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I’m looking to purchase something for use at home but don’t want to spend a lot of money.


Posted anonymously, 20th August 2014


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  • ive heard ab circle pros are great!


  • my physio gave me a very strong meter long piece of surgical rubber (like the glove material) and i was also given a set of exercises that tone and firm without putting too much stress on the skeletal system. I would suggest you ask your doctor for a referal to an exercise physiotherapist as they will be able to discern what form of exercise is safe for you. The best part of this is that it is portable and you can use it anywhere.


  • I think your best bet is the same as others have mentioned try buy and sell pages on facebook and also gumtree and ebay.
    Also i know some places let you hire exercise equipment im not sure on costs but i guess its worth a look.


  • I agree try a selling page, there is always people selling exercise stuff for good prices.
    most of the time you can even get the price down


  • Exercise bikes are great. try ebay or Gumtree. Even better if you can get your hands on a second hand spin bike. Download some spin workouts to follow if you can. It challenges you and prevents you from getting too bored on it.


  • You need to buy second hand, you will get a good price as well as it will be a good one. Cross trainer or bike I would suggest or even just a skipping rope.


  • Exercise bike I think is the best idea. But also use what you can at home to keep it cheap.


  • I have one of the exercise bikes from Big W and its wonderful.
    It cost $140 odd but you can layby at Big W if needed.


  • I would suggest you get some small hand weights and look for some easy exercise programs on line. That way you are able to mix things up a bit


  • Not exactly a machine, but a step can be fantastic – cheap, easy to store, and there are heaps of youtube clips or dvds of exercise routines. Step aerobics was always my favourite exercise class when I used to go to the gym.


  • A second hand exercise bike would be good – look for one that has those moving handlebars that help exercise your hands as well. Or a skipping rope, cheap as chips and I’m told it’s great aerobic exercise. One of those big gym balls – you can get them from Target for about $20 – can be used for a whole lot of exercises – you can buy a DVD or look online.


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