & superfoods vanilla bean plant based protein powder
  • Combined benefits of protein and superfoods: 21 grams of organic plant based protein (pea, brown rice, and chia seeds), 8 grams of organic dietary fiber, and only 1 gram of sugar in each serving. 50 organic superfoods per scoop
  • Vegan, USDA organic, dairy free, lactose free, gluten free, soy free, non GMO, doctor developed. Note: May contain wheat
  • Our organic superfoods blend includes organic veggies, herbs, greens, grasses, berries, fruits, sprouts, and ancient grains. Good source of food based vitamin B6 and C, iron, riboflavin, thiamin, and pantothenic acid
  • Ideal for healthy, on the go nutrition for men, women, and kids. These are great for an antioxidant boost, weight management, meal replacement drinks, a breakfast shake, smoothies, building lean muscle, muscle recovery, and pre or post workouts
 Price: $ 29.46 ($ 0.91 / Ounce) Buy now at Amazon

Protein Shaker with Ball

If you have protein powder you’ll likely want a shaker with a shaker ball as well. I know I love mine! There are many different sizes and styles to choose from. I have a Blender Bottle and it’s great because it has markings on the side so I can easily pour in my almond milk to 12oz without having to measure with a separate measuring cup. The included Shaker Ball is great to ensure all of the protein powder is mixed in and the top is leakproof and has a carrying loop.

BlenderBottle Classic V2 Shaker Bottle Perfect for Protein Shakes and Pre Workout, 20-Ounce, Clear/Black
BlenderBottle Classic V2 Shaker Bottle Perfect for Protein Shakes and Pre Workout, 20-Ounce, Clear/Black
by BlenderBottle
  • 20-ounce capacity (Note: measurement markings only go to 14 ounces)
  • Patented mixing system uses 316 surgical-grade stainless steel BlenderBall wire whisk found only in BlenderBottle brand shaker cups
  • Wide mouth makes it easy to add mix scoops and liquids, and embossed markings measure both ounces and milliliters; rounded base for thorough mixing
  • Screw-on lid creates leak-proof seal, and secure flip cap with SpoutGuard keeps the mouthpiece clean; wide loop top for easy carrying or attaching keys
  • Dishwasher safe, BPA and phthalate-free
 Price: $ 9.99 Buy now at Amazon
BlenderBottle Strada Shaker Cup Perfect for Protein Shakes and Pre Workout, 28-Ounce, White
BlenderBottle Strada Shaker Cup Perfect for Protein Shakes and Pre Workout, 28-Ounce, White
by BlenderBottle
  • Authentic BlenderBottle, for mixing protein shakes and smoothies, features an easy-open/easy-close push-button flip cap with a sliding lock to prevent accidental opening
  • 28-ounce capacity (note: measurements only go to 20 ounces) sleek and durable shaker cup offers plenty of room for supplements, meal replacements, or water
  • Patented mixing system uses 316 surgical-grade stainless steel BlenderBall wire whisk found only in BlenderBottle brand shaker cups
  • Wide mouth makes it easy to add mix scoops and liquids, and embossed markings measure both ounces and milliliters; rounded base for thorough mixing
  • Made of BPA- and phthalate-free, stain and odor-resistant durable Eastman Tritan plastic; dishwasher safe; manufacturer’s limited lifetime
 Price: $ 15.59 Buy now at Amazon

Water Bottles & Yoga Pants

A good water bottle is essential when working out to ensure you stay well hydrated. I have a whole blog post on some of my favorite water bottles for all ages that you can access by clicking on the photo below. The post includes plastic water bottles, glass water bottles, and stainless steel water bottles, as well as accessories.

A great pair of Yoga Pants are essential as well, especially if you are female (do guys wear yoga pants?! hum….) These yoga pants are my all-time favorite even when I’m NOT doing yoga (which is most of the time). I wrote a blog post all about why I love them that you can access below. (Disclaimer: you don’t have to be a mom to like these leggings)

Click the images below to read more about my water bottle and yoga pants blog posts and recommendations.

reusable water bottles for all
Reusable Water Bottles for the Whole Family
Leggings for women with pockets
The Best Women’s Leggings with Pockets

FREE Workout App

If you’re looking for a virtual fitness trainer for FREE try the FitOn app. It’s fun, upbeat, has encouraging trainers that truly encourage, not degrade.

You can choose from different intensity levels, which type of activities you like, how long you want the workouts to be, and more!

I tend to choose workouts that are between 10-20 minutes just to help get me moving, then build on that in subsequent weeks.

There is a paid version as well that is extremely reasonable at less than $30/year for workout plans and recipes. It is nice to have but surely not necessary.


Workout Planner

Don’t forget a workout planner!! You’ll want to keep track of the progress you’re making toward your goals! I created this digital planner and I know you’ll love it!

Winter Workout Journal

How to get fit at home even in small spaces with home workout equipment text with a woman exercising on a mat

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