If you want to commit to a fitness lifestyle but your current situation and commitments keep you from getting to the gym, then you may want to entertain the possibility of setting up your own home gym. I’m sure we would all like to make fitness a full time priority. However, that becomes challenging (especially if you have daily commitments). Most of us understand that we need to work out and be persistent with our efforts. However, we have little time blocked out to do it.

This is where a home gym can be effective for you. Don’t get me wrong, gym memberships are a great thing to have as well. However, having an area set aside for exercise can be a valuable asset to people that make fitness a high priority.

I created this product review buying guide to help you make educated decisions on what equipment to invest in based upon your fitness goals.

What’s Your Budget?

No matter what type of fitness equipment you're in the market for, you will always have your choice of multiple price points to choose from.

My suggestion is to purchase the best quality equipment within your budget and if you are able to sacrifice by not purchasing non-essential items (i.e. dining out, clothing, shoes, hobbies) even if for a short period of time, then go for it…


Because your health is worth more than any non-essential physical item.

I highly recommend that you view your fitness equipment purchases as an investment in your long-term health.

As long as its within your budget and meets your requirements.

How Is The Quality?

I know that it’s difficult to determine the quality of a piece of equipment if you haven’t seen it in-person, which is why it’s extremely important to read the reviews posted by consumers that purchased it.

While reading the reviews, pay special attention to comments relating to the construction of the unit or accessory…

Comments such as it being sturdy, comfortable, and so on.

You can visually see if the unit appears to be solidly built.

Is It A Trusted Brand?

While even trusted brands manufacture the occasion lemon, I’d still be willing to spend my money on purchasing their fitness equipment and accessories as opposed to a no-name brand.


More often times than not, the trusted brand have perfected the manufacturing of the equipment due to the many years they’ve had to improve the design and correct flaws.

How Is It Rated By Other Consumers?

This is one of the most important sections in this guide, because while I can provide you with some solid guidelines which can be a bit biased.

There’s no arguing with several consumers that have spent their hard-earned money on the very same fitness equipment that you may be interested in purchasing.

It’s pretty simple to research what’s considered the best of the best based upon the reviews left by the consumers whom have purchased them.

Remember, to make sure there are at least 50 plus positive reviews with a rating of at least 4.0.

You have to remember that most consumers do not leave reviews even if they’re satisfied with their purchase.

However, unsatisfied people will go out of their way to leave negative reviews.

So, if you come across a piece of fitness equipment that have a lot of positive reviews, more often times than not it means it’s a good product.

With that being said, if there are tons of positive reviews, just imagine the 90% plus of those consumers whom like the device but didn’t bother to leave a review.

This is why you can feel safe purchasing fitness equipment that has some negative reviews, because the majority of consumers loved it.

Keep in mind that not everyone will be satisfied no matter how good a unit is, and that’s okay.

You can’t please everyone.

Sites like Amazon make it extremely easy to find exercise equipment with the highest ratings.

All you have to do is search for product type (e.g. treadmills) and then select “sort by Avg. Customer Review” as this displays the machines that have 5-star ratings first.

Then view the equipment that interest you based upon some of the criteria that I’ve provided in this guide.

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Below, you can check out my reviews on a variety of fitness equipment and accessories.

Fitness Accessories

Stability Balls Medicine Balls
Exercise Bands Exercise Mats
Fitness Planners Workout Gloves
Jump Ropes Jumping Trainers
Protective Flooring Sauna Suits
Step Platforms Bodyweight Scales
Skinfold Body Fat Calipers Ankle Weights

Cardio Training

Elliptical Trainers Upright Exercise Bikes
Recumbent Exercise Bikes Rowers
Step Machines Treadmills

Fitness Technology

Fitness Trackers Heart Rate Monitors
Pedometers Running GPS Units
Sports Watches Stopwatches

Strength Training

Arm Machines Back Machines
Barbells Benches
Core & Abdominal Trainers Dip Stands
Dumbbells Hand Strengtheners
Home Gyms Inversion Equipment
Kettlebells Leg Machines
Barbell Plates Pull-Up Bars
Push Up Bars Smith Machines
Weight Belts Weight Racks
Weight Vests Wrist Weights
Barbell Sets

Women’s Shoes

Walking Shoes Cycling Shoes
Running Shoes Golf Shoes
Cross Training Shoes Bowling Shoes

Men’s Shoes

Walking Shoes Cycling Shoes
Running Shoes Golf Shoes
Cross Training Shoes Bowling Shoes