The Best (Cheap) Home Workout Equipment

As a broke and busy college student, its often hard to rationalize spending money on a gym membership or taking the time off to actually get to the gym. Lately, I’ve been focusing more on what I can do at home to workout. I use equipment I got at Walmart or Amazon, and follow along with videos I find online. Below I have my own personal favorite at home work out equipment that is super cheap. No more excuses!

1. Workout Mat.

An essential to any home workout. Use it to stretch out, do abs, or yoga. This is my personal favorite HERE.

2. Resistance Bands.

 These are a great asset to any workouts. Pinterest offers an infinite amount of ideas for workouts using these, from ab to butt workouts. A simple, but effective workout piece, and can be found for super cheap on Amazon.

3. Dumbells.

 No home workout is complete without some dumbbells. I have a set of 5 pound and 10 pound, but it's really a personal preference on the weight. I find that Walmart has some nice cheap ones HERE. And I actually got mine at a garage sale for a dollar.

4. Jump Rope.

 No need to spend a ton of money on a jump rope. A jump rope is a great way to get cardio in without having to actually run. Just make sure you have enough space!

5. Ankle Weights.

Another one of my favorite pieces that are super cheap for a pair at Walmart. Putting these on intensifies any workout, and they come in a range of weights. My favorite thing to do with these is any butt workout.

6. Protein Powder.

Not technically equipment, but important none-the-less. I add this to smoothies after a workout, and it has a great flavor. I’ve tried a few protein powders, but this vanilla bean powder is cheap and delicious. It makes the smoothies taste like a milkshake!