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The Best Gym Equipment For Beginners

Starting your fitness journey can be a bit daunting, but don’t fret, we’re here to help you find your way. 

Gym equipment can vary in complexity and difficulty level, and the gym equipment you choose will depend on what you want to achieve from working out. However, there are many pieces of equipment that are ideal for beginners and allow you to do a wide range of exercises.

Below, we’ve listed 7 types of gym equipment that are perfect starting points for beginners, whether you’re going to be training at home or at a commercial gym.

Cross trainers

Also known as elliptical trainers, cross trainers are easy to use and give you both an upper and lower body workout in one.

The X97 Cross Trainer has a resistance up to 400 watts and its stride length is 20 inches. It has a quick start and stop button, making it safe and simple. Plus, it has a built in heart rate receiver, hand pulse sensors on the handles, and two bottle holders.

Cross trainers are wonderful pieces of equipment for beginners because you can easily change the intensity of your workouts, making sure that you’re not getting too overwhelmed.

Suspension trainers

For building muscle and burning fat, suspension trainers can be good options for people who are new to the fitness world. Our Pro Suspension Trainer is lightweight and portable, and allows you to work out on the go. It can even be used from doorways!

The Pro Suspension Trainer has been tested to 450kg, so you can be assured that it can hold your weight and then some. This is a wonderful tool to help you improve your flexibility and core strength.

Exercise bikes

A classic piece of gym equipment, exercise bikes are easy to use and can help you reach your cardio fitness goals quickly.

The C98e Entertainment Series Upright Bike has quick shift resistance controls and gives you the option to choose either sport, lap or simple modes.

Plus, this exercise bike has 10 different scenery options for you to immerse yourself in when you’re exercising, and it includes extras such as goal training, heart rate control, and physical tests.

Plyometric boxes

Plyometric boxes are great for box jumps, push ups, mountain climbers, and lunges. 

Our soft 3-in-1 plyometric box is an excellent piece of equipment for beginners as it’s easy to recognise the different heights and the sponge material is perfect for absorbing the shock of your landing.

The 3-in-1 aspect of this equipment means that you can adjust the height of the box simply by turning it on its side.

Battle ropes

Our battle ropes help you build upper body strength and they’re great for beginners, helping you burn calories quickly in aerobic and anaerobic workouts.

We offer 15m battle ropes in either 25mm, 38mm or 50mm thickness. The 25mm battle rope is 6kg, the 38mm is 14kg, and the 50mm is 23kg.

For a concentrated arm workout, try battle rope waves, which is where you lift one arm up and bring it down, and then the other, creating waves in the ropes. To exercise your core, try battle rope crossovers, which is where you slam the ropes to the ground from above your head.

Battle ropes are easy to store and easy to move around, making them ideal for home gyms.

Slam balls

Slam balls are perfect for those of you who have a low budget but still want your workouts to make an impact.

This type of equipment is great for Crossfit, functional training, and circuit training, helping you tone your muscles, build strength, improve your reaction time and speed, and improve your muscular endurance.

Our slam balls are heavy duty, non-bouncing/rolling, and are filled with sand to absorb the impact of the slams.

Olympic plates

Olympic plates are a type of free weight that has just under a 2 inch diameter opening. You can stack them on an olympic bar for a versatile strength workout.

We have lots of different olympic plates at Fitness Warehouse, including these Urethane Olympic Plates which range from 1.25kg – 25kg. These plates are made from iron, but their urethane layer absorbs the shock and impact from being dropped on the floor.



At Fitness Warehouse, we sell gym equipment for cardio training, strength training, and functional training, as well as gym flooring and more. Take a look around our website to see how we can help you meet your fitness goals.

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