The Best Home Gym Equipment of 2019 – Your Must Have’s For 2020

the best home gym equipment of 2019

With 2019 coming to a close, 2020 is just brimming with opportunity! With the new year will most likely come resolutions to get yourself in better shape. I’m here to say that you don’t need to waste your time and money on a gym membership. Instead, take a look my top picks for the best home gym equipment of 2019 that you need to start the new year!

I have gone back over the reviews I have done previously and picked out what I think is essential to starting your own home gym. You can get one or all of these to set yourself up for success in 2020!

Why do I think doing fitness yourself, at home, is important? I have several reasons, so please allow me talk from my own experience for a moment and see if any of this resonates with you.

I am not a member of a gym. Sure, gyms have their place and offer some great choices for equipment and learning. However, I personally cannot justify the monthly cost when I consider how much I’d actually use the membership! I know myself and have seen time and time again with those around me, gym memberships go unused.

Whether its life taking over or lack of motivation, many (not all) people find that they just can’t get to the gym on a consistent basis. If there is anything that measures fitness success, it’s consistency.

I find it much easier to maintain exercise consistency when I simply have to walk into my living room to work out.

Secondly, I spend enough time away from my family during the day due to work. I want to be around my wife and kids as much as possible. I feel I wouldn’t be able to do that if I were spending time at the gym every day.

While on the topic of my wife and kids, I also feel like them seeing me work out and take care of my body sets an example and encourages them to do the same.

I want to encourage you that great results can be had from the comfort of your own home. If you commit yourself, gain some knowledge, and have some good quality equipment, fitness doesn’t have to be overwhelming or expensive!

If you don’t want to just take my word for it, check out this article from Livestrong.com that talks about 10 reasons to work out at home instead of a gym.

That’s the reason this site exists!

If you are on board with me, let me go over, what I think from my own research, are the key pieces of equipment for a successful and fit 2020. Their will be three different categories that span the scope of your needs: Tracking, Working Out, and Recovery.

*A little note before we begin: While I will write a brief blurb about each item, I will post a link to my full review and a link to where you can purchase.

Tracking – The Importance of Knowledge

Being able to track your fitness and results is key to your success. You need to know what is working, what isn’t, and how that needs to change. I believe these are the best products to help you do that:

The FITINDEX Bluetooth Body Fat Scale

The FITINDEX Bluetooth Body Fat Scale

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Where to Purchase: Amazon.com (The white version has an additional 5% off coupon attached to it!)

Giving yourself a baseline before you begin any workout program gives you a huge leg up and this scale gives you so much more than just your weight. It is extremely easy to use, syncs with your phone’s health apps, and can give you 13 body composition measurements including BMI, body fat percentage, lean body mass, bone mass, and more!

It is also well-constructed, with the ability to hold a maximum weight of nearly 400lbs! Keeping track of your progress can’t get any easier than this!

Check out my full review of the FITINDEX here!

The TRIBE Water-Resistant Cell Phone Arm Band Holder

The best home gym equipment of 2019

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Where to Purchase: Amazon.com

I’m a big fan of walking and running for cardio and this cell phone arm band holder has revolutionized the way I do these activities. I’m not all that big on fitness trackers (though I did do a review of a great budget-friendly option here, in case you are), so in order to track my outdoor exercise, I need my phone with me. Before purchasing this, I used to just hold my phone, which was kind of annoying. Now, I don’t have to worry about that.

TRIBE has a version for any size cell phone you may have, a spot to hold a house key and headphone wires, and a wide variety of colors to fit your personal style. It looks great, is comfortable, keeps your phone secure from falling, and keeps it dry (both from sweat and rain). If you enjoy walking or running, this is a must for your cardio sessions!

Check out my full review of the TRIBE band here!

Working Out – Tools To Build and Tone Lean Muscle

Now that we have our perfect set up, let’s get into the meat of your workouts. What follows are my top equipment picks for your at-home workouts.

The Perfect Pushup Elite

The Perfect Push Up Review

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Where to Purchase: Amazon.com

Whether you are just starting to work out or you are a veteran, the pushup is one of the most important exercises to master. The Perfect Pushup is a simple way to take this basic exercise to the next level, as the added twisting motion during the pushup works more muscle groups. They can be done with any pushup variation you can think of, as well.

