Workout Equipment for Beginners


If you are like most people, you have made some New Year’s resolutions for 2019. One of the things that tops the list of so many people is a resolution to in one way or another to improve your health. That is always a good thought. Unfortunately, so many of us fail to carry it through the whole year and on into everyday life.

Sometimes we spend large sums of money and in the end have little to show for it. If we followed through and accomplished the goals we set that would be good. But if we do not follow through, we find ourselves with equipment and toys and memberships which will be wasted and afford us no good.

What I propose to do here is to present you with some equipment which you can use to help to achieve some of your fitness and health goals without maxing out your credit cards. So, if you fail to achieve your goal you at least will not have to get a second mortgage on the house.

Workout Equipment for Beginners

The format here is to present you with choices of different types of workout equipment that you can fit to your particular situation or goals. None of the articles presented will cost over $200 and most quite a bit less. We will present the product and explain how it can be used to help you meet your health goals. You can decide which will be best suited to your situation and purpose.

All the equipment that I shall present can be purchased on Amazon and I will give you a direct link to the product from this website so as to make it easy for you to access.

XTERRA Fitness FB150 Folding Exercise Bike

The XTERRA Fitness FB150 folding exercise bike is the cost per results that one can get in achieving good health in the coming year. It has a solid X frame and only takes up 18″x18″ of space when folded and stored. It has a large seat and padded handle bars. It has a digital readout on a 2″x1″ LCD screen which displays speed, distance, time, calories and pulse. It has 8 levels of resistance controlled by a large Dial tension knob. It can be easily rolled and store out of the way and out of site.

Bicycling is a great way to burn those calories without jolting the body as is done in jogging or running. It makes it convenient to be able to roll it out and ride for 20 or 30 minutes and then store it out of the way. If done in the morning it will raise your metabolism so that you will be burning more calories throughout the day than if you had not exercised.

At this price there is not a better deal anywhere.

Sunny Health & Fitness Foldable Semi Recumbent Magnetic Upright Exercise Bike

Just in case you wanted a little more in a bike, I have included this semi-recombant bike. You can get almost a total body workout with this bike. The bike comes with resistance bands for working out your arms and legs other than cycling. You can really hike the metabolism rate with this tool. There is an easy to read monitor that tracks your distance, speed, time and heart rate. It has rolling wheels to make it easy to store out of the way. And it has a wide padded seat with a back rest.

By the time you wear this one out you will be in great shape. For less than $150 it is hard to beat and will last for many years.



Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5639 Full Motion Rowing Machine


This sturdy piece of workout equipment will carry up to 350 pounds. There are twelve levels of adjustable resistance. It allows for a full range of motion for the arms and shoulders. The padded seat and full grip handle bars make for optimal comfort and support. The anti-slip foot pads have adjustable foot straps to secure for slipping.

If you think rowing is your niche this would be a way to find out without draining the account.


Best Choice Products 55lb 1in EZ Curl Bar Barbell Weight Set

Curl bar comes complete with four 2.5kg (5.5 lbs.) plates, two 5kg (11 lbs.) plates, and an 11-pound bar, allowing for changeable weight settings up to 55 pounds

The detachable bar is built with a “W” shape for a comfortable, threaded handle that makes it easy to lift with proper technique every time

Designed to keep your floors and feet out of harm’s way, this curl bar includes 2 spin-lock collars that ensure the plates are locked securely in place when in use

Workout essential is the perfect addition to any home gym, as it can easily be broken down to store away after a good, hard work out

Bar Dimensions: 47″(L) x 1″(Dia)

If you have never worked out with weights but have a desire to begin some type of weight workout, this may be just the thing for you. It is not a heavyweight set, but can always be added to if you interest continues to grow. In the mean time, you will be getting in great shape and exercising every area of your body.

This is one of the best workout deals available.


Gold’s Gym Vinyl Weight Set, 100 lbs and Gold’s Gym Vinyl Dumbbell Set, 40 lbs Bundle


Gold’s Gym Vinyl Weight Set, 100 lbs An age-old weightlifting tradition The perfect solution for a beginner, as well as the experienced lifter Condition: New Material: Vinyl Manufacturer Part Number: RSV-GG105-2 Model: RSV-GG105-2 Fitness Goal: Build Muscle, Tighten & Tone Brand: Gold’s Gym Features: Adjustable Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 58.86 x 13.07 x 13.07 Inches


I throw this in purely for nostalgia of the Gold’s Gym. This is still just an introductory set and is a great deal at this price.


Kinbor Multi-station Weight Bench Adjustable Workout Bench

Professional weight bench design, barbell, dumbbell and sit-ups multi-function training

Fully adjustable back pad for incline, decline and flat chest press exercises

Constructed from heavy-duty powder coated steel, durable waterproof and oil resistant PU material

The weight bench is equipped with adjustment button and a non-slip card holder to increase the adjustable safety

Workout bench features thick seat cushion and back rest for added comfort and durability, comfortable foam rollers for leg curl and extension


These are so popular that they are in short supply. If you are interested in this great deal, order soon. It makes a great addition to the Gold’s Gym set.


