Setting up an at-home gym is not only one of the biggest trends to come out of 2021, but it’s a testament to everyone’s commitment to change.
Gone are the days when getting access to the best workouts were only available from your local gym. Instead, some of the industry’s biggest brands have not only made gym equipment more affordable, but it competes with all the high-end gear you’d expect to find in cutting edge fitness suites.
Whether you want to improve your fitness or push your body to its limits, here’s our roundup of the best home or garage gym equipment you can buy in 2021:
JX FITNESS Power Tower
Rarely off the number one bestseller spot, the JX Fitness Power Tower is a must-have home gym accessory. With 5 adjustable heights to choose from, you can quickly improve your upper arm and back strength.
Whether you want a full-body workout or want to focus on specific exercises such as push-ups, abs, vertical knees and more, the ergonomic design will ensure you avoid potential sports injuries.
- 5 adjustable heights
- Heavy-duty construction to give you all the confidence you need to exercise to the max
- Perfect for a full-body workout
- Ergonomically designed to minimise injury
- Thick padded back and armrest for extra comfort
- Great for targeting specific areas such as shoulders, back, chest and arms
- Suitable for all ages and fitness levels
- Push up bars are close together
- Assembly is easy but takes time
TRX GO Suspension Trainer System
Perfect for working out on the go, the TRX Go Suspension Trainer is perhaps the lightest and leanest piece of kit around. It’s excellent for toning, tightening and sculpting your body wherever you are – office, outdoors or at home.
Helpfully, TRX has included over 300 exercises to inspire your next workout. Whether you want to strengthen your core or do a full-body workout, suspension training is proven to stimulate and condition the core. With its quick setup and compact design, you can burn fat and build lean muscles in no time at all.
- Workout anywhere with setup taking less than one minute
- Total body results and over 300 exercises to choose from
- Lightweight, compact and easy to store
- Perfect for strengthening your core
- Advance at your own pace
- Two online bonus workouts included
- Occasional packaging issues
- Quite pricey
Ultrasport F-Bike and F-Rider Fitness Bike Trainer
Ultrasport is redefining the F-Bike industry, and this model is a testament to its innovative design and craftsmanship. Sporting 8 resistance levels boosts your cardio fitness and strengthen your circulatory system; the F-Bike belongs in your home gym.
Featuring a built-in training computer, you can track your progress during each workout and keep an eye on everything from time, distance, calories expelled and more. Easy to set up and fold away when you are done; you’ll be fitter in no time!
- Effective muscle strengthening with 8 resistance levels to choose from
- Quick and easy set up
- Lightweight and compact to store
- Innovative training computer with LCD display
- Limited by resistance settings
- Uncomfortable seat
- Pulse sensor can lag
High Street TV Slim Cycle 2-in-1 Stationary Exercise Bike
If you want to get your heart pumping, sculpt, tone and strengthen everything from your arms to your chest and more, this exercise bike will get the job done. Featuring eight levels of magnetic resistance, it’s also suitable for virtually all fitness levels.
With its super-sized display, you’ll have no trouble keeping track of every mile you’ve ever ridden, calorie burned, and distance travelled. What’s more motivating than that?
- Highly versatile and suitable for all fitness levels
- Eight levels of magnetic resistance
- Virtually silent while in use
- Track your fitness journey from start to finish
- Easy read super-sized display
- Read or watch your favourite shows as you workout
- Includes free Echelon Fit App 14-day trial – train with the professionals
- Fiddly initial setup
- Additional backrest cushion would be beneficial
Dripex Upright Exercise Bikes (Indoor Studio Cycles) – 2021 Version
Nothing screams high-end quality more than Dripex’s latest indoor studio cycle. Super stable and built from heavy-duty steel construction, you’ll feel confident in its robust design. Then there’s the thoughtfully designed 6-level adjustable saddle height and handlebars that can be easily adjusted to your preference.
What’s more, the nifty LCD monitor displays all your personal bests from time, speed, distance and more to give you insight into your progress. Effective workouts with uncompromising results. It’s a thumbs up from us.
