Home gyms are ever increasing in popularity and to get a working home gym, there are a few home gym equipment must-haves. Whether you have a gym membership or not, there are some days where the time or ability to make it out of your house is just not there. Sure, we could sit on the couch watching past seasons of Gossip Girl while eating a tub of frozen yogurt, or, we can use the no-gym times to home gym! Depending on the workout, your home gym can be just as effective as the one you prefer to visit. These simple home gym equipment must-haves are small enough to fit in your closet, but man, will they pack a punch!
1. Yoga Mat
The best part of the yoga mat is that most people have this piece of home gym equipment already! Even if the idea of doing yoga makes your skin crawl, a yoga mat is a necessity for any fitness buff. No one likes the idea of rolling around on a dirty floor, or getting their sweaty bodies all over that newly cleaned carpet. A yoga mat will be a nice buffer between your body and your floor. It is also a great cushion for all of our bonier bits- because explaining bruised knees is never fun.