Top 10 Home Gym Essentials 2023

9 January 2023

Looking to create your own home gym but not sure where to start? Your home gym should be a space where you feel happy and motivated, with all of the equipment you need to meet your fitness goals. Here are the top 10 home gym essentials that we recommend!


A treadmill is often seen as the staple of any home gym, and for good reason. They are perfect for getting in your cardio workouts and building your stamina. The treadmill that you opt for will largely depend on your budget and the space you have available. If you are on a tighter budget with limited space, consider this 2.25HP Folding Treadmill. Its practical foldable design means that it can be easily stored away under the bed or sofa. The 2 in 1 dual control allows you to easily change the speeds, with a walking mode (max 4km/hr) and a running mode (max 12km/hr). It also features a built-in Bluetooth speaker so you can play your favourite music during your workout.

If you’re looking for a mid-range foldable treadmill, how about this PROFORM Sport 6.0 Smart Bluetooth Treadmill. The 2.6 CHP motor cools the internal components to increase the lifespan of the drive. It delivers smooth and consistent power so it can withstand even your hardest workouts. You can adjust the incline up to 10% to increase difficulty, and you can pair it with the iFIT app to access Google Map routes, an extensive library of fitness tips and workout videos.


Dumbbells are another of the home gym essentials you need, perfect for weight training and building your strength in the comfort of your own home.

If you’re a beginner, then a dumbbell set like this Body Sculpture 19kg Smart Dumbbell Tower is ideal. This set includes 2 x 1.5kg, 2 x 3kg and 2 x 5kg ergonomically designed dumbbells, as well as a stand for keeping your weights tidy and out of the way when not in use. They are perfect for building and toning muscles in your arms and upper body, and can be used for adding resistance to your lower body. If you’re looking for something more challenging, these Escape Nucleus SBX Dumbbells Pairs range all the way up to 50kg.


Kettlebells are another versatile and budget-friendly piece of equipment to add to your home gym. They can used for a wide range of exercises like kettlebell swings, squats, lunges, deadlifts and much more. Just make sure you purchase kettlebells which are suitable for your ability level. If you’re a beginner you might want to consider this York Vinyl Kettlebell Set 2,3,4kg, or you can opt for something heavier like this Iron Kettlebell Weight Fitness Strength Training Set.

Weight Bench

Exercise Bench with Resistance Band for Weight Lifting & Sit Up Abdominal Supine Board 7 Adjustable Level

A weight bench is another of the home gym essentials that we recommend, helping to keep you stable during strength training. This Adjustable Level Exercise Bench features 7 back positions, 3 leg positions and 4 seat positions, so that you can get the perfect full body workout. It is ideal for performing a wide range of upper and lower body exercises whilst incorporating dumbbell weights. The foam padded design provides user comfort, so you can workout in comfort.

Punching Bag

Urban Fight Punch Bag 30kg Black – 120cm – Black One Size

Adding a punching bag to your home gym setup is a great way to mix up your routine and build up your stamina and strength. They are also very effective at burning calories and don’t take up much space. This Urban Fight Punch Bag 30kg Black is made from hardwearing PU leather with heavy duty chains, withstanding the toughest workouts.

Exercise Mat

Adidas 8mm Yoga Exercise Mat

If your home gym has hard flooring and you plan on doing some floor exercises, you’ll need a quality exercise mat for comfort. This Adidas 8mm Yoga Exercise Mat provides cushioning and stability, with a non-slip texture so it stays put while you exercise. It is also easy to roll up so you can take it with you on go.


Barbell Set 30 kg – Black

A barbell is another staple that you should have in your home gym if you are looking to improve your strength and build muscle. Barbells are ideal for a variety of exercises including bench presses, deadlifts, squats, overhead presses and glute bridges. This Barbell Set 30 kg is versatile, including  two 7.5 kg plates, two 5 kg plates, and one 5.4 kg barbell bar and has a total weight of about 30 kg. These plates are made of cement in the plastic shell and they can easily be secured onto the bars with the included star locks.

Squat Rack

Vidaxl – Barbell Squat Rack with Barbell and Dumbbell Set 30.5 kg Multicolour

A squat rack is another great piece of equipment to have in your home gym, if you have the space to accommodate it. This Barbell Squat Rack with Barbell and Dumbbell Set is one to consider. This stable squat rack is suitable for barbell bars with a diameter of approximately 45-50 mm. It has a rugged steel construction and a maximum load capacity of 80 kg. The rack is adjustable in height and suitable for almost any body size and various exercises. This squat rack also comes with a barbell and dumbbell set.

Resistance Bands

Fitness Mad Mini Power Loop Resistance Band Set

Resistance bands are a great and budget-friendly way to add difficulty to your exercises. This Fitness Mad Mini Power Loop Resistance Band Set is ideal, featuring 5 bands with varying resistance levels. This means you will be able to progress to a tougher band as your strength improves. The bands are made from durable latex, and can be used around ankles, thighs and arms.

Foam Roller

Trigger Point GRID Foam Roller

Foam rollers are a great piece of equipment for relieving muscle tightness and aiding recovery after a strenuous workout. This Trigger Point GRID Foam Roller is a great option, with a unique design and distrodensity which provides a targeted massage experience. This roller is also multifunctional, and can be used for core body workouts like crunches and push-ups.

We hope that you have enjoyed this blog and you have found all of your home gym essentials! You can check out the wide range of sports and fitness equipment on our website here. And make sure you are following us over on our social medias to keep up with the latest news and product updates. Find us on LinkedInTwitterInstagram and Facebook.

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