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Whether it’s to cut down on costs, travel time, or working out in a crowd of people and with limited machines, doing your workouts at home is appealing if you’ve got the space and the equipment.
If you’ve ever hit a gym in the city in that 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. window, you’ve likely thought about how nice this would be if it could be done at home.
But while I would probably rather sweat myself into a puddle in the comfort of my own basement, I lack the exercise equipment that makes my at-home workout as punishing (and therefore ‘worth it’) as my workouts in the gym. If I’m going to do it, I want it to be challenging.
I think a lot of us feel this way, and we’re not altogether sure which home exercise accessories pack the most bang for their buck. We’re not going to spend the same as our local gym, replicating their machines, because of a) money and b) space, so it pays to know which exercise accessories stretch the furthest for their dollar.
I asked Chris DiVecchio, a personal trainer based out of LA recently seen on Good Morning America, to help me out. Below you’ll find his picks for the five at-home accessories you should buy, plus why he loves them.
Since they might outstrip the average person’s budget, we picked some lower-priced options to compare them to, too.