6 Things You Need To Create A Home Gym On A Budget

by | Aug 31, 2018 | Fitness

Thought a home gym would cost you the earth? Nope. All you need are these six starter products (you can build from there). Best part? You can do it on a budget. Here’s how…

1. Dumbbells


Never used dumbbells before? Start off with the Sportmate 1.38kg soft dumbbell, R165 at Dis-Chem

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2. Exercise Band


Try this Maxed extra-light latex aerobic band, R79.99 at MrP Sport. Alternatively, try the Sportmate exercise band, R99.95 at Dis-Chem

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3. Foam Roller


Try the Sportmate foam roller, R259.95 at Dis-Chem. Alt: Get the budget version for R189.95, also at Dis-Chem

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4. Skipping Rope


Start off with a budget plastic rope to see if it’s your vibe. Try this Maxed plastic jump rope, R49.99 at MrP Sport. Alternatively, go for the Sportmate jump rope, R59.95 at Dis-Chem. Or up the ante with a digital skipping rope (R179.95 at Dis-Chem) or one that comes with a pedometer (R116.95 at Dis-Chem).

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5. Gym Ball


Check out this Sportmate gym ball, R149.95 at Dis-Chem

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6. Yoga Mat


You’ll need a soft surface so you don’t hurt your knees, elbows and other bony body parts. Try this Just Sports yoga mat, R199 at Zando. Alternatively, check out the Sportmate yoga mat, R149.95 at Dis-Chem, or the Maxed mat, R149.99 at MrP Sport.

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