TOMSHOO Adjustable Multi-Station Weight Bench

Just in case the Kinbor is sold out, I am including this TomShoo bench. It is a little more expensive but still fits the bill of being under $200.

Professional weight bench design, barbell, dumbbell and sit-ups multi-function training.

Fully adjustable back pad for incline, decline and flat chest press exercises.

Preacher curl pad allows extended bicep workouts. Heavy duty steel tube frame. Ultra heavyweight capacity (250kg).

Thick seat cushion and back rest for added comfort and durability. Comfortable foam rollers for leg curl/leg extension.

The height of barbell rack is adjustable to conform to your workout needs. Great choice for any level user looking to building, toning and maintaining muscle mass.


This is a great addition to any workout regimen.



Innova ITX9600 Heavy Duty Inversion Table with Adjustable Headrest & Protective Cover

Adjustable headrest pad with large and comfortable padded backrest.
Six (6) position Adjustable pin system with added Patent Pending Protective Cover for easy positioning and safer inverting over strap systems
True Balance system for easy inverting with ergonomical & reversible ankle holding system
Adjustable headrest pad with large and comfortable padded backrest
Accommodates users 4ft-10in to 6ft-6in with a 300 lbs. weight capacity


There is nothing better after a good workout than to let your body stretch out and relax.  You can do that on this inversion table and get all the kinks out.  It may take a few times to get the hang(pun) of it, but you will soon be looking forward to it.


All of the products are under  $200.  If for some reason you can not follow through on your resolutions you can pass it on to your brother or a friend or one of your children as a gift.  But my guess is that you will enjoy the workout and how it makes you feel that you will increase the participation in staying in shape.

You will notice that all of these are found in Amazon.  If you click from my site and purchase one of the products here, they will pay me a little commission for sending you their way.  I hope that you do purchase one of these products and enjoy them for many years to come as you workout with them and improve your quality of life.

May God bless you and prosper you in all that you do.





11 thoughts on “Workout Equipment for Beginners

  1. Barney44 Reply

    Very informative article. One thing that often times will trigger my desire to purchase an item is if writer expresses his personal experience with the equipment. It is not bad to not own or had exposure to the item just makes me trust in the equipment.

    Personally I would have placed the images to the right of the write up or maybe have one image on the right side of the text and the next one place to the left of the text. Just my preference.


  2. Mike Reply

    A lot of good information in there.  And a good assortment of exercise equipment.  

    In your opinion what would be the best piece of equipment to purchase for someone who has been pretty inactive for a long period of time, with regards to exercising?

    Thanks for the article and i look forward to your answer 

    • Thomas Harvey Reply

      Thanks for your comment, Mike.  I would recommend the first piece of equipment on the list, the XTERRA Fitness FB150.  It is easiest on the joints and will get you more aerobically prepared to go further in your training.  If you decide not to go further it will keep you in good shape with regular use.

      God bless you as you seek to get in better shape.

  3. Katya Reply

    Hi I love cycling and I cycle a lot but when I bought a fitness exercise bike it ended up as a clothes hanging device.

    I tried rowing machines and they are amazing, I’d say it’s the best workout you can have if you want to include your entire least for me it is. I’ll definitely look closer at your recommendation for Sunny health and fitness rowing machine.

    Speaking of rowing, do you know which one are better or what’s the difference body wise if you’re rowing on weight based one or water? Because I say both and was wondering which is better, is there is any difference at all?

    Thank you for your help,


    • Thomas Harvey Reply

      Thanks for your comment, Katya.  I am sure that either weight or water based rowing is very close to equal in their performance.  With weight based rowing you have convenience and economy.  Water based rowing is somewhat expensive not only in equipment but in travel time to location.  But, it sure is beautiful to be outside and enjoy the beauty of nature.

      But to the point, to achieve best and quickest result for the money, weight is the better way to go, for me.

      Thanks, and God bless you.

  4. Maria Reply

    All the products you already presented are good and in the best price anyone can find. For me, I would like to buy the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5639 Full Motion Rowing Machine, on it we can work shoulders and arms, also I like the XTERRA Fitness FB150 Folding Exercise Bike, to train legs. Great review 🙂

    • Thomas Harvey Reply

      Thank you, Maria.  I wish you well in your training.  I hope my article has aided you in deciding the direction to go, as seems to have done.

      God bless you in your training.

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      Thanks again.

  6. jessie palaypay Reply

    I definitely want to get an inversion table. I am hoping to decompress my back and spine in general especially when I hunch. Is it good for people in general who have a job that requires them to sit at a desk all day? 

    My job requires me to do so.

    • Thomas Harvey Reply

      Thanks for your comment Jessie.  From personal experience I can tell you that the inversion table is good for people who have to sit for long periods of time.  You will surprised at how well you will feel with just a few minutes on the inversion table.  Be sure to follow the directions.  You will for sure enjoy an inversion table for many years to come.  I do.

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