Recently, a friend reached out to me for help setting up a gym at her office.  Her company is converting an empty office into a workout room and she called me to get some equipment ideas for what she should buy to get the most bang for her company’s buck.  We talked for a few minutes and I gave her some ideas, and promised to get back in touch with her with more ideas; and then it hit me! I’m sure a lot of people often wonder what equipment they should purchase for home, travel, or office workouts; so I decided to put together my list of recommended equipment and share it with you!


I would recommend starting out with a few pieces of equipment and adding as you get stronger or want to add variety to your workouts.  If you have any questions about what to purchase, please feel free to contact me.


Swiss Balls



Rssistance Bands
  • Resistance Bands
  • Can be used instead of dumbbells for a variety of weight resistance exercises
  • Easy to pack for travel
  • Unless elderly or using for rehab, yellow and green will probably be too light
  • very light gauge (yellow)
  • light gauge (green)
  • medium gauge (red)
  • heavy gauge (blue)
  • very heavy gauge (purple)



TRX Suspension Trainer
  • TRX Suspension Trainer
  • Uses body weight as resistance
  • Provides excellent core workout
  • Provides total body workout with one piece of equipment



Medicine Balls






BOSU Balance Trainer
  • BOSU Balance Trainer
  • Can be used for balance, core work, strength training
  • Can be used as shown or flipped so flat side is up



  • Kettlebells
  • Excellent for recruiting stabilizer muscles during weight lifting
  • Very different type of exercise



Large Strength Training Machines and Equipment 





Mats/Stretching Items



Cardio Equipment


  • Questions:
  • What home or office exercise equipment do you recommend?
  • What’s your favorite home exercise to do?
  • Does your office have a gym or exercise room?


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