Perfect Home Gym Starters – The JLL Top 5 Most Versatile Home Gym Products

home gymSo, you’re thinking about starting your own home gym. You have the perfect room and now you just need the perfect equipment. In this post we’ve come up with our top 5 most versatile JLL  home gym products. Theses products will allow you to execute a number of exercises without breaking the bank. This makes them essential when starting your own home gym. In fact, for each product we’ve listed 10 exercises.


Resistance bands


Resistance band


Resistance bands assist in building strength, conditioning and flexibility. They allow you to perform both upper and lower body exercises, in addition to targeting individual muscle groups with more precision. The JLL resistance bands start from £0.99 so why not by 3 or 4 to use at once and really intensify your workouts.

Exercises include:

  1. Standard Bicep curls
  2. Bent Over Row
  3. Standard Row (with a solid anchor point)
  4. Chest flies (with a solid anchor point)
  5. Split squat
  6. Shoulder Press
  7. Band Pull Through (with a solid anchor point)
  8. Single Leg Press
  9. Press up with Resistance
  10. Triceps Extensions


This one is probably the most obvious because let’s face it, most people have used a dumbbell in their life, even if they are not gym regulars. The dumbbell is a popular piece of equipment because of the variety of exercise they allow. Whether you want to isolate a muscle or work multiple at once, a dumbbell will let you to do this. Dumbbells are excellent for addressing strength imbalances also because they ensure that both side of your body are working equally.

Exercises include:

  1. Chest Press
  2. Bicep Curl
  3. Hammer Curl
  4. Triceps Kick Back
  5. Lateral Raise
  6. Lying Fly
  7. Upright Row
  8. Shoulder Press
  9. Stiff Leg Deadlift
  10. Cross Body Hammer




Arguably the most versatile single piece of equipment that can be purchased for a home gym, the kettlebell had to make the list. They help to improve core strength foundation, explosive power conditioning, muscle mass… I could go on but you get the idea.  With kettlebells starting from £7.50 they are also cost effective, just find the right weight for you. You could even buy 2 and allow yourself to implement even more exercises.

Exercises include:

  1. Kettlebell Swing
  2. Russian pick up
  3. Chest Loaded Swing
  4. Shoulder Halo
  5. Hip Halo
  6. Leg Halo
  7. Plyometric Kettlebell Press Up
  8. Renegade Row
  9. Russian Kettlebell Twists
  10. Goblet Squat




If your planning to build muscle mass or just the overall strength of your body, a barbell is a must have. They allow you to incorporate the big 4 compound exercises from the comfort of your own home (Squat, Deadlift, Overhead Press, Chest Press). These exercises work multiple muscle groups at once and this therefore allows you to progress in less time. They are also great for ensuring all muscle groups grow in equal proportion.

Exercises include:

  1. Overhead Push Press
  2. Floor Chest Press
  3. Deadlift
  4. Barbell Row
  5. Front Squat
  6. Standard Squat
  7. Skull crushers
  8. Lift and Press
  9. Zercher Squat
  10. Hack Squat

Weight vest



The final piece of equipment that we’ve decided to include is the JLL weight vest. They essentially increase your body weight and as a result can intensify the smallest movements depending on the weight. This characteristic makes perfect for carrying out plyometric workouts were in which muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time. This type of workout increases cardiovascular capabilities, explosive strength as well as muscle conditioning. Our Weight vests start from £19.99 and the maximum weight available is 30kg, that’s an increase of almost 5 stone!

Exercises include:

  1. Standard Press Up
  2. Squat Jump
  3. Lunge
  4. Side Lunge
  5. Burpee
  6. Stair Climb
  7. Incline
  8. Box Jump
  9. Scissor Jumps
  10. Skater Jumps


And there you have its JLL’s list of versatile gym equipment. Why not give your home gym the perfect start in life with a seemingly endless list of exercises for you to execute? Also, the beauty of a home gym is that you can constantly add to it to suit your growing needs.

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