Replace Expensive Gym Equipment With One Device
Regular gym workouts aren't for everyone. Some people prefer to work out at home, while others just don't have time for more than one or two gym sessions a week. A study by Peloton found that approximately 40 per cent of Australians prefer hybrid workouts, in which they exercise at home and the gym throughout the week. This has led many people to invest in home workout equipment.
Unfortunately, affordable workout equipment can be hard to come by, especially if you want to target different muscle groups, increase resistance, etc. The good news is that there are plenty of budget-friendly alternatives out there to take your at-home workouts to the next level. First, let's discuss the value of working out at home and the costs of standard exercise equipment.
Working Out at Home Versus the Gym
The high cost of most exercise equipment keeps a lot of people from working out at home. Others worry that home workouts are less effective than training at a gym — but this isn't necessarily true.
There's no absolute consensus, but many experts say home workouts can be just as effective as gym workouts. Are you motivated and disciplined enough to keep up with your home workouts? Do you know when to challenge yourself with more weight or longer sets? Do you have the right equipment? If so, your home workouts could be just as good if not better than your trips to the gym.
The High Cost of Workout Equipment
If you've ever browsed workout equipment, you know how expensive it can be. Everything from big bulky machines to free weights can put you out thousands of dollars. Here's what you can expect to spend on popular exercise machines in Australia:
- Treadmill - For a decent quality treadmill, you'll probably end up paying somewhere between $1,000 to $2,000.
- Elliptical Machine - Though there are some cheaper options at around $1,000, most elliptical machines cost between $4,000 and $11,000.
- Exercise Bike - Peloton is one of the world's top exercise bike brands. For the standard model, you'd be paying around $2,145.
- Rowing Machine - If you want your own indoor rowing machine, you'll likely have to spend between $1,000 and $2,300.
If you want large exercise equipment for your home, spending under $1,000 is pretty unlikely. Thankfully, there are much more affordable alternatives that can still offer a quality workout.
Save on Gym Equipment With Quality Alternatives
You don't have to spend a fortune to create a home gym. You can develop an effective home workout plan and spend under $1,000 with the right equipment. Here are some budget-friendly exercise equipment, including one machine that can work 90% of muscle groups!
1. Resistance Bands
Resistance bands are great for home workouts. They're affordable and transportable — perfect if you're looking for portable gym equipment. You can gain a lot of strength with resistance bands — they have a similar effect to training with weight machines. Use them to target various muscle groups, including your biceps, triceps, glutes, hamstrings, and more.
2. Medicine Balls
Build your core strength with a medicine ball you can easily store in your home. Exercising with a medicine ball can really benefit your posture and balance, whether you're doing medicine ball push-ups, squats, or mountain climbers. Medicine balls can be made from a variety of materials, including vinyl, rubber, nylon, and leather — though leather will be less budget-friendly than the others.
3. Skipping Rope
Looking to up your cardio? Treadmills are great, but a skipping rope is significantly more affordable. Skipping rope, or jumping rope, for even 15 to 20 minutes can improve heart health. You can easily adjust your speed and duration to match your fitness level. With a nice skipping rope, you can easily exercise at home, at a hotel, in the park, at a resort, or anywhere else life takes you.
4. Yoga Mat
More than 1 million Australians practice yoga and for good reason! Yoga can improve your strength, flexibility, and balance. That said, yoga mats are ideal for more than just yoga. If you don't want to exercise directly on the floor, you can use your mat for sit-ups, push-ups, and countless other exercises.
5. Full Pump
The gear listed above is good to have at home, but they can't compare to Unitree's Full Pump. The Full Pump is a compact muscle-building machine that uses an innovative robot tech motor. This motor ensures you have smooth and stable resistance for your workouts, which can range between 2-20 kg (up to 160 kg on heavy core lifts). Whether you want to work on your core, legs, glutes, arms, back, or chest, the Full Pump has you covered.
Work 90% of Muscle Groups with the Full Pump
With five workout modes and smart weight selection, you can isolate and target any muscle. This is what separates Full Pump from other workout gear. It'll cost you much less than a bulky machine, but it's more versatile and challenging than a skipping rope or a medicine ball. Instead of doing one or two different exercises, you can get a full-body workout with just one 10x10x6 cm device.
Another unique feature of the Full Pump is the free Fitness Pump app. With the app, you can customise your workouts, track your progress, count calories, and participate in a supportive community. You can also access 17+ training courses and 100+ exercises to get you closer to achieving your fitness goals.
Give Full Pump a Try for 90 Days, Risk-Free
Why spend thousands of dollars on expensive gym equipment when you can invest in a more affordable all-in-one portable gym device? With the Full Pump, your home workouts will be more effective and perfectly supplement your gym routine.If you're interested in the Full Pump, you can try it risk-free for 90 days. If you decide it's not for you, we'd be happy to provide a full refund. Have any questions? Please feel free to contact us at your next convenience.
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- Do you ship to Australia?
Yes! In fact, we currently only ship to Australian addresses.
- What Makes Unitree PUMP Unique From Other Workout Equipment?