They are extremely portable, safe, versatile, and they don’t take up much space at all. They are perfect (no pun intended) for taking on vacation and come with a sample workout schedule! All-in-all, they are a tool that I would highly recommend making a part of your routine.

Lastly, they can be combined with our next item to up the intensity when you are ready for that!

Check out my full review of the Perfect Pushup Elite here!

Bodylastics Resistance Bandsbodylastics 19 piece set

Where to Purchase: Amazon.com

Without a doubt, this is one of the most effective muscle building products I have ever had the privilege of using. They are the reason I was able to gain 20lbs of muscle after never being able to do so before!

These are not like any other resistance bands you may have tried. They feature safe, anti-snap technology, stackable resistance, and several sets of varying total weight to perfectly suit your needs.

Like the Perfect Pushup (which they can be used with for resisted pushups), they can also go anywhere you do, while not taking up much room in your suitcase.

If you are looking to safely build serious muscle on a budget, you can’t do much better than Bodylastics.

Check out my full review of Bodylastics here!

Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbells 552

Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbells 552

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Where to Purchase: Amazon.com

Let’s face it. Full sets of dumbbells are not only expensive, but they take up a ton of room and can’t be easily transported on your next vacation. Enter the Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbells 552. There are just two dumbbells that, with the turn of a dial, can be set to anywhere from 5-52.5 lbs!

They get high marks from me for being so space-efficient and affordable for free weights. Bowflex also offers an app with workouts to be used with the dumbbells and the ability to journal progress, which are nice perks.

Lastly, this list is not the only one SelectTech has made. They were also chosen for Men’s Health’s 2019 “Best At Home Fitness” list!

Check out my full review of the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells here!

Recovery – Taking Care Of Yourself

It’s one thing to get in a great workout. However, it’s another thing to maximize your results with a solid recovery strategy once you are done. Here are my top post-workout picks!

The TriggerPoint Grid Foam Roller

a trigger point grid foam roller

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Where to Purchase: Amazon.com

While you may not be familiar with foam rolling after your workout, it’s really something you should get into. It has the ability to speed your muscle recovery while decreasing your muscle tension, getting you ready in time for your next workout.

The TriggerPoint Foam roller is a great option as it has three different textures depending on what type of feel you are going for. It is durable, comes in a variety of colors, and includes free access to a video library to teach you how to use it most effectively.

If you are willing to put some time into learning how to use it correctly, the TriggerPoint would be well worth your investment and quite helpful to your recovery efforts in 2020.

Check out my full review of the TriggerPoint Grid Foam Roller here!

Garden Of Life Raw Mealgarden of life raw meal

Where to Purchase: Amazon.com

Nutritional recovery is just as, if not more important that physical recovery. In fact, they work hand in hand. That’s why I look for a protein powder that is clean, dense in nutrients, and isn’t going to set me back a ton.

That’s where Garden of Life Raw Meal comes in. Organic, vegan, full of raw fruits and vegetables, probiotics, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and 20 grams of protein make it a great addition to your recovery efforts.

To be perfectly honest, it tastes pretty awful if only mixed with milk (or almond milk, as is suggested), but makes a wonderfully healthy addition to a smoothie! I used it as my go-to in combination with the Bodylastics bands, and, as I mentioned before, it was integral in me gaining 20lbs of lean muscle!

I would highly recommend it!

Check out my full review of Garden of Life Raw Meal here!

Make 2020 The Year You Take Control Of Your Fitness

There you have it! These are my picks for the best home gym equipment of 2019 that I think are essential to your 2020 goals. I know they have been crucial to mine! I hope you will try out some or all of these suggestions and achieve more than you thought possible with them!

If you are ready to purchase now in preparation for the new year, click any of the Amazon text links provided for each product, or click on the picture links below to go straight to your desired product!

Let me know your thoughts in the comments! Can you see yourself using any of these products in the next year? Have you used any of them before? If so, what was your experience? Know of another product I should take a look at or have questions about the ones presented? Feel free to leave your thoughts and questions below!

Until next time, Happy New Year everyone! May 2020 be a year of healthy fitness choices! Thanks for your support for the site so far!

God bless and happy workouts!

Steve