I built a home gym for less than $360 thanks to Cyber Monday—here's how you can do the same

As a fitness writer, my home gym setup is pretty important to me. These are the best deals I've seen this Cyber Monday

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Cyber Monday is a great time to invest in some new kit to upgrade your home gym set-up—I should know, I did it last year. I managed to kit out my workout space with some great gear for under $360 thanks to the Cyber Monday sales. 

I bought everything with my Amazon Prime membership, which gave me access to some exclusive deals and meant that I got all my purchases delivered the next day. From the date of purchase to my first day of training with my new gym set-up was, amazingly, a little over 24 hours. 

Now I want to help you do the same. Below, I've listed the top four things I would recommend buying for your home gym, and the best Cyber Monday fitness deals I could find for each. 

1. Kettlebell

My first recommended Cyber Monday fitness purchase would be a kettlebell.

I'm a big fan of using kettlebells for strength training because of their versatility. You can try kettlebell-specific moves like the kettlebell swing, or add them to compound exercises like goblet squats to make them more challenging. Combine the two and you can get a comprehensive lower-body workout at home.

They're also pretty affordable; this three-kettlebell set from Yes4All is currently less than $70 on Amazon.

Yes4All Vinyl Coated Kettlebells: was $93.88 now $67.60 at Amazon

Yes4All Vinyl Coated Kettlebells: was $93.88 now $67.60 at Amazon

Save 28% Three weights for less than $70 is a good deal, particularly when this particular brand features in our best kettlebell guide. Yes4All kettlebells are among my favorites as they're a high-quality yet budget-friendly option that can be used for indoor and outdoor workouts. However, if you want a more space-savvy option, the adjustable SelectTech from Bowflex is also reduced for Cyber Monday.

BalanceFrom Wide Grip Kettlebell Set: was $44.99, now $19.99 at Walmart

BalanceFrom Wide Grip Kettlebell Set: was $44.99, now $19.99 at Walmart

Save $25 Ideal for beginners, this set of three weights contains 5lb, 10lb and 15lb kettlebells so you can choose a weight to suit your strength and fitness levels, as well as the exercise you’re doing. The wide handles are great for exercises like kettlebell swings and the plastic casing can fend off the elements, making them a good fit for alfresco sessions. 

Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell: was $149, now $119 at Bowflex 

Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell: was $149, now $119 at Bowflex 

Save $30 Can't decide what weight the kettlebell you buy should be? Who said you need to choose just one? This adjustable Bowflex 'bell (the top-rated option on our best kettlebell guide) has eight weight settings from 8lb to 40lb, which you can switch between with the twist of a dial. While this might take you slightly over budget, you do get a much wider range of weights for your money.

2. Ab roller

Buying an ab roller totally changed the way I train my core, so I recommend them to anyone who wants to build their mid-body muscles. 

My balance is atrocious, so I prefer a more stable model with a wider central wheel like this this Vinsguir Ab Roller, which is on sale for 36% less than normal at Amazon this Cyber Monday. 

You can do a few different exercises with it too, including roller pikes, ab rollouts and balance push-ups, so I think it's a great choice to add to your home gym arsenal.

Vinsguir Ab Roller: was $33.99, now $21.59 at Amazon

Vinsguir Ab Roller: was $33.99, now $21.59 at Amazon

Save $12.40 on this abs wheel from Vinsguir. For less than $30 you get a robust roller that moves smoothly and is built to last. The foam grips are comfortable to hold during workouts, and the thick central wheel offers more stability than most abs rollers. As a result, it's a good option for someone who hasn't used one before.

Vinsguir Ab Roller (difficult): was $19.99, now $11.99 at Amazon

Vinsguir Ab Roller (difficult): was $19.99, now $11.99 at Amazon

For a tougher ab-wheel workout, Vinsguir also sells this skinny version, which is harder to control, making your muscles work harder to control the roll as you use it. This is a prime exclusive deal, so you'll need an Amazon prime account in order to cash in, but you can set up a free trial if you're not ready to commit to a subscription. 

3. Exercise bike

Yes, you can run or walk to boost your cardio fitness. But I'm a bit of a wimp in wet weather, so I like to have an indoor option when the elements take a turn. 

