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Top 10 essential gym equipment set up for your home gym

by Gym 51 SG 04 Oct 2020

Top 10 essential gym equipment set up for your home gym

There is no doubt that using your own home fitness equipment to exercise at home can bring a lot of conveniences. There is no need to consider the travel time to and from the gym. You don’t need to pack a bag and you can enjoy fitness music without any headphones. Additionally, for many people, home is also a stress-free exercise zone.

In the long run, building your own gym at home is beneficial. A small investment in building a healthier lifestyle will bring you great returns in the future, especially because it is more affordable in the long run. Many people think that the gym needs a lot of space to accommodate large equipment and fitness equipment. This may be true to a certain extent, but if you are time-savvy and prefer to stay at home, setting up a home gym is almost essential to maintaining your body!

Gym 51 offers competitively priced gym equipment with great quality. All the products offered here sourced with great care and have received a lot of great reviews from our past users. With a great selection across different type of home gym equipment, you can be assured to find just the perfect equipment without breaking the bank.

Here we have a list for the top 10 essential equipment for your home gym:


For many people, dumbbells are a good start for weightlifting. The available weight changes allow you to explore what you can do by participating in different exercises. Weightlifting is a great way for anyone to keep fit. Start with a lighter weight and increase the weight of dumbbell as you get stronger.

There are few different types of dumbbells such as Hexagon Dumbbell, PU Round Dumbbell, and Mini Dumbbell. Gym 51 offers all these gym equipment at an affordable price


Adjustable Dumbbells

If you are looking for more than a pair of dumbbells, do consider using adjustable dumbbells. Although they are not as comfortable as neoprene dumbbells (and changing plates can be a bit annoying), they do give you more options when it comes to adding weight. You can add and remove weight plates for different exercises, and you can increase the weight as you get stronger.

Gym 51 offers a few variations of adjustable dumbbells such as Adjustable Dumbbell, Green Series Dumbbell Set, Red Series Dumbbell Set. Check out Gym 51 store listing for more information!



Kettlebells are much more versatile than you think. They are great for building muscles and increasing heart rate. You can read more about how to incorporate kettlebells into your workout routine from our article here!

Like dumbbells, kettlebells are another type of fitness equipment that can be used for weightlifting exercises. It is shaped like a teapot and is suitable for squats. It also comes with different weight size, like 8kg, 10kg, 12 kg, 16kg, 18kg, 20kg, 24kg and 32kg. Gym 51 have competition grade kettlebells that will get your fitness regime started like a pro.



Without a barbell, your home gym set up would be incomplete. Both barbells and dumbbells are free weights and compared to the gym, they force your muscles to work harder and require greater balance and stability. Barbells are great for compound exercises such as squats, lunges and deadlifts. It can also be used for other exercises too.

Always start home fitness with a good barbell. This is a piece of basic equipment that will allow you to train effectively in the next few years.

There are few different types of barbells offered at GYM 51 such as Olympic Gym Barbell, Professional CERAKOTE Olympic Gym Barbell, and High-End Commercial Grade Olympic Size Barbell and so on. Find the barbell that suits your needs at a competitive price!


Squat Rack

This may be your biggest investment when building a home gym. A rack is what allows you to get your barbell in position for most lifts. When you are training alone, this is very important.

Gym 51 stock a few different types of squat rack such as Multi-function Rack, Commercial Grade Full Rack, Hatlex HD1 Full Rack and so on. If you have a tight budget, Squat Half Rack would be your best choice without compensating on the quality.


Weight Plates

No matter which type or quantity of gym equipment you choose, you will find that after adding the weight plate to the barbell and the rack, you can start using your home gym with great effect.

Let’s look at how many each size you should purchase when building a set that is good for you. The basic starter set of Olympic or bumper weight plates is a standard thing. The set normally come with: 2x5KG, 2x10KG, 2x15KG, 2x20KG, 2x25KG.

Few different types of weight plates offered at Gym 51 are those such as Olympic PU Weight Plates, Luyuan PU Weight Plates, Hi-Temp Bumper Weight Plates, and 4 Line Metal Olympic Weight Plates. Check out our weight plate collection for more selections.


Workout Bench

Although not as important as many people think, the workout bench is still an important part of the home gym. Safely placing your body in the correct position for some exercise is a key function of a solid workout bench.

Another key function is to allow you to perform exercises that cannot be done without one. People think of basic exercises, such as bench press, but also other exercises like chest supported dumbbell rows. Having a stable workout bench can promote a wide range of exercises.

There are few different types of workout bench such as Commercial Gym Workout Bench, REP AB-5100 / REP AB-5000 Zero Gap, Vulcan V Prime Gym Bench and so on. Affordable Workout Bench will be a great choice if you have a tighter budget. If you are looking for something for a sturdy and build to last, consider the Vulcan V Prime Gym Bench which has garnered amazing reviews from our customers.


Pull-Up Bar

Looking for something for your upper body workout? We have quite the thing for you! For starters, you may find it difficult to achieve a single pull up. However, you will find yourself progressing as you slowly adapt your muscles to the bar. This equipment helps to target muscles to your arms, back and shoulders. Pull-ups also helped the core immensely. You can also perform basic gymnastics exercises to spice up your exercise routine.

Premium Door Pull up Bar and Commercial Grade Pull up Bar from Gym 51 are space-saving and can be installed in any doorway and are easy to store away when not needed. If you have some extra space, you can consider the Commercial Grade Pull Up / Dip Bar which is one of the most popular product from Gym 51.


Yoga Mat

For basic warm-up or cool-down exercises, you can look at our anti-slip yoga mat. Whether you are doing sit-ups, abs or knee push-ups, yoga mats can make floor exercises more comfortable. Look for a thicker yoga mat to provide more comfort and cushioning especially when exercising on hard floors. In addition, using a yoga mat is a good way to ensure that you have at least one rectangular workout designated space. You can also take the mat to your backyard for outdoor exercise.


Gym Floor Mat

Looking for something to protect your floor from all the heavy gym weight? We have gym floor mat of different quality and thickness. They are durable, helps to protect the tiles and most importantly, reduce the noise when letting go of those heavy gym weights. Available in 50cm x 50cm size, you can purchase a small quantity to cover a small area like a weightlifting station, underneath your treadmill or just a small space for abs exercises. Gym 51 gym floor mats are perfect for that!

Lastly, having a variety of fitness equipment is the only way to ensure that your daily exercise if more interesting. You may not need all of the above equipment, but it is important to obtain the equipment that best suit your current lifestyle, the most important is to keep exercising! Do always remember that a healthy body will bring a healthy life.

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