If heading out of the house to fit some exercise time in seems like waaay too much effort, don’t worry — we’ve been there. It’s probably why the concept of home gyms have been gaining in popularity with these days, really, with fitness junkies having multiple rooms dedicated to exercise alone.
You don’t need rooms and rooms of exercise equipment to stay fit, though: if you’re compromised on space, trust us, a mini workout corner is more than enough. Here are some excellent tips as to how to build a workout corner for under SGD50 with inexpensive and space-efficient equipment. Workout motivation not included!
1. Pull rope fitness resistance bands
These resistance bands are particularly great if you’re looking to train your chest, back, arms, and shoulders! These also happen to be portable and made of a lightweight material, so you can literally move them from area to area of your workout space with no issue.
2. Chin up bar
Strengthen your upper body and core with a chin up bar installed strategically along your door frame. Not only will it be a good reminder to work out whenever you pass it, but they’re inexpensive and save on space, too. Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds?
3. Ab twist board
Blast your core and abs with this handy ab twist board! Small enough to even fit under your desk, you can bring it out whenever you need to burn some calories or trim that tummy. Oh, and did we mention that it tones your gams, too? A multi-purpose piece of gym equipment, this definitely is.
There’s no better or space-efficient way as to how to build a workout corner for under SGD50 by getting yourself a series of dumbbells and weights! There are a lot of inexpensive options out there from sports stores and online, so make sure to do your research thoroughly to hunt down the best option for you.
5. Yoga mat
A yoga mat is super versatile and portable, making it a perfect addition to your home’s workout corner. Plus, you can do anything from yoga stretches to pilates on it, which pretty much makes it a multi-purpose powerhouse in your lineup. (You can even use it to lounge around and eat chips— who’s to know?)
You can purchase yoga mats from a variety of places. From yoga specialty stores such as Touch The Toes and OMgoing, or even Watsons and Decathlon. The price ranges from SGD20 for a basic mat to up to SGD100+ for customised ones.
6. Push up bar stand
It can be so hard to motivate yourself to do a round of push ups, but trust us, it’s a little easier when you have this guy in your workout corner. Padded with a non-slip grip for enhanced stability and small enough to stash in a cupboard, this push up bar stand is really going to motivate you to pick up your push up count.
7. Gym ball
A little clumsy on your feet? Build up your balance and core strength by doing a series of exercises on a gym ball. It also helps developing overall body muscle, is washable, and extremely lightweight so you can place it just about anywhere in your makeshift home gym.
8. Leg muscle fitness workout exercise machine
Uh, what is that? We know, this contraption might look a little strange at first sight, but this leg muscle fitness workout exercise machine actually helps shape your thighs, strengthen your arms, and tone your legs amongst everything! Have no idea how to use it? Check out this handy tutorial right here.
9. Skipping rope
Jumping rope is not just limited to kids playtime! Skipping actually helps train your legs, arms, and build up core strength, which is a pretty good payoff considering how affordable and accessible they are. You can pick one up at major supermarkets, or even your corner mama shop. Not forgetting how lightweight, portable, and space-efficient they are too, of course!
10. Abs wheel
Want to get abs so ripped they rival Pierre Png in that infamous Crazy Rich Asians scene? Well you can with a lot of hard work, dedication, and a nifty abs wheel! Simply push the wheel forward until your whole body is extended, pull back to your original position, and repeat.
Deceptively easy to use, and effective? No wonder an abs wheel is considered to be a essential as to how to build a mini workout corner at home. It certainly helps that it is space efficient and affordable too!
Don’t get this mixed up with your dumbbells just yet! The kettlebell differs slightly from your traditional weights, but it is also known to be one of the best and most versatile piece of gym equipment, especially if you have limited space available. From goblet squats to lunges, trust us, you’re can get a full-body workout with just this baby alone.
12. Medicine balls
This classic weighted ball actually allows for a wide variety of workouts while toning virtually your entire body, from your quads, glutes, calves to your abs! It helps that most places sell them in a set, too, so you can start small with the lightest ball before working your way up.
13. Foam tiles
Protect your floors and your joints with these foam tiles! Not only can you pick a stylish design to match your interior, but they also work as a safe and great surface for when you conduct your workouts.