The YOSUDA Indoor Cycling Bike is a top budget-friendly option, even at full price, scoring a healthy four out of five stars when we tested it for our guide to the best exercise bikes

I like the comfortable seat and sturdy build, finding it holds up well during both high-speed interval sessions and more sedate workouts with a book propped on the handles. 

I spotted it reduced by 43% on Amazon for Cyber Monday, so now is a great time to pick one up. 

YOSUDA Indoor Cycling Bike: was $439.99 now $249.99 at Amazon

YOSUDA Indoor Cycling Bike: was $439.99 now $249.99 at Amazon

Save 43% on this exercise bike from YOSUDA, which offers a stable and comfortable ride, a wide range of resistance settings and a quiet flywheel. An exercise bike isn't a home gym must-have, but I like to have a ready-made alternative to running when it's wet and cold outside—especially when it costs less than $250. 

Fit & Well: ★★★★ | Live Science: ★★★★ | Tom's Guide: ★★★★

Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Stationary Cycling Exercise Bike:was$399.00, now $139.99at Amazon

Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Stationary Cycling Exercise Bike:  was $399.00, now $139.99 at Amazon

Save 65%. While we haven't reviewed the Sunny bike ourselves, our friends at Live Science and Tom's Guide both awarded it 3.5 stars out of 5, and for $110 less than the Yosuda, you can afford to splurge a little more in other areas and still stay under budget.

Live Science: ★★★½ Tom's Guide: ★★★½

Price check: Walmart $297 |Sunny Health & Fitness $599 | Target $599.99

4. Resistance bands

The final addition to my home gym is this set of resistance bands from WHATAFIT (now 50% off at Amazon). 

It earned a spot in our guide to the best resistance bands, taking the title of "best for versatility", which is exactly what I'm looking for in my home gym.

There are five different bands offering resistances of 10lb, 20lb, 30lb, 40lb and 50lb. You can also combine them for an equivalent resistance of 150lb, and use them with the complementary door anchor for added versatility. 

WHATAFIT Resistance Band Set: was $39.66, now $19.98 at Amazon

WHATAFIT Resistance Band Set: was $39.66, now $19.98 at Amazon 

Save 50% on this set of resistance bands from WHATAFIT. There are five different bands, providing you with a huge range of resistances ranging from 10lb to 150lbs (when used together). I also like that this set comes with a door anchor, carry case and cushioned handle attachment, opening up possibilities to even more exercises.

Zacro Resistance Bands: was $29.99, now $25.49 at Amazon

Zacro Resistance Bands: was $29.99, now $25.49 at Amazon

Save 15% This resistance band set from Zacro comes with six bands, each with a different resistance (10 lbs, 20 lbs, 30 lbs, 50 lbs, 70 lbs and 90 lbs). This is handy as it means you can use different bands to get the most out of different exercises—for example, using a higher resistance bands for compound exercises like squats, and a lower resistance band for isolation exercises like biceps curls. 

WSAKOUE resistance bands: was $19.98, now $9.99 at Amazon

WSAKOUE resistance bands: was $19.98, now $9.99 at Amazon

Save 50% This affordable resistance band set comes with four bands of varying resistance levels; 5-15lbs,15-30lbs, 30-60lbs and 60-100lbs. They can help you add resistance to strength training exercises at home, while taking up a fraction of the space of a bulky barbell set. 

Got the gear but need some more workout inspiration? Try this full-body dumbbell workout to build strength all-over, or target your lower body with this resistance band leg routine instead. 

Lou Mudge
Fitness Writer

Lou Mudge is a Health Writer at Future Plc, working across Fit&Well and Coach. She previously worked for Live Science, and regularly writes for Space.com and Pet's Radar. Based in Bath, UK, she has a passion for food, nutrition and health and is eager to demystify diet culture in order to make health and fitness accessible to everybody.

Multiple diagnoses in her early twenties sparked an interest in the gut-brain axis and the impact that diet and exercise can have on both physical and mental health. She was put on the FODMAP elimination diet during this time and learned to adapt recipes to fit these parameters, while retaining core flavors and textures, and now enjoys cooking for gut health.