- Helpful LCD monitor and pulse sensor to keep track of your progress
- Bidirectional resistance bar to adjust tension levels for more intensity
- Unbelievably smooth and quiet ride
- Super sturdy and durable design
- Adjustable saddle and handlebar
- Not suitable for anyone 5”10+
- Uncomfortable seat
- Not ideal for people with limited mobility
Resistance Bands Set Exercise Bands
Super portable and sporting a range of resistance levels from 10lbs to 50lbs, these are the perfect addition to your at-home gym. You can easily integrate resistance bands into your current exercise programs, such as yoga, pilates and beach body exercises.
Whether you want to strengthen your core or target specific areas, this is one of the most versatile pieces of gym equipment.
- Portable, lightweight and compact
- Can be used individually or stacked together (150lbs in total)
- Meets your fitness needs at each stage
- Easily integrated into all exercise programs
- Enhances full-body workout
- Better fitness results
- Saves time and money
- Limited workout information included
- Hand grips could be bigger
Marnur Mini Exercise Bike Pedal Exerciser
Exercise is at its best when it is accessible regardless of your fitness levels or ability. Enter the Marnur. Perfect for stimulating circulation and toning arm muscles, you can work out from the comfort of your chair as you work or watch TV.
Featuring a clever tension rope, you can simultaneously work on your cardio and upper body strength. It also includes eight levels of adjustable magnetic resistance, which allows you to switch between low-impact for rehabilitation purposes or focus on higher intensity for building up your strength.
- Highly versatile and easy to use
- Features 8 levels of adjustable magnetic resistance
- Perfect for all levels of fitness
- Smooth and quiet under desk bike
- Non-slip foot pedal and adjustable height
- LCD monitor to keep track of your progress
- Additional rubber mat needed for certain surfaces
- Requires effort to stabilise
Naspaluro Adjustable Weight Bench
An all-rounder, the Naspaluro allows you to target specific areas of your body to give you a complete workout. With 7 different adjustable positions, you can do everything from bicep curls to bench press, dumbbell pushes and more.
When it arrives, the Napaluro is almost completely assembled, so you can start working out within minutes of setup. Featuring a super comfortable and ergonomic design, muscle fatigue and any potential damage to your joints and muscles are cared for by supportive high-density foam cushioning.
- All body workout – 7 adjustable positions to choose from
- Super stable construction – worry-free workouts
- Comfortable and ergonomic design to reduce risk of injury
- Sit-up supine board can be used alongside other fitness equipment
- Suitable for any fitness level
- Quick and easy set up
- Resistance levels could be improved
- Requires disassembly to fold down
SONGMICS Exercise Bike
Not only is the Songmics easy to use, but you can easily keep track of all your progress on the large display screen. There you can clearly read your speed, calories burned, pulse, distance and current timings to give you all the motivation you need to reach your fitness goals.
What’s more, you can exercise wherever you like without waking up your family or blocking out the sound of your favourite TV show. When you’re done, fold it up and roll it over to your storage space.
- Get fit in silence
- Clearly read your progress on the large display screen
- Easy setup and set down
- Exercise anywhere
- Comes with a durable PVC floor mat
- Excellent build quality and compact design
- Basic monitor
- Some features are loose-fitting
- Bonus instructions would be beneficial
Senshi Japan Home Wall Mounted Cable Machine Pulley System
The Senshi is not only highly versatile, but you can perform all your favourite upper and lower body workouts all in one gym machine. Simplicity may be at the heart of its design, but what you get is an ultimate addition to your at-home gym without breaking the bank.
Easy installation and setup means you can get working out within minutes. What’s more, the Senshi can bear up to 200KG without needing to buy specialist weight plates, as they are all included in the kit.
- Everything you need for a full-body workout
- Easy setup and installation
- Can bear up to 200KG
- No need for additional specialised weight plates
- Work out anywhere in your home or garage
- Low maintenance and durable design
- Fixed straight bar
- Not suitable for heavy-duty training
- Small hook locks provided
Now that you have all the inspiration, what will be your next at-home gym piece of equipment?