For many of them, you don't need a thing, but below is a list of the equipment that I do use, when I'm not just focused on exercises that use your own bodyweight. Grab these items and you have yourself a complete home (BodyLove approved) gym for under $100.
Yoga Mat ($21)
This is probably the most basic (and least necessary) piece of equipment. But, it does add a certain level of comfort to your workouts and prevents your sweat from dripping all over your shiny hardwood floors or freshly cleaned carpet.
Mini Stability Ball ($7)
I live in a tiny one bedroom apartment and don't have space for one of those ginormous full-size stability balls. I love this mini version (just 10 inches across). It's great for abdominal, glute, and inner-thigh work, and I find helps tremendously with form and alignment.
Free Weights ($30)
Having a set of three (light, medium, and heavy) free weights doesn't take up a lot of space, and can add a whole new list of exercises to your at-home workout routine. I recommend having a set of 3, 5, and 8 lb weights. You can always go heavier as you build strength!
Resistance Bands ($10)
Resistance bands are a great way to add even more weight to your workout without having to lug around heavier dumb bells or free weights. They are also light and compact, making them great to travel with.
Jump Rope ($6)
Like resistance bands, a jump rope is compact, and great for taking your workout to-go. Its a fun and simple way to add cardio into a basic strength training routine. Not to mention it also works your brain as you coordinate your arm and foot movements to get over the ropes.
Yoga Blocks (2 for $10)
While optional, yoga blocks are great for restorative yoga stretches, or modifying exercises that might require more flexibility.
Ankle Weights ($12)
The 80s are back! I know you might feel corny strapping on a pair of ankle weights, but they area great way to add some extra resistances to glute and thigh work we do on the mat. If you're traveling, these can double as hand weights.
Washcloths or Paper Plates (FREE)
I love using towels (or plates if you're on carpet) to add a gliding element to my workouts. These moves really allow you to challenge your core and abdominal muscles. See what I mean here in my 15-minute Total Body Towel Workout.
And there you have it! Grand total of $96* at-home gym!
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*Prices and photos from Amazon.com