Posted on by Scott Juchnevicius

Staying in shape is so much easier when you have a gym set up right in the comfort of your own home. But that doesn't mean that you have to invest thousands of dollars in machines and equipment. Many health enthusiasts take a more practical approach to exercising by choosing to buy fitness equipment online. Making sure each product is durable and strong, so it will last for years to come. The following are a few of the best pieces of equipment to order when you are first starting to set up your home gym:

Rubber Coated Hex Dumbbell Set

There are basically two problems with the old type of dumbbells. First of all, the weights were round, so they rolled all over the place. And second of all, it was easy to drop them because they weren't slip-resistant. A rubber-coated hex dumbbell set has a better design. The weights have a hex shape, so they will stay put wherever you set them. And the dumbbells are coated in rubber, so you can get a better grip when you use them.

Ultra Thick Yoga Mats

Yoga mats that are thicker and softer can be more comfortable while you twist your body into all kinds of yoga poses. And they’re sold in many different colors, so you can buy as many of them as you want in a shade to match your home gym. They roll up easily too, so finding a place to store them is a cinch. Even if you don't do yoga, these mats are handy to keep around for stretching and floor exercises.

Yoga Blocks

Yoga blocks can be used for performing challenging yoga poses that could cause you to lose your balance. But they also work great for stretches and for stationary cardiovascular exercises. They come in a standard 9-inch size, but if you need a larger surface area to work with, you can always buy extras, and set them side-by-side.

Thigh Weights and Wrist Weights

One of the common problems that people have with working out regularly is that the exercises they do stop being as effective over time. However, they can be made more challenging with a thigh and wrist weights. They are secured with velcro straps so that they won't move or slip off while working out. Some of the weights can be removed to lighten the load and you can add more than one strap to your wrists and thighs for increasing the amount of resistance.

Adrenaline Central has many other types of exercise and sports equipment for sale. So, after you purchase these basic necessities, you can always expand your home gym with a variety of at-home gym equipment.