If you have a friend or family member starting their fitness journey, why not help them stock up on some home gym essentials this holiday season? Our team has curated a short list of equipment that will set a strong foundation for your loved one to build on as they get stronger and expand their home gym.
If your fitness beginner is starting out in a commercial gym instead, you can check out this gift guide for more options.
Jump ropes are one of the most underrated pieces of home gym equipment. Cost-effective, compact and an amazing way to get a warm-up in. The perfect stocking stuffer for any fitness beginner, whether they're working out at home or heading to the gym.
A good set of dumbbells are a staple for any gym, regardless of how long you've been working out. We recommend getting a set your giftee can expand on as they progress. We love these because the rubber used doesn’t have the strong new car smell that comes with other dumbbells.
Adjustable dumbbells are a great option if the person you have in mind is an apartment dweller or is low on space in their home gym. You can replace a dumbbell set in just a few square feet of space with dumbbells from brands like PowerBlock and Nuobell.
Starting a fitness journey can be a humbling and, well… painful experience. Help them ease their soreness with a foam roller that helps release tension without the added bite of harsher foam rollers we’d recommend to longtime athletes.
As a fitness beginner, it can be challenging to figure out what workouts to start with and how to perform new exercises with good form. The nordic track vault houses all the equipment they need to work out, and the mirror display allows them to follow virtual classes while checking their form. Truly an all-in-one solution for a small space home gym.
TRX Trainers are another convenient all-in-one option with many unique exercises. Easy to set up and take down using a door anchor, TRX Trainers are perfect for anyone that wants to get a full-body workout without creating a designated home gym space. Bonus: there are hundreds of TRX-specific workouts for your gym beginner to follow on youtube.