Are you tired of the same old gym routine? Maybe you don’t have time to go to the gym, or you just don’t like it. Well, have no fear! You can set up your own home gym and get in shape without ever leaving your house. And I’m not talking about a few dusty weights and a treadmill crammed into the corner of your living room. I’m talking about a real home gym that you actually want to use.

Moving your body is so important to your overall health and a home gym can be a great place to start. It’s also an popular option for seasoned athletes looking to free up time and have access to a dedicated exercise space whenever they need.

No matter what your fitness goals are, creating a home gym doesn’t have to break the bank or take a tonne of time.

Here’s how to do it.

Setup The Space Around Your Fitness Goals

When you first start working from home, it’s important to take some time to think about what type of exercise you want to do and how often. What type of exercise do you enjoy? This can help guide how much space you’ll need and what type of equipment you’ll use most.

For example, if you enjoy running and your goal is to run a marathon, a treadmill would make sense. Or if you want to build muscle, find out what weights you need. You should also consider if the area you have lends itself to the space you need for the movements. A tiny office will make it hard to fit in a smith machine!

But don’t let these logistics stop you from getting started – even a small space can be used for a great workout. Just get creative and be sure to set up your home gym in a way that works best for you.

Find A Place To Set Up

How you set up your home gym space will be based on the types of exercises you want to do and the amount of equipment you have. You can use a guest bedroom, the garage or even the basement to create a makeshift gym. If you don’t have a lot of equipment, your backyard, driveway or even a small corner in the living room could suffice.

Keep in mind that you might need to place a mat or foam tiles down to protect your floors (and your joints) depending on the exercises you want to do. Ultimately, figure out what works best for you and go for it! Creating a designated home gym space can help increase your motivation to work out and help you get into better shape.

Find Out What Exercises You Want To Do

Choosing the right equipment centres around figuring out what exercises you want to do. If you want to improve your fitness, cardio equipment such as an exercise bike or rowing machine. If building strength is more your goal then you’ll need weights and bars, benches or a strength rack that can help you get your pump going with some curls and lifts.

Whatever sort of exercise you want to do – and anything you can imagine yourself doing long-term – will determine what equipment you’ll require in the beginning.

When it comes to exercise, whilst consistency is important, so is variety. Setting up your workouts with a combination of cardio and strength training exercises can help to keep you motivated, improve your fitness and help to prevent injury.

Here’s a list of home gym essentials we recommend to get started:

Basics

  • Double Grip Medicine Balls
    Double Grip Medicine Balls
    $65.00$90.00
  • resistance bands for sale brisbane
    Mini Resistance Bands – Set of 3 High Resistance
    $69.00
  • mini resistance bands for sale brisbane
    Mini Resistance Bands – Set of 3 Low Resistance
    $59.00
  • knee wraps for sale brisbane
    Knee Wraps – 2.5m
    $59.90

Additional Categories

Once you hone in on your goals, the right exercises and equipment will help you reach them. These are the focus areas.

Cardio

  • WaterRower Classic
    WaterRower Classic
    $2,299.00
  • Treadmill Mat - 200 x 100cm
    Treadmill Mat – 200 x 100cm
    $79.00
  • recumbent exercise bike for sale in brisbane
    Bodyworx ARX700 Recumbent Bike
    $1,299.00
  • pure design AB10 air bike
    Pure Design AB10 Air Bike
    $1,399.00

Strength

There are also a number of functional training exercises you can do with weight vests, ropes boxes, swiss balls and bodyweight movements that offer a practical strength with little equipment necessary.

  • weight bench for sale in brisbane
    Commercial Adjustable Bench
    $399.00
  • jerk blocks for sale in Brisbane
    Wooden Jerk Blocks Set
    $899.00
  • Body-Solid Seated Leg Extension & Supine Curl (GLCE365)
    Body-Solid Seated Leg Extension & Supine Curl (GLCE365)
    $899.00
  • 120kg Commercial Half Rack Package
    120kg Commercial Half Rack Package
    $1,585.00

Boxing

  • H20 Water Boxing Bags
    H20 Water Boxing Bags
    $299.00$399.00
  • boxing bag for sale in brisbane
    Punch Trophy Getters 4ft Boxing Bag
    $299.00
  • Punch Mexican Fuerte Round Shield
    Punch Mexican Fuerte Round Shield
    $149.99
  • Punch Armadillo Safety Focus Pads
    Punch Armadillo Safety Focus Pads
    $109.99

Additional Items For Your Home Gym

In addition to the traditional equipment, there are a few items you’ll want to have handy to make your workouts smoother. A fan or air conditioning will help keep you cool, a towel to wipe away the sweat (good hygiene shouldn’t stop at home), a mirror to see your progress and technique and a whiteboard to write down workouts instead of reading from your phone. Adding a storage system will also help keep your space tidy and ready every time you come back. 