It’s the world’s FIRST motor-powered, all-in-one smart pocket gym. Unlike other traditional fitness equipment, you can easily carry your PUMP around and anchor it on a door, a chair, your foot, and everything you wish. And unlike other portable fitness machines, PUMP is the first one with a built-in motor that can smartly control resistance.
- Can I use Unitree PUMP at home / the office / when I travel / outside?
PUMP is made to go wherever life takes you. Your PUMP includes:
- Door Anchor for you to fix your PUMP to a door
- Annular Fixing Belt to fix your PUMP on any place that is stable
After anchoring, you can attach your Pull Rope Handle or Ankle Fixing Accessories with the click-in system and start your training.
- Is it possible for me to carry my Unitree PUMP around?
Unitree PUMP only weighs 700g, which is as light as a bottle of water. With its compact design, you can grab it with one hand and put it into your bag with ease.
- How do I train with PUMP?
Unitree PUMP is perfect for all fitness lovers, from beginners to advanced, and from young to elder.
- How do I get the Fitness Pump app?
- You can start with one PUMP (maximum resistance of 20kgs) for basic training
Use it as a smart resistance band for dumbbells, cable machine, led extensions or hamstring curls, rows, and other traditional exercise equipment. With only one PUMP, you can exercise nearly every muscle in your body.
- PUMP also allows you to perform more advanced and professional training.
You can use 2 together to perform bilateral weight training or up to 8 PUMPs (maximum resistance of 160kg) at the same time if you wish. And with our accessories, you can use them as a barbell, rowing machine, smith machine, etc, and perform professional training. PUMP is a fitness machine that is full of possibilities.
- It's only small… does it REALLY give an incredible workout?
Yes! Each PUMP can provide a weight resistance range from 2-20kg. Thanks to the built-in patented motor, PUMP gives smooth and accurate resistance to ensure a scientific workout experience that prevents muscle strains and accidental rope rebounds.
- Does PUMP support concentric training and eccentric training?
There is five training modes for you to choose from:
- Standard mode – adjust the pull out resistance, in weight, from 2-20kg. PUMP will automatically adjust the pull in resistance to slightly less than the pull out resistance.
- Concentric mode – adjust the pull out resistance, in weight, from 5-20kg, with the pull in resistance adjustment ratio from 0% up to 50% of the pull out resistance.
- Eccentric mode – adjust the pull in resistance from 5-20kg, with the pull out resistance adjustment ratio from 0% up to 50% of the pull in resistance.
- Constant mode – adjust the maximum pull out resistance from 5-20kg, with the faster you pull out the greater the resistance.
- Chain mode – adjust the maximum resistance from 5-20kg, with start of pull out and end of pull in resistance adjustment ratio from 0% up to 50%.
- Can my PUMP be a power bank to charge my phone?
PUMP can charge your smartphone in 3 easy steps:
- Turn on the PUMP by pulling on the cable.
- Connect your smartphone charge cable to PUMP.
- Short tap the PUMP power button to start charging.
For safety, please do not train with PUMP when it’s charging your smartphone.
Rated 5-Stars By Fitness Lovers
Best portable gym. Period.
It's small, compact and well built. This is by far the best "portable gym" solution I have found. It's a game changer.
Loving it so far!
I really love this little machine does what it says. The app is free and easy to use. I love that it is portable and easy to use. Battery charge last quite a while I used it for 2 hours and still had some juice left. I love it!
Work out in a box and on the Go!
This is GREAT for anyone wanting to get a good work out but doesn't want to spend a fortune and space on a full "gym" or set of weights.
Amazing and innovative piece of home/portable gym equipment.
In my work as a health and fitness professional, I have to be familiar with all things exercise/training/rehab including equipment. This device is impressive. Anything you can do with a cable or band, you can do with this, and a little more…
A very unique, usable, and portable exercise machine
At 6' 2", I'm a bit on the taller side with long limbs and the "rope" is more than long enough for me to get full extension on any exercise. It feels like the resistance is very even all the way through and you don't get the "drop off" at the ends.
Just what I need
This tiny machine replaced my bands and cable system. It is easy to set up and use. It comes with an app to track your workout.
Never knew I needed this
First off, the packaging and unboxing experience of this product is awesome. I love that it connects to an app that gives you detailed information on how this product works and offers different videos to work out with. It comes with all the essentials that you need to be able to work out/lift weights from home. It’s great if you only have a small place for your workout routine.
Compact and very easy to use
I go to the gym regularly. I haven’t used resistance bands much, and I wasn’t sure how effective this kit would be, but I’m really impressed. It would be ideal if you don’t have time to go to the gym, if you for some reason don’t want to, or if you’re often away and want to take a means of working out with you.
Potentially a game changer
Wow, this is quite literally a potential game changer in personal fitness. The app allows you to increase/decrease resistance to suit, and the numerous exercises possible with this cable work out give your body a complete workout. I think it's a fantastic item, and when using it with the app you can really feel the Burn.
Easy to set up
Really easy to set up and makes working out at home fun. Can link to your phone and adjust the resistance so it’s like using weights without all the bulky equipment. Really impressed with this small bit of kit.