MarcyFitness BlogCreate the Best Home Gym on a Budget
Gym memberships (also known as gyms) can quickly get expensive. Even low-budget gyms where you “pay $ 10 a month” have start-up fees and annual fees. These gyms are especially expensive if you factor in the weather. The time it takes you to reach the gym, find a parking lot, wait for each machine, etc. […]

Gym memberships (also known as gyms) can quickly get expensive. Even low-budget gyms where you “pay $ 10 a month” have start-up fees and annual fees. These gyms are especially expensive if you factor in the weather. The time it takes you to reach the gym, find a parking lot, wait for each machine, etc. And time is our most precious possession.

However, many are turning to gym memberships because they are worried about the cost of home gym equipment. You don't need to break the bank to build a sufficient home gym. In fact, you don't have to break the bank to build a great home gym!

Let's break down garage home gyms you can build for $ 150 (per year in budget gyms,) $ 500 (3.5 years in budget gym) and $ 1000 (7 years in budget gym).

You might be thinking about $ 150 from home gym to garage? It's impossible! Well it is sort of impossible for the type of home gym you imagine. However, if you think a gym is maximizing the number of different workouts you can do to target different muscles, then $ 150 is more than enough.

Spend your first amount of money on a adjustable kettlebell ($ 70 as of January 2020). Kettlebell workouts are endless - kettlebell swings, kettlebell squats, bicep curls, Turkish outfits… you get the idea! A kettlebell will provide a full body workout that provides functional strength. The important part of the Apex Adjustable Kettlebell is its adjustability.

Since weight can be added or removed on the Apex Adjustable Kettlebell, you can use the same machine for multiple workouts instead of spending the money on a full set. Just purchase a few more standard weight plates (valued at around $ 30) and you'll be good to go! Also, since you can turn the Apex Adjustable Kettlebell into a 50lb kettlebell, it will take a while before you finally get too big. Start your Kettlebell workout route with kettlebell workout in this blog.

You have $ 50 left for your $ 150 home gym, what's next? A Bionic Body Resistance Band Kit! ($ 40 as of January 2020.) While resistance bands provide workouts similar to your adjustable kettlebell, resistance bands are more flexible (no pun intended) when it comes to cardio workouts and can be easily packed as a portable gym!

You have $ 10 left for your $ 150 home gym. Avoid snack or sugary drink, buy a reusable water bottle 🙂


At $ 500 it's much easier to get a pretty sturdy home gym, and we'll be lowering the tax on the brass. Pick it up XJ-3220 training bike ($ 280 as of January 2020) and the MD-879 Two-piece weight bench ($ 250 as of January 2020). We have to be honest and frank, it is clear that these two items add up to $ 530. But! The extra $ 30 you'll have to win is well worth the usefulness of these two items in your home gym.

The XJ-3220 is a virtually limitless exercise bike workout. Due to the 40 lb flywheel which provides resistance, the harder you pedal, the harder it becomes to pedal. While running can be free, running tends to be a bit harder on the knees as you get older. By riding the training bike, you put less stress on your knees than running and (as always) you can avoid inclement weather while continuing to train.

The MD-879 two-piece bench is the perfect weightlifting equipment for those on a budget (and for those with low ceilings.) The bench includes a preacher curl pad and a leg developer, allowing you to locate your biceps and target your leg. muscles. In addition, the bench also offers multiple angles for decline, flat and incline exercises.

The beauty of the MD-879 is the separate capture bar. Because the bar hook separates from the bench, you can pull them away from each other to use the bar hook as a squat stand!

Finally, the monolithic garage gym at $ 1,000. The easiest way would be to recommend most of our home gyms under $ 1000 and the same bike as above. However, a number of people do not have the height required for our multi-station home gyms (and because we talk about our home gyms all the time here)

Instead, I would again recommend the MD-879 weight bench (above, $ 250 from January 2020), an adjustable kettlebell (above, $ 70 with weights from January 2020), and a Marcy Water Rower Rower NS-6070RW ($ 600 as of January 2020)

Water rowing

The reason we highly recommend the Marcy Water Rower is the effectiveness of the training (which saves time in addition to money.) Rowing targets multiple muscle regions including the back, arms, chest and legs. Rowing not only targets multiple muscles at once, it makes you feel the burn quickly.

