Get Financially Fit with a Home Gym

Get Financially Fit with a Home Gym
Get Financially Fit with a Home Gym

We all need exercise, but that doesn't mean you need a pricey gym membership to stay in shape. We've rounded up 3 essential items you can use to get fit without ever leaving the house.

Let's start with a little strength training.

If you're aiming to gain functional strength rather than big muscles, try using resistance bands. The bands may look simple, but they're actually very versatile. Just hook them on a door, table or any immovable object and you can do a whole range of full body exercises.

Sets can cost anywhere from $10 to $150, so shop around to see which type works for you.

But all the muscles in the world won't help you without a little endurance, which is why a good jump rope should also be on your list.

They've been used by athletes and boxers for years to build conditioning, speed and core strength. And best of all, they only cost about $10 and travel easily.

Last but certainly not least, there's the stability ball. It's one of the most important things to have in your home gym and you can find it for as low as $10. Ab crunches, squats, hamstring curls - this simple ball can do it all, while improving your core strength and balance.

So depending on what your goals are, you can still get fit and save big by incorporating these fitness essentials into your home gym.

Just don't let your favorite TV show distract you!

Related: 6 low-cost aids for your fitness program

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