Say goodbye to crowded gyms and pricey classes.
Between boutique fitness classes and $100 leggings, taking control of your fitness can feel like a paycheck-sucking venture. The good news: You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to get in a great full body workout. In fact, you can find tons of affordable home gym equipment pieces at Walmart for under $50 that allow you to sculpt, tone, and build endurance without spending a lot—so you can crush your fitness goals in the privacy of your own home.
Plus, these budget-friendly finds from Walmart are space-saving, too. While you might think a serious piece of cardio equipment and a weight rack are workout necessities, you can actually tackle a total body workout without turning your living space into a cluttered mess. By switching out cardio machines for a jump rope and ditching a weight bench in favor of an adjustable step platform, you’ll still get in a full sweat sesh and have an easier time storing the equipment when it’s not in use.
To help you build your own home gym on a budget and jumpstart your fitness journey, we’ve uncovered the best cheap workout equipment from Walmart. From yoga mats and adjustable dumbbells to jump ropes and foam rollers, you’ll find all the under-$50 fitness essentials you need right here. We’ve even included a few Health-created workout plans and challenges that you can get started on in your new home gym.
Best for Warm-Up: Gaiam Print Yoga Mat
Start your at-home workout with a quick series of stretches on this plush yoga mat. It’s 4 millimeters thick, giving your joints plenty of cushioning, and has a textured non-slip surface to help with your stability during difficult poses. Available in over 24 different patterns, the mat not only has almost 100 perfect five-star reviewers, but also has a the stamp of approval from a yoga teacher who says Gaiam mats are the most durable on the market.
Available at walmart.com, $18 (was $22)
Best Full-Body Workout: SKLZ Self-Guided Exercise Fitness Kit
If you’re just starting to exercise at home, this kit has everything you need to conquer a full-body workout including a stability ball, two fitness cables, and an exercise mat.You’ll find 21 different exercises printed onto the mat—complete with recommended reps or workout times—to create your own leg and core-focused workout, along with easy-to-follow demos on the 66-millimeter trainer ball. No wonder reviewers called it a great set for beginners.
Available at walmart.com, $35 (was $68)
Best for Arms: Everyday Essentials Dumbbell Set with Stand
This affordable 32-pound set includes three pairs of dumbbells in a light, medium, and heavy weight to help you conquer a series of arm-centric exercises, like Health’s 30-day arm focused challenge. While this kit includes vinyl-coated weights in a 3-pound, 5-pound, and 8-pound option, you can also choose between a lighter 20-pound kit or a heavier 50-pound set. Whichever weight you decide to go with, they all come with a convenient space-saving dumbbell stand.
Available at walmart.com, $35
Best for Abdominal Muscles: Gold’s Gym Ab Wheel
While there are plenty of celebrity-backed workouts you can try for sculpted abs, this affordable ab wheel is one simple way to instantly feel the burn. With a tractioned wheel and two foam grip handles on either side, the tool challenges your core strength and stability while keeping your spine in a neutral position. Reviewers also love that the compact wheel is lightweight and small enough for travel, allowing you to get an oblique workout in on the go.
Available at walmart.com, $5 (was $8)
Best for Legs: Gold Gym’s Adjustable Step Deck with Non-Slip Surface
Adding this adjustable platform into your workout is an easy way to increase the difficulty of your strength training workouts, like adjusting a traditional lunge into a Bulgarian split squat. It’s also perfect for upping your cardio game: the tractioned top means you can work on tackling quick step-ups or lateral jumps without worrying about slipping. Plus, if you’re still unsure of your workout, you can use the included exercise chart to shape your routine.
Available at walmart.com, $28 (was $35)
Best for Cardio: Athletic Works Speed Jump Rope
A jump rope circuit is an easy way to tackle cardio without bringing a bulky piece of equipment into your home—and this lightweight 9-inch rope is Walmart’s top-rated pick. It has slim, ergonomic handles optimized for balance and speed along with a smooth rope rotation that’ll help you increase your reps per minute. Not only do reviewers call it a good jump rope for all fitness levels, but its compact size also makes it easy to pack for outdoor workouts or travel.
Available at walmart.com, $7 (was $9)
Best for Cool Down: TriggerPoint GRID 2.0
A great way to wrap up your sweat sesh, foam rolling can help minimize muscle pain and speed up recovery post-workout by increasing blood and oxygen flow to your muscles. This best-selling pick has a sturdy hollow core wrapped in EVA foam, and despite a harder center than some other foam rollers, reviewers say it’s actually super comfortable thanks to the plush foam exterior. The long, three-dimensional surface also includes different textures that mimic a massage therapist’s hands to effectively roll through tight muscles, knots, and kinks.
Available at walmart.com, $45 (was $60)