The fall season is quickly approaching and soon it will be winter.. yes the W word:  winter. (“Winter is coming” as Jon Snow would say).

During this change in season, we go from running, walking and playing outside to having to stay indoors due to colder weather.

I personally love the summer and enjoy running, skipping and taking my workouts outside.

As we approach 2019, it will be my 3rd year in a row not having a gym membership, which means a lot of exercising at home.

To be honest, getting fit doesn’t mean having to have a gym membership.  With the cost of gas and travel, sometimes it is better to just workout at home.

I often get asked by clients about creating their own studio at home.

In this blog, I will talk about what I personally see that every At Home gym should have.

However, this all depends on the space that you have allocated for the gym so keep that in mind when designing it.

When picking weights to buy, it doesn’t matter if it is dumbbells, kettlebells or barbells, start by purchasing weights that you are working on. You don’t have to have the whole set!  Especially if you don’t have a lot of space allocated to your gym.

For small spaces, you want to make the most out of small equipment. You don’t need bulky machines or equipment in order to get fit!

Here is a list of materials you can purchase along with a few different exercises


Bench – Incline, flat, decline   







Bicep curls

Shoulder press


reverse flies









Bicep curls

Bent over rows

Barbell push ups

Shoulder press













Shoulder Press

Bicep Curls

Overhead Tricep Extension

Goblet squat

Side squat

Kettlebell swing


Yoga mat







Cross punch crunch

Leg Swings


Toe touches

Russian Twists


 Swiss / Stability Ball




Elbow to knee’s

Knee’s to elbow

V-Ball roll up


Now, of course, if you have space and want to maximize the area, you can get the following machines

Cable machine 


Tricep Pulldown – V-Bar attachment

One-Arm Pulley

Kneeling Cable Tricep Ext

V-bar pulldown – Wide grip

V-bar pulldown – Close grip

Seated Cable Row

Seated / Standing Row





Interval run

Reverse leg running (Backwards)












Fast walk

Interval Runs

These exercises are just some examples of workouts that you can do at home with the corresponding materials.

Sometimes the convenience of an at-home gym beats what commercial gyms can offer!

I hope you all enjoy

Please let me know what materials are in your In-home studio.