We recommend the water rower in particular for the same reason we recommend the training bike above, the resistance on the water rower increases as you try to row harder / faster. As a result, the resistance level is theoretically endless. By adding a water rower to your home gym, you'll have the ultimate cardio device that you can never get past.

As much as we know that using our products will make your garage gym efficient and better than a club gym, we are forced to mention the $ 0 gym. If you find that you can't afford training equipment, this is no excuse not to exercise! Something as simple as a walk is better than sitting / lying around the clock.

Exercise without weight

You can build strength and do a cardio workout at home with no exercise equipment at all. However, for those who can afford it, we highly recommend the above equipment of for an efficient and effective home gym.

Going to the gym is a great habit. But when life gets in the way, sometimes you just can’t make it there. That’s why it’s important to have a home fitness room. A indispensable for anyone serious about staying fit, a home gym lets you get your workout in without ever needing to leave the house.



According to the us Department of Health and Human Services, every week, adults should get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise, or 1 hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous exercise—or a blend of the two. The HHS also recommends that you spread your workouts throughout the week and include muscle-building workouts at least twice a week.

Sticking to an exercise routine is easier said than done. But with a home sport room, you can get the workouts you need all from the convenience of your own home. Using private equipment, you get to avoid the traffic that comes with the gym commute, skip the lines for workout equipment, and exercise on your own time. With your home gym, if you exercise any time you have 30 minutes to kill, you’ll get your 2. 5 hours in before the weekend with time to spare.


Bad weather is one of the most common reasons that people break their workout routines. Although it might seem like an excuse, oftentimes it’s a legitimate safety concern. There are almost 6 million car crashes annually, and 21 percent are weather-related. About 70 percent of weather-related car accidents happen on wet pavement, and another 18 percent occur during snow and sleet storms. Every year, almost 5, 000 people die in these crashes.

When you have a home fitness room, you don’t need to worry about the commute to the gym and can exercise from the comfort and safety of your own home. Having a home gym doesn’t just help you stay fit; it can also save your life.


We know that exercise helps to relieve stress and anxiety. But what if going to the gym makes you feel so nervous and intimidated that you don’t get the exercise you need ? You can end up in a vicious cycle of anxiety because you’re worried about people judging you. If this sounds like your experience, you’re not alone. Almost 65 percent of women and trente six percent of men avoid going to the gym because they’re afraid of what other people might think. People mostly fear judgment about their weight, but there are many other reported fears, such as :

Using equipment incorrectlyDoing exercises wrongWearing the “wrong” clothesNot looking or being athletic enoughLooking awkward while exercising

But when exercising in your home gym, you won’t have to worry about any of these things. You can wear whatever you please, huff and puff as loud as you want, and watch the dorkiest Netflix shows while you work out and no one will judge you … except maybe your family.


Speaking of your family, when was the last time they worked out ? All members of your household – kids, teens, adults, seniors – need an age-appropriate amount of exercise. We’ve already talked about exercise for the average adult, but what about exercise for younger or older family members ?

The World Health Organization says that young people ages 5 to 17 should engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity at moderate to vigorous intensity. The majority of their workouts should be aerobic, with bone-loading and muscle-strengthening exercises added several times per week. Ideally, older adults should get the same amount of exercise as their younger counterparts. Folks who aren’t able to reach those minimums—150 minutes of moderate-intensity or une heure of high-intensity exercise – should progressively do as much as they can. Even older adults with limited mobility should be réactive at least three days per week to prevent falls.

As difficult as it is to get yourself to the gym, it’s even harder to get your kids or older relatives there. With a home fitness room, you can be sure that the people under your care are exercising as much as they should.


At the gym, your workout is limited by the gym owner’s equipment. Maybe that equipment works for you, but maybe it doesn’t.

Luckily, you can design your home sport room any way you want. Do you want a rower ? Get one. Do you like a particular kind of treadmill or brand of elliptical ? Done. Do you have a spouse or friend you would like to work out with ? Get two of something. When the gym is in your home, you get to decide what goes in the space.

The possibilities are endless ! But don’t feel intimidated by your possibilités. If you aren’t sure how to start building your home sport room, there are professional fitness consultants who can look at your home space, listen to your workout needs, and help you design a personalized home gym. And, the best part ? Home consultations are free at G

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