The Tools You Need to Get in Shape on a Budget

Are you too poor to work out? Unfortunately, being broke is no longer an excuse for not training. Getting in shape doesn’t have to be expensive. You just need a few supplies and you’ll be good to go.

If you want to work out from home or from wherever you are as you travel the world, you might want to consider investing in some training equipment.

What are different kinds of training equipment that you should consider investing in if you want to get in shape fast?

I helped you figure out how to finally get in shape without going broke the other day. This article will outline the only tools that you should consider investing in if you happen to be on a tight budget.


I’ve always seen this weird device at the gym. I just never put much thought into it until the I read The 4-Hour Body. After I read the book I decided to look into the idea of performing kettlebell swings to get in shape fast. Fortunately for me, it turned out that my gym offered a few different kettlebell classes. I started attending with my brother and we came to really enjoy the pump.

For Christmas I ended up grabbing two bells for us for the days that we can’t make it to the gym or just don’t feel like driving over.

The good news is that anyone can get in shape fast just by doing kettlebell swings and hundred different exercises that you can perform with this device.

The price depends on the weight that you want to buy. For a beginner, you can spend a couple of bucks on a 20 lb weight that will do just fine. I had to spend more money because that’s that price of being strong. If you spend $50 on a few different weights, you’ll have a workout tool for the rest of your life. That’s an investment that pays well if you asked me.

Resistance bands.

A resistance band is great for performing random workouts anywhere that you go.

There are many different kinds of resistance bands out there. I recommend trying to find the three-in-one package at your local discount store.

I totally forgot what I paid for my current resistance band because I bought it in a small town in Poland in 2009. My other resistance band snapped in the hotel room and I got a relative to bring me to the sports store the next day. You can easily grab a few resistance bands for less than $20 at a discount store. I know that all sporting stores sell fancy Nike versions of them, so you can check that out as well.

Chin up bar.

My brother bought a chin up bar that you can setup practically anywhere. There’s only one problem with my bar. I suck at chin ups! I’ve been working at this for about five years and I just can’t get better at lifting myself.

This bar is an excellent tool if you want to get in shape fast at home. You can’t go wrong with doing pull-ups. After looking around Amazon, I found a fancy pull-up bar for $30.

A few dumbbells.

Dumbbells are another fitness tool that you can buy on the cheap and keep in your home in your closet. A quick Google search will bring dozens of different dumbbell workouts that you can perform in your living room.

The price here once again depends on which sporting store you go into and the actual weight that you want to use.

Just like when I wrote about how to start a business with no money, you should never let your finances hold you back from working out. You don’t need much money at all to train. In fact, training equipment will cost you less than a night out! How’s that for a deep thought?

If you travel a lot, then you obviously should at the very least purchase a few resistance bands. You can’t carry a 45 pound bell around with you in your suitcase. A resistance band weighs next to nothing and can be used for all kinds of different workouts.

3 thoughts on “The Tools You Need to Get in Shape on a Budget”

    1. Funny you say that, I’m munching on some almonds after doing some pushups.

      It would be a shame to waste your youth. There’s so much that you can do.

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