5 Must Have Items For Your Home Gym!

Home Gyms – 5 Must Have Items!

The home gym is starting to become a staple addition to many Australian homes!
From space saving equipment ideas to all-out commercial gym-like setups, the home gym has become more popular than ever before!

In this blog, our team will run you through 5 items which are essential to your current/new home gym fit out!

1. Dumbbells

A staple in any workout routine, dumbbells are versatile, functional, easy to store and efficient exercise product!

Dumbbells are incredible fitness tools for building strength, gaining muscle, improving athletic performance and so much more!
Using 1 or 2 in unison creates an endless variety of movements and exercises to increase your mobility, stability, strength, range of motion and more.

Dumbbells come in a range of weights, sizes and are made from an assortment of materials.
For a quality dumbbell ensure you’re purchasing rubber or stainless steel with rubber endings for additional longevity.

If you’re in the need of your first workout tool, check out our full range of dumbbells here!


A bench offers the ability to supplement a range of exercises with a range of new planes, positions and more.
Whether utilising a bench to lie down, bend over, sit on and more, a bench opens up an extensive range of exercises to enjoy.

The addition of a bench also allows the body to relieve pressure off of the back, legs and core when performing movements such as presses and rows.

For even more variety, ensure to purchase an adjustable bench which gives you access to the perfect incline for specific exercises to target particular muscle groups.
Take a look at our range of quality benches here!

3. Barbell

A barbell is an absolute must in the gym, whether you’re looking to build muscle, improve athletic performance or just looking to stay in shape.
Barbells offers you the ability to perform lifts and movements that are vital important for sport, fitness and everyday life, such as a squat, deadlift, row, press and more!

From explosive movements to static exercises, a barbell is a welcome addition to any home and commercial gym environment.
Looking for your next Barbell, click here to view Exagym’s full range.

4. Cable Crossovers / Functional Trainers

A functional trainer is an excellent addition to any gym.
Their quality construction provides the user a product that will last many years and supplement your fitness routiunes for many years to come.
While these packages typically require a higher budget and more room than other items on this list, the features provided by these trainers are well worth the additional spend!

Functional trainers can offer a mix of the below features:
– Cable pulleys which add a huge range of exercises to your routine such as tricep extensions, as well as the added benefit of constant resistance placed on the muscles throughout every set.
– Rack/cage for storing and supplementing your barbell training.
– Chin up bar for adding additional back, bicep and core type exercises.

If you’re looking for the perfect package which fits all your gym needs, make sure you take a look at our awesome range of functional trainers here!

5. Kettlebells

Kettlebells have quickly become a staple item in the home gym, don’t be mistaken, a kettlebell is not a fad!
The kettlebell is a fantastic, functional training tool that challenges you in many ways.

From swings, to holds, to compound movements and so much more.
A kettlebell can not only improve your strength but also your grip, cardio, power, and so much more.

On top of this, using 1 or 2 together adds further complexity to every exercise.

If you’re looking for one of the most functional items to add to your gym, browse our full range of kettlebells here.

We hope this guide gave you the information you need to find the right fitness equipment for your home gym.

Looking for all things fitness gear, check out Exagym Cremorne, in-store or online today!

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