6 Things You Need To Create A Home Gym On A Budget

All this for under R800.


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Thought a home gym would cost you the earth? Nope. All you need are these six starter products (you can build from there). Best part? You can do it on a budget. Here’s how…

1. Dumbbells

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Never used dumbbells before? Start off with the Sportmate 1.38kg soft dumbbell, R165 at

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2. Exercise Band

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Try this Maxed extra-light latex aerobic band, R79.99 at MrP Sport. Alternatively, try the Sportmate exercise band, R99.95 at Dis-Chem

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3. Foam Roller

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Try the Sportmate foam roller, R259.95 at Dis-Chem. Alt: Get the budget version for R189.95, also at Dis-Chem

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4. Skipping Rope

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Start off with a budget plastic rope to see if it’s your vibe. Try this Maxed plastic jump rope, R49.99 at MrP Sport. Alternatively, go for the Sportmate jump rope, R59.95 at Dis-Chem. Or up the ante with a digital skipping rope (R179.95 at Dis-Chem) or one that comes with a pedometer (R116.95 at Dis-Chem).

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5. Gym Ball

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Check out this Sportmate gym ball, R149.95 at Dis-Chem

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6. Yoga Mat

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You’ll need a soft surface so you don’t hurt your knees, elbows and other bony body parts. Try this Just Sports yoga mat, R199 at Zando. Alternatively, check out the Sportmate yoga mat, R149.95 at Dis-Chem, or the Maxed mat, R149.99 at MrP Sport.

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