I can't often go to the gym for many factors (weather, time and other matters). Although, I want to continue working out in my apartment instead. Since I'm new in working out to the gym, I am not sure what equipment I should store at home that would help me in working out. Can you advice what equipment should I buy as an alternative equipment to what I used in the gym.

Equipment I used at the Gym:

  • Bench Press - My room is really small, so, I can't store the bench and the barbel
  • Squats - I use the cage and the barbel in the gym; And can't store them again.
  • Cable Row
  • Abdominal Crunch Machine
  • Assisted Pull up Machine
  • Treadmill

Most of this machine are really big and expensive at the same time. I'm looking for an affordable alternatives where I can easily store them under my bed.

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    What exactly is your goal? You aren't going to be a powerlifter without a rack, nor will you be a runner without going running, etc... What does "being fit" mean to you?
    – user2861
    Commented Feb 23, 2014 at 22:33
  • Calisthenics can give it all. Moreover, you become more agile with it.
    – Freakyuser
    Commented Feb 24, 2014 at 6:13
  • Thanks for the insight. I think my goal is having a good tone body and perhaps a body of an athlete. I just learned about Calisthenics and it it's interesting. I just need to findout how to get started with it. Thanks for all your insights guys!
    – Pennf0lio
    Commented Feb 24, 2014 at 17:20

2 Answers 2


Take a look at Calisthenics

if you look youtube you will find loads of alternatives

You can look at this for a start


Some workout alternatives for gym

Also for Treadmill you can use Jump Ropes


Depending on how big/motivated you are, you might have to modify your workout. If your room is too small for a bench, you cannot perform bench-related exercises; however, you can perform other exercises that should compensate for those.

Benchpress focuses on the chest; pushups and (unsure what the name is, but you lie on your back and lift dumbbells from your sides) are alternatives.

Squats can be done anywhere, with or without dumbbells.

Abdominal crunches can be done on the floor.

Pull ups can be done on doors.

Treadmill (to me is a waste of time); get videos such as Insanity or P90X for high intensity exercises.

In this day and age, gym going isn't a necessity for staying in shape.

And always try to read more and staying motivated :).

  • @Pennf0lio you are very welcome; hope it helps :). Commented Feb 27, 2014 at 4:32

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