The Best Results Come From Simplicity–Fitness Is No Exception
More often than not, when I see a fitness gizmo advertised on TV, I weep inside. The latest and greatest thingy for $29.99 panders to people who are not interested in getting/staying in good shape.
First and foremost, the best piece of fitness equipment is you. Move more, move better, and resist some weight or tension. Good! Now keep doing it. That’s what fitness is.
Bodyweight training is the absolute foundation of fitness, and you should be proficient before you start to move weights. You can stock a small portion of your home or garage with these few pieces of essential fitness equipment (or see a trainer regularly who can instruct you on it), and you will be WORLDS better off than succumbing to the latest gimmick.
Grouped in order of general importance
-Pull up bar (depending on your strength progression)
-Adjustable bench plus a cage or rack
-Ab rollout wheel
-Rings and/or suspension straps, e.g. TRX
-Air resistance bike (while a bike is not my preference, I realize that this is still a good piece)