If you’re serious about working out in the comfort of your own home, and have enough room, a multigym is a great option. Individually, they are large pieces of equipment, but they offer quick and easy weight adjustment and a huge range of exercises for every part of the body. They could actually save you space. Multigyms range from entry level, with small weight stacks and limited adjustment, to the highest quality with more weights and adjustment levels, better upholstery, solid frames and a smoother feel.
You might also like to include a set of free weights in your home setup. The 135kg-capacity Olympic barbell and a range of weight plates will allow you to increase your strength gradually. Dumbbells are great for upper body exercises and adding resistance to lunges and squats. You can also use them if you train with a gym ball. If you are lifting big, but don’t want to mark your hands, then have a look at some weightlifting gloves, these will help with gripping the bar, while also ensuring your hands are comfortable in the process; free from scuffs and blisters.
You’ll want to add some cardio-focused training to your workout. A treadmill or cross trainer will raise your heart rate and push you to the limit. Many offer motivating training programmes and console feedback. If you’d also like to check how active you are, a pedometer will accurately measure your progress in steps, miles or kilometres; perfect for keeping an eye on your progress whilst you’re out and about.