7 must-have products for your home gym

Vinciane Ngomsi
Yahoo Sports Contributor

Your home is a retreat after a long day of work, travel and other life commitments. Even if you have a boutique gym membership, creating a space where you live that’s tailored to your physical health is just as important. Some living arrangements don’t have the capacity to hold large stationary bikes or treadmills, but that doesn’t mean smaller items won’t deliver great results.

The following products are must-have pieces of equipment to transform any home into a strength and conditioning studio.

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Ab Dolly

Ab Dolly

If you’ve ever taken an Orangetheory Fitness class, then you’re probably familiar with the Ab Dolly. This device promise great range of motion as you tone and tighten your core muscles. It’s perfect for all fitness levels and comes with an exercise guide to ensure a diverse workout.

Shop it: $76, walmart.com

URBNFit Exercise Ball

URBNFit Exercise Ball

Contrary to popular belief, an exercise ball is a pretty useful tool for training. This one from URBNFit comes in several different colors and is great for yoga, pilates and as an everyday chair to maintain your posture. Digital and paper workout guides accompany the product to assist those unsure of how to tailor the ball to their fitness needs.

Shop it: $13+, amazon.com

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells

These weights are pricey, but excellent. Multiple sets of dumbbells would occupy any small living quarters, however this set by Bowflex automatically alters the dumbbell resistance from 5 pounds all the way up to 52.5 pounds with a twist of the dial. For anyone serious about their strength training, download the Bowflex SelectTech app to monitor your progress.

Shop it: $160+, walmart.com

Gymnastics Mat Exercise Folding Panel

Gymnastics Mat Exercise Folding Panel

This foldable exercise mat serves its purpose during your training and condenses to save space when finished. The high-density foam provides complete comfort and is wide enough for one person to use with ease.

Shop it: $65, walmart.com

Perfect Fitness Doorway Pull Up Bar

Perfect Fitness Doorway Pull Up Bar

Target your back, arms and chest with this pull-up bar that installs easily in your doorway. Capable of withstanding up to 300 pounds, use the bar to crush your push-up and sit-up form, too.

Shop it: $25, walmart.com

ELV Home & Personal Resistance Loop Bands and Exercise Sliders

ELV Home & Personal Resistance Loop Bands and Exercise Sliders

Convert any space into a workout studio with this compact set of sliding discs and exercise bands. The bands are color-coded by resistance level and handy tips to maximize your training are included in this reasonably priced set.

Shop it: $18, walmart.com

321 STRONG Foam Roller Set

321 STRONG Foam Roller Set

A strong workout requires proper recovery. Massage your muscles and ease tension with either the triple-zone massage roller or the premium massage stick, which is best suited for the shin or inner thigh. Don’t forget to stretch with the strap that targets you hamstring and quads.

Shop it: $46, amazon.com