By Renee Cherry
1 of 10What’s a Portable Gym?
If you’re over schlepping it to the gym, you’ve probably been dreaming up ways to upgrade your home gym set-up. Maybe you’d love to own a squat rack and dumbbell set but don’t want to sacrifice a huge chunk of your living space. Enter: portable gyms. The portable workout kits allow you to do a variety of exercises, often with varying levels of resistance, but they’re lightweight and don’t take up much space. To make the most of your at-home workout time get your hands on one of these all-in-one “gyms.”
2 of 10 BodyBoss Home Gym 2.0 Full Portable Gym Home Workout System
For an especially versatile option, go with the BodyBoss portable gym. It comes with a foldable platform that you stand on with multiple hooks. You clip one or more bands onto the hooks depending on how much resistance you want, and then pull, push, or press away from the platform. Also included with the portable exercise equipment: bar, handle, and ankle strap attachments, and a door anchor. You’d be hard-pressed to find an exercise that you can’t do (at least some version of) with the portable workout kit.
3 of 10 MAXPRO SportConnect
The MAXPRO SportConnect is a deceivingly compact platform with chords on each side. It weighs under 9 pounds, yet it can reach an impressive 150 pounds of resistance on each side. You can it for strength, cardio, or suspension training, depending on how you set it up, and you can connect it to your phone via Bluetooth to access workout videos and track your performance. You can place the piece of lightweight, portable exercise equipment on the ground, anchor it to a bench, or even secure it to a door mount, and switch between ankle straps, handles, and a bar attachment. Needless to say, it’s a pretty impressive alternative to the weights and machines you’ll find at a gym.