Everything you need for home workouts

You don't need a professional gym to get an excellent workout in.

A woman working out

by Isabel Martins |
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Whether you don't like working out at the gym or going to one simply isn't feasible, you can still get a thorough and tiring workout from home.

And you don't need to have a fully kitted out gym to do so. In fact, with just a few essential items, such as a pair of adjustable dumbbells or a resistance training band, you can have just as good of a workout as you would in a gym or in a workout class.

Additionally, many workout classes these days require certain equipment, be it kettlebells or even a skipping rope.

Regardless of whether you're trying to get into shape for your New Year's resolution, or you're trying out a new hobby, with a few basic outfits, you can easily train from the comfort of your own home and still achieve your desired results.

There are a lot of choices when it comes to workout equipment, so we've searched high and low and rounded up the best home workout essentials, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned veteran.

New Year, New You.

The best home workout essentials this January:

Best for all workouts
Gritin Resistance Bands
Price: £7.98


With five different resistance levels and plenty of colours to choose from, these resistance bands

Best for all workouts


This is an excellent product, with strong red nuts that secure and keep in place several weight

Best for cardio or HIIT workouts
Gritin Skipping Rope

Rrp: £9.99

Price: £6.99


If you're looking for a comfortable, lightweight, and budget-friendly skipping rope, then this is

Best for abdominal exercises
Body Sculpture BB6000 Ab Trimmer

Rrp: £30.99

Price: £29.44
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JD Williams£29.99View offer
Decathlon£32.99View offer


If you're looking to target your abdominal muscles, this is an excellent piece of workout

Best for resistance training


If your workouts and training sessions involve lifting weights, then you'll need to protect your

Best for boxing workouts


Whether you're trying out a new hobby or boxing is part of your workout, you're going to need a

Kayman Multi-Purpose Exercise Mat

Rrp: £11.99

Price: £9.99


Available in multiple colours, this versatile, foam exercise mat is a must-have if you're

Beenax Muscle Roller Stick
Price: £13.99


Regardless of your workout choice, a muscle roller stick is a superb way of helping relieve muscle

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