Working out at home sounds easy, but it isn’t always—especially if you don’t have the right equipment! We obviously have a huge soft spot for home gyms, and every year there seems to be more and more home gym sets that pop up on the market with new and cool configurations and functions. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the best home gyms we’ve seen in 2021!
Best Home Gyms 2021
Best Portable Gym
If you like to do your workouts in different areas of your home or often find yourself travelling, the BodyBoss 2.0 Full Portable Home Gym is the one. It has the ability to give you a full-body workout pretty much anywhere with its resistance bands and collapsible resistance bar.
Best Smart Gym
Smart technology can make any activity more convenient. If you’re super techy and like to stay active, the Tonal Home Gym is going to be your new favourite thing. It’s like a Peloton, but a whole gym version. You can choose from many different workouts run by personal trainers based on your goals, while tracking your sets and timings. The Tonal system also gives you the most up-to-date information on your performance.
Best All-In-One Machine
We mean this in the most literal way. The Force USE G20 All-In-One Trainer really does allow you to do it all, so there’s an obvious financial and space investment needed for this home gym. However, if you’re serious about your at-home workouts, there’s no better machine. It gives you the components to do over 400 exercises—an entire professional gym’s worth— and is compact enough to fit within rooms with standard ceiling heights. With all those apparatus and weight stacks, ensure you have some serious gym flooring in place before you make the purchase.
Best Budget Home Gym
For those looking to get fit but to keep it as affordable as possible, look no further than the Proform Sport CT Multi-Function Bench. While it doesn’t have a ton of bells and whistles, it has everything you need to get your sweat on. The padded bench can switch between two positions and comes with an 80 lb weight set.
Best Machine for Small Home Gyms
You can still get a good workout in at home if you’re working with a smaller area. Something that can be folded and stored when not in use is usually a favourite for this category, and that’s precisely what you’ll get from the Total Gym Versatile Home Workout Machine. Though it’s compact, it can still offer over 80 exercises at 10 different levels of resistance.
No matter the setup or equipment you choose to utilize, an imperative, but often overlooked aspect of home gyms is the flooring. Gym floors of any kind should always be thick enough and durable enough to protect your flooring from the wear and tear caused by cardio and strength training equipment as well as the damage caused from dropping heavy weight. Having the appropriate amount of shock absorption from your flooring isn’t only needed to protect your subfloor—it also protects your joints from excess pressure while adding extra traction. Always make sure your gym flooring is the first thing that gets installed, and then start planning and buying all your favourite home gym equipment!