Exercise equipment is one of those things we tend to accumulate and not use a lot (the Treadmill Coat Rack, for example). However, there are times when you just can’t make it to the studio so having some basic equipment can be really helpful. For most, if not all, of our clients we recommend 2-3 strength sessions per week. A lot of clients take care of all their strength training needs here, either in sessions with their trainer or a combo of 1:1 and open gym times. If that’s not the case for you, you might need to build out your home gym a little to supplement the hard work you’re putting in with your trainer and get the full benefits of custom designed strength training.

We have started to carry a number of equipment basics in the pro shop. From foam rollers to kettlebells, there is enough equipment there to either fill in a few gaps with what you have available or build an entire workout area in your house. With the equipment you have, your trainer can design workouts specifically for you and your goals. These certainly aren’t the end-all-be-all home gym recommendations, but can really add to your repertoire or that of someone you are trying to support! We’ve put together 5 sample packages for you to spark some ideas…

Our top picks for your home gym

Option #1 – $162
Jump Rope – cardio / lower leg strength / coordination
Mini-Band Variety Pack – lower leg / hip / core strength
Foam Pad – for kneeling, half kneeling, planking positions
KettleBell – deadlifts / squats / rows / carries

Option #2 – $68
Jump Rope – cardio / lower leg strength / coordination
Super Bands – various sizes for upper body / core / lower body / mobility
Single Ankle Band – Lower leg / hips / core
**great travel kit!

Option #3 – $139
KettleBell – deadlifts / squats / rows / carries
SuperBand – various sizes for upper body / core / lower body / mobility

Option #4 – $97
Foam Pad – for kneeling, half kneeling, planking positions
SuperBands – various sizes for upper body / core / lower body / mobility
Foam Roller – Home based myo-fascial relief
*great kit if you’re trying to add more mobility work

Option #5 – $194
KettleBell – deadlifts / squats / rows / carries
Foam Roller – Home based myo-fascial relief
Superbands – various sizes for upper body / core / lower body / mobility
Jump Rope – cardio / lower leg strength / coordination


Hyatt Strength + Wellness is a collective of certified, enthusiastic and innovative personal trainers in Portland, Oregon. To learn more about our personal trainers, or to set up a free consultation to see how they could help you, email us at Go@HyattTraining.com.