Home Gym Essentials

A Complete Guide to a fully equipped home gym. 90% of items can be purchased on Amazon but I also included a few more expensive add-ons.

There’s nothing more convenient and motivating than setting up a gym (even if it’s just a corner in a room).

Free Weights

81OWaloHaqL._SL1500_

Resistance Bands

91QfAaApzcL._SL1500_

TRX Training Slam Ball (6-50lbs)

71Wixfq1e8L._SL1000_

Kettlebell

81KqhQyDMtL._SL1500_

Non Slip Yoga Mat

71yUCW4B5DL._SL1500_

Yoga Blocks

81xT4xrd3eL._SL1500_

BlenderBottle Classic Loop Top Shaker Bottle 3-Pack

71FP74k9ySL._SL1500_

Hydro Flask Watter Bottle 24 oz.

61+Fi2Obl8L._SL1500_

5 in 1 Foam Roller Set (includes Massage Roller with End Caps, Muscle Roller Stick, Stretching Strap, Double Lacrosse Peanut, Spikey Plantar Fasciitis Ball)

71qWKpF2IBL._SL1500_.jpg

Peloton Bike or Tread (use code DNU39U)

Is Peloton really worth it?

Peloton1_800x

 

Power Cage (Squad Rack) with weight bench

71x268a8dVL._SL1500_

Aside from a pricy bike and rack, you can get your dream home gym set up for under $500. Happy shopping!

 

Training Shoes

Screen Shot 2020-02-28 at 5.51.55 PM

Advertisements

Is Peloton Bike worth it?

How did all this started?

I used to be addicted to SoulCycle. I lived across the street from the Marin studio and loved going there at least once a week. On a good week I’d go 3 times! I loved the music, dark studio and the energy of the instructors, but after a while, I realized that there are more convenient options available.

This got me thinking about the Peloton bike. It took me a few month to go for it but I have not had any regrets. The bike itself cost about $2,550 which you can finance with 0% APR via Affirm. You will also want to get some accessories from them like shoes or weights. They offer different packages for purchasing the bike with accessories based on what you need and how many people will actually use the bike regularly.

Processed with VSCO with c3 preset

What do I need to purchase?

I ended up buying the bike with the floor mat and heart rate monitor. I recommend getting the floor mat to save your floors/carpet. Their crew will install everything for you at the time of delivery.

The weights can be purchased elsewhere, like Amazon. I have 4 lbs weights I use, however 2 lbs will be just enough. Trust me.

The shoes can be purchased from another brand from REI or Amazon, you’ll need to also purchase a 3 bolt cleat like a SPD-SL or LOOK Delta. I ordered a pair from Amazon and they didn’t fit well. As a result, I ended up buying the Peloton shoes and I’m really happy with the fit and quality.

Why I love my Peloton?

Convenience.

Placed right in your living room or garage, you don’t even have to leave your house. It’s available to you to use 24/7. Anytime I catch myself bored on the couch, I go for a easy 15 min ride or one of the 30-45 min classes.

Price.

Paying $58-100 per month for the bike financing plus $39 subscriptions is less than people spend on the gym, and it’s definitely cheaper than SoulCycle. Personally, I was spending the same amount at SoulCycle in a week vs a month with Pelo.

SoulCycle is $36, Cyclebar is $25), or you buy a 20-class package from Soulcycle for $600.

Variety.

You can choose from different class options like HIIT, Tabata, Beginner Rides, and many, many more. I never feel stuck doing the same work out. You can even “just ride” while watching Netflix.

Real Time Metrics.

You can see your progress and stats for every class you take. Heart rate, speed, miles, etc. You also have a leaderboard for an extra push if you’re the competitive type.

Not just cycling.

I think people often assume that Peloton is just spinning. Nope. You have access to thousands of yoga classes, weight training, indoor and outdoor running, bootcamps, and cardio. All for $39 per month.

Apply Watch compatible.

Lastly, Peloton just came out with their own app for the Apple Watch which makes tracking your workouts and stats even easier.

 

If you're interested in trying out the bike or three, use my code 
DNU39U for a $100 OFF accessories. You will love it.