40 DIY Home Exercise Equipment Projects

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Hey! Want a great workout? Let’s face it: not all of us can afford a gym membership. But if you’re a DIY-er, then you’ve got all you need to exercise. Today there are lots of terrific DIY projects, especially for workout fans.



We’ve found you 40 terrific ones to try. So whether you are a bodybuilder or brand new to exercise, you’ll find some workout equipment that you can easily DIY. Best of all, each of these projects is quite budget friendly. Most of them can be made for under $50, and even the larger ones can be made for under $100.

Do remember if you are DIYing workout equipment, that you want to get high-quality items to create it from. Probably you are working out several times a week, if not every day. So you’re going to be putting your gear through its paces all the time! Don’t save a few dollars to get poorer quality materials – because you’ll only disappoint yourself.

Ready to workout and DIY? Pick a project and let’s get started! Happy DIYing!



How to Make a 3 in 1 Plyometric Box

Want to do lower body exercises? Try this great 3 in 1 box.

From Folxies

DIY Exercise Ball Cover

Want to cover your exercise ball? Try this DIY.

From Instructables

DIY Battle Ropes

Want battle ropes? You can make your own.

From GymPerson

DIY Super Cheap Stand Turn Your Bike Into a Stationary Bike

Want an indoor bike? Here’s how to DIY it.

From TheHomesteadSurvival

Make Your Own Medicine Ball

Want a great workout? Try this cheap DIY.

From WorthPinning 

iPad Tablet Holder for Exercise Machine

Like to have your iPad or Tablet handy? Try this DIY.

From Instructables

Discover the Body Transforming Power of Battle Ropes

DIY Battle Ropes. Here is a great workout to try.

From SparkPeople

No TV Unless You Exercise

Here is a smart way to motivate yourself. Create an exercise bike that runs your TV!

From Instructables

DIY Gear Dip Station

Want to get in shape? Make this DIY dip station.

From TrinityTraining

DIY Free Standing Pull Up Bar

Like to do pull ups? DIY this!

From SimplifiedBuilding

Agility Ladder

Want to test your agility? DIY this!

From CraftyBridge 

DIY Kettlebells for Under 10

Want kettlebells? They are easy and cheap to make.

From Instructables

Worxercise Exercise Bike with Laptop Holder

Want to get some work done during your workout? Try this DIY.

From Instructables

DIY Kettlebell in Under 2 Minutes

Want Kettlebells? You can DIY them quickly.

From GymPerson

Homemade Free Weights

Want free weights that are cheap? Yes, you can DIY them.

From TheHomeAway

Parallel Bars for Calisthenics and Body Weight Exercise

Want to do calisthenics? Try this DIY.

From Instructables

Dumbbells Out of Empty Soda Bottles DIY

Have 2 empty soda bottles? Well, you have DIY dumbbells.

From Instructables 

The Tomb of Hercules leg press device

Want to strengthen your legs? Try this DIY.

From Mig-Welding 

DIY Squat Rack Guide

Want a squat rack. You can DIY one.



From GarageGymReviews

Make a Pull Up Bar

Want a terrific pull up bar? Give this DIY a try.

From MakeAPullUpBar

How to Make a Sandbag

A simple DIY. Make a sandbag for your next at home workout.

From RunningToTheKitchen

DIY Climbing Peg Board

Like to climb? Make your own peg board.

From GarageGymReviews

DIY Parkour Gym Equipment

Want a really exciting workout? DIY this parkour gym!

From SimplifiedBuilding

DIY Homemade Wooden Squat Rack

Like to do squats? Do this DIY.

From AllThingsGym

DIY Rock Climbing Wall

Love rock climbing? Try this fun DIY.

From GarageGymReviews, inspired by post at Reddit.com

DIY Squat Rack

Here’s a simple DIY. You can make a squat rack.

From GuppyTales

DIY Car Rim Squat Stands

Want a terrific workout? Try this DIY.

From AllThingsGym

Staircase Pulling Blocks

Like to lift weights? Try this DIY.

From AllThingsGym

Weight Rack and Bench

Here’s a sturdy weight rack and bench. Perfect for workouts.

From CraftyJack

DIY Gym Equipment

For less than $50 you can make this whole set. Perfect for an at home workout.

From SeeAdamTrain

Portable Adult Sized See Saw That You Can Build

Feeling young at heart? Try this DIY for a fun workout.

From SimplifiedBuilding

DIY Yoke Squat Stand

Like to do squats? Try this DIY.

From AllThingsGym

DIY Slamball

Here’s a budget friendly DIY. Make a Slamball.

From GarageGymReviews

Kids Climbing Play Structure – Building a Climbing Wall and Cargo Net

An outdoor climbing wall can be lots of fun for family and a workout. This is a great DIY.

From MincingThoughts

DIY Paralettes and Paralette Workout

Want great arms and upper body strength? Look at this DIY.

From StayFitMom

Sandbags Unconventional Tools for Functional Strength

Get strong using DIY sandbags. Easy to make.

From ItsTactical

Make Your Own Slamball

Here’s a great DIY. Do this for arm strength.

From CodeNameDad

DIY Sandbag for Your Home Gym

Want a sandbag? Try this DIY.

From WeTellYouHow

Large 70 Pound Sandbag DIY

Want a great workout? Make a large sandbag.

From MitchAndMajken


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