HOW TO BUILD A HOME GYM {FOR LESS THAN $100}

You definitely don’t have to spend a TON of money to start building your own gym.  But if you are willing and able to spend just $100, you can build on that and have even more variety. Here is how to build a home gym for less than $100

2 (5-8) POUND WEIGHTS, WARM UP SET- $17.00

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https://www.amazon.ca/Cap-Barbell-SDR-005-Dumbbell-Contoured/dp/B002OF34CU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1474300627&sr=8-2&keywords=5%2Blb%2Bdumbbell%2Bamazon&th=1&psc=1

You’ll want a lighter set of weights to do any warming up or smaller muscle group exercises with.  Especially if you’re starting out.  I put pricing for 5 lb weights, but this may not enough weight for you (meaning you could jump up to 8lb weights (this will vary widely from person to person),which cost a bit more.  If you needed more weight you’d still be under the $100 mark total.  Generally it’s around $1/pound give or take you pay for any kind of dumbbell or weight).

YOGA MAT- $10.34

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https://www.amazon.ca/ezyoutdoor-Density-Exercise-Comfort-portable/dp/B0140VT1CW/ref=sr_1_14?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1474300868&sr=1-14

You’ll want a yoga mat especially if you have hard surface flooring.  They give a little bit more comfort and traction when you’re lifting weights, stretching or doing any body weight exercises.  Again, these are portable so you can move around your house.

2 (15) POUND WEIGHTS- $45.00

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https://www.amazon.ca/Cap-Barbell-SDB2-015-Dumbbell-Single/dp/B0145B4PPK/ref=sr_1_21?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1474050189&sr=1-21&keywords=15+lb+weights

These are actually even cheaper if you buy them from Walmart. You may also need more or less than 15lbs, just using them as an example.

SKIPPING ROPE- $7.23

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https://www.amazon.ca/Incline-Adjustable-Cable-Jump-Rope/dp/B00SZVO2X2/ref=sr_1_3?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1474049917&sr=1-3&keywords=skipping+rope

Skipping ropes take up zero space, they’re portable, and you can use them anywhere including inside the house in a small room.  Perfect for cardio, you can do them in between weight sets to keep up your heart rate.

SWISS BALL- $10.99

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https://www.amazon.ca/Kabalo-EXERCISE-PREGNANCY-BIRTHING-including/dp/B00VPMS5RW/ref=sr_1_5?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1474049944&sr=1-5&keywords=swiss+ball

Incorporating one of these into your routine will force you to activate your stabilizer muscles and work on your balance.  They take your effort of sets up a notch.

= $90.56 TOTAL

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There are two other items that you can add as well if you’re willing to spend another $91.75, or even just one or the other.

BENCH- $60.00

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https://www.amazon.ca/Cap-Barbell-FM-703B-Weight-Bench/dp/B01AGENTV6/ref=sr_1_10?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1474050074&sr=1-10&keywords=workout+bench

Having your own bench means you can do Dips, Step-Ups, Rows, presses etc. instead of using other items for stability.

FLOOR MATS- $31.75

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https://www.amazon.ca/Cap-Barbell-MT-1206AM-Anti-Microbial-6-Piece/dp/B0041FQZMW/ref=sr_1_3?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1474050477&sr=1-3&keywords=floor+mats

Having good floor mats provides better support than a yoga mat, and these kind are actually anti-microbial and pretty sticky.

I have all of these items in my home gym, and they’re more than enough, especially if you’re just starting off. And that’s how you build a home gym for cheap!

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