Rep Fitness should be your go-to. I’ve spoken about it a lot here on the blog, but after “hosting” a friend’s barbell rig, barbells, full set of bumper plates, full set of kettlebells, dumbbells, & medicine balls, battle ropes, bands, and the list goes on, it has fully motivated me and Mark to begin purchasing our own equipment.
After doing a bunch of research and emailing back and forth with the company, we are now the new owners of a Rep Fitness 3-in-1 Plyo Box (20”, 24”, and 30”) and a slam ball (we call them gel balls at our gym). (Prior to the box and ball, we also added a bench and some other small odds and ends like bands and jump ropes). Over the course of 2018, we’re planning to save up to purchase our own Concept 2 rowing machine and an Airbike. (Goals, people— doesn’t mean both are going to happen!)
If you have any plan to start building your own home gym, Rep Fitness makes it surprisingly affordable to get started.
Here are some examples of packs of fully customizable equipment that you can get for under $900:
This set-up, for example, is $893:Or, if you’re more in the $450 range, this 10-piece garage gym stater pack is amazing! If your budget is limited but you want to get something that you can use in many workouts, I suggest your working weight kettlebell and the next lighter weight. Or a medium-weight sandbag. A jumprope, a wall-mounted pull-up bar, or a battle rope are all also excellant choices with a million functional training options!
Check out Rep Fitness’ website— it’s worth a good look-though. And let me know what you get! I’d love to see more of this company in action in my friends’ garages!