The 8 best workout equipment you need for your home gym in 2021
New year, new you. So how about new additions to your home gym?
After the ball drops, many New Year’s resolutions involve dropping a few pounds and getting back in shape after the holiday eating marathons come to a close for the season.
Many gyms are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that shouldn’t stop you from achieving your workout goals in 2021, and home-fitness companies are here to help.
The Post tracked down the best home gym equipment out there, ranging from high-impact bikes and rowing machines, to mirrors and wall-mounts that take up little to no floor space but still pack a punch.
Take a look at the picks below and start building your dream home studio, so you’ll be ready to go on Day 1 of the new year.
Take a break from your bike, and take a look in the mirror for a new way to work out.
The Tempo Studio is a new fitness device perfect for any wall in your home, transforming it into a gym in an instant. The six-foot easel-like setup has a built-in 42-inch HD touchscreen and only takes up about three feet of floor space. Then, step back about eight feet, giving you plenty of space and range of motion for any type of workout. The classes are held right on-screen, inspiring you to get going from your own home.
“I’ve had Tempo since July. I was falling into a slump mentally and physically, but ever since I started doing the programs and classes I’ve done a 180. It’s the sense of accountability taking the classes/programs that keep you consistent, and it was just what I needed. Best quarantine purchase,” reads a glowing review on the site.
Take a good hard look in the mirror and decide this is the year for health and wellness.
Lululemon had the same thinking, introducing the Mirror as a must-have for your home gym. The Mirror mounts on the wall, taking up no floor space at all, and lets you dictate your own workout regimen. This life-sized workout class, starting at $39 per month, brings instructors right into your home, well, digitally, as they are projected on the Mirror’s screen, letting you follow along while also making sure you are keeping good form.
Through Dec. 4, the Mirror is on sale, offering a $100 discount on the device itself plus free white-glove delivery and installation, a $250 value.
Row, row, row yourself gently into a fitness regimen made to burn calories and tone your whole body — well, maybe not so gently.
The Hydrow in-home rowing machine has just released a holiday package perfect for the fitness lover on your list. The package costs $2,245 and includes all the essentials for the best home rowing workout. It includes the Hydrow itself, and then adds in a polar heart monitor, Jaybird Tarah Pro wireless headphones, free shipping and a one-year warranty. Set up unlimited profiles for every member of the family with the $38 all-access membership.
The Bowflex bike is a great way to hit the ground running, without ever touching the ground at all.
The stationary bike has a backlit LCD metric console to display your heart rate, mileage and more, along with a magnetic resistance dial with 100 resistance levels for everything from flat roads to steep climbs. Equipped with Bluetooth capabilities and the ability to connect to other fitness apps, riding has never been easier or more interactive.
The Bowflex costs $999, plus free shipping and a pair of 3-pound dumbbells thrown in for free. In-home installation is offered for an additional $129, making it even easier to start cycling into the new year.
The MYX bike is here to celebrate the holidays with you, bringing you a gift along with your new bike.
The company is offering a free holiday gift bundle with the purchase of the bike, including a water bottle, tote bag and neck gaiter valued at $75.
The MYX bike itself comes in both a crisp white and a charcoal black, complete with a 21-inch touchscreen tablet to watch the MYX trainers in action for an additional membership of $29 per month. With hundreds of new workouts added weekly, replacing your gym membership with this has never been an easier decision to make.
Another offering from Bowflex, this is way more than a bike.
The Xtreme 2 SE home gym offers over 70 ways to work out, making for a never boring and always engaging home routine. The home gym contraption has a 210-pound resistance bar, a four-position lower pulley system and squat station, a squat bar,
ab-crunch shoulder harness and so much more to assist in the ultimate full-body workout.
Stride proudly into the new year with a treadmill smart enough to launch you into 2021.
The Echelon Stride is a smart treadmill with a built-in screen to stream interactive workout classes using the Echelon app. Touch-screen controls are easily accessible to make your run as easy or hard as you want it, increasing or decreasing the speed and incline. When you’re done with your workout, the machine folds up to just 10 inches of floor space, making this a must-have for any small gym space or studio apartment.
Step it up this year, with a compact stepper made for easy use and easier storage.
From Dick’s Sporting Goods, the SpaceMate folding stepper is a great alternative for a bulky bike or treadmill, while still providing heart-pumping cardio. The machine features dual hydraulic cylinders for easy resistance-level changes throughout your workout and a digital display monitor to track your time, steps, calories and RPM.