  • 3 Tier Kettlebell Rack
    3 Tier Kettlebell Rack
    $299.00
  • Large Gym Equipment Storage Rack
    Large Gym Equipment Storage Rack
    $1,099.00
  • olympic bumper plate storage rack for sale brisbane
    Bumper Plate Rack Trolley
    $139.00
  • Body-Solid X Bumper Plate Tree (GWT66)
    Body-Solid X Bumper Plate Tree (GWT66)
    $329.00

Setup A Home Gym With Redfit Today

Looking for a gym equipment specialist to help set up your home gym? Look no further than Redfit!

We have a wide range of cardio equipment including treadmills, cross trainers, exercise bikes and rowers as well as high-quality weight benches and heaps more. We offer our gym equipment for sale or hire, so you can tailor it to your style of working out. Whatever it is you need to build your dream home workout space, we can help.

Our team is always on hand to help you get started —  or to give you advice if you want to change up your routine.

The best advice, service and communication I have received from a fitness equipment retailer. Highly recommended.
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00:01 09 May 20
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11:05 22 Apr 20
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04:47 12 Apr 20
Very helpful great knowledge on product and fitness progams thank you for your help
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Jo Booth
07:29 23 Feb 20
Very helpful great knowledge on product and fitness progams thank you for your help
Jo Booth
Jo Booth
07:28 23 Feb 20
Fantastic place! Brett was super helpful in-store helping me choose the right piece of equipment for my home gym. He even came and installed it that evening in my garage!Cannot thank these guys enough, will definitely be back next time I am in need of good quality gym equipment!
Jake Griffin
Jake Griffin
22:07 30 Jan 20
Totally recommend for all sporting equipment.
Rudy Belmonte
Rudy Belmonte
03:41 17 Dec 19
Went to visit Redfit two weeks ago to look at Pilates reformers. There were two on display and the third model they stocked had just been sold so Brett put it together for us right there and then (even though it was the cheapest of the three options). I went away and did some more research including driving down to the Gold Coast to Pilates world, who were very nice but their prices weren’t as competitive as Bretts and they were going to charge to put the reformer together and again for delivery.I went back on Sunday afternoon to visit Brett at Redfit and purchased an align Pilates reformer with Four accessories which he gave me 20% off each accessory and it was delivered to my apartment less than three hours later where Brett assembled the machine all for free! The best service I’ve had by anyone in the year and a half I’ve lived in Australia!I highly recommend Brett and Redfit for any fitness or Pilates equipment.
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01:34 23 Oct 19
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05:29 20 Sep 19
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01:11 04 Sep 19
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Sumit Panjwani
01:11 04 Sep 19
Despite the shoddy service which proliferates these days, RedFit is a blast from the past, where good service is paramount and doing the best for a customer just seems to come naturally. From the first enquiry, the service was unbelievably superb and the price for extras like delivery, installation and removal of old equipment, was so modestly priced that it reflects another time. RedFit has my unqualified recommendation.
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Terry Hughes
04:31 03 Aug 19
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Kristin
01:39 23 Jun 19
Recently purchased the M1 Align Pilates reformer from Redfit. Brett delivered the reformer and set it up on the same day of purchase. Really impressed with his customer service, and I'm loving the reformer as well!
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01:39 23 Jun 19
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11:46 23 Jan 19
Did a heap of research before buying a 7 foot barbell from Redfit. Was the same price as other stores but the quality was way better than any other store. Very happy with the purchase.
Qamar Sky
Qamar Sky
11:46 23 Jan 19
Brett and his team were amazing. He helped me figure out how to modify a half rack to fit into home. I needed to drop 150mm and he gave me three options. It worked perfectly and they went to a lot of effort to make sure I was able to load it in and get it home. Really can't recommend Brett and his team enough.
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02:24 14 Dec 18
I put in a lot of research before settling on my cross trainer. It is amazing but the service given by Brett each time I purchase an item from Redfit is exceptional. He really goes the extra mile and is an absolute pleasure to deal with. Thank you so much Brett. Will use your store for all our fitness requirements in the future.
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10:27 07 Dec 18
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