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The Best Equipment For Workout Plans

10th May 21

Here at, we have loads of workout plans to help get you started or save you the hassle of making your own. With workout plans, though, you need exercise equipment. Some people don’t have any. Some people are on a budget, and some people might not know what is best.

So keep reading to find out what equipment is best for each workout we have available.

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Strength Workout Plans

We have all kinds of exercise equipment available to help build muscle and strength. You might not always know which is best for the workout you would like to try, though.


For these workout plans, you will need a multi gym that can cover all of the exercises included, which most of them do. With multigyms, it’s all about weight is included. If you’re a beginner, you’ll want to start small; if you are experienced, that’s when it gets a bit more expensive. Multigyms are also expensive in general, and not everyone can afford the best, most expensive piece of equipment on the market.

Beginner: Marcy MWM-988 Home Multi Gym with 68kg Weight Stack£499.00

Marcy MWM-988 Home Multi Gym with 68kg Weight Stack

The Marcy MWM-988 comes with a 68kg weight stack, great for someone just starting out but also with lots of room to improve over time or alter to suit different peoples needs. It’s also relatively affordable, making it good for someone wanting to dip their toes into home workouts without investing too much.

Low Budget: Marcy MKM-81030 Home Multi Gym with 45kg Weight Stack£349.00

Marcy MKM-81030 Home Multi Gym with 45kg Weight Stack

The Marcy MKM-81030 is a very basic, affordable gym for anyone with a small budget. The 45kg weight stack might be small, but it’s still enough for a solid workout when you add the extra weight built up by the resistance on the pulleys and cables. This machine will perform just as you need it to for all of Exercise’s multi gym workout plans without costing you a fortune.

Best All-Rounder: Marcy GS99 Dual Stack Home Corner Multi Gym£1099.00

Marcy GS99 Dual Stack Home Corner Multi Gym

If you’re looking for something that will fit your workouts for years to come, the Marcy GS99 is perfect. Suitable for all of the workout plans we have available, with plenty of room to increase your weight and adapt your exercises to keep pushing yourself. It’s also perfect for working out with someone if you don’t like exercising alone.

Weight Bench

When it comes to weight benches, they are a bit more complicated than multi gyms. You need to make sure your bench has all of the features you need for the exercises you will be doing. For our weight bench workout plans, you’re also going to need some weight, preferably dumbbells. If you don’t have dumbbells, they are up next!

Beginner: Marcy SB-10100 Deluxe Folding Weight Bench£169.00

Marcy SB-10100 Deluxe Folding Weight Bench

The Marcy SB-10100 is a good bench if you’re just testing the waters. Affordable but still high-quality, meaning you can get a solid workout with a piece of equipment that will last you a long time. With the leg developer and the function to alter the seat position, you can focus on all muscle exercise types.

Low Budget: Marcy Utility Bench SB-261W£79.00

Marcy Utility Bench SB-261W

If you have a small budget for exercise equipment, the Marcy SB-261W is your best bet. It is a very basic bench but still functions for all of the exercises needed in our weight bench workouts. So if you are looking for something basic and within your budget but still a solid piece of kit, this is for you.

Best All-Rounder: Marcy MWB-70205 Folding Olympic Weight Bench with Rack£399.00

Marcy MWB-70205 Folding Olympic Weight Bench with Rack

Our weight bench workout plans are suitable for just a basic weight bench, but the MWB-70205 has so much more potential. Whilst it has all of the features you need for the workout plans, if you decide you want to branch out or try something else, with this bench, you can add a barbell and weights, add weight to the leg developer and even do arm curl exercises on the arm curl pad. If you’re looking to dive straight in, this bench will have your back for years to come.


Not all workout plans need big pieces of equipment. Here at, we have dumbbell workouts, but dumbbells also playing a part in other workout plans. Dumbbells are amazing pieces of equipment that can be integrated into many different workout types. Even if your workout plan requires no equipment, you can add dumbbells to push yourself further once you have mastered it.

Beginner/Low Budget: Davina Vinyl 3-Pair Dumbbell Set with Stand (1kg, 2kg, 3kg)£30.00

Davina Vinyl 3-Pair Dumbbell Set with Stand (1kg, 2kg, 3kg)

If your goal is to increase your strength, the Davina dumbbell set is a good starting point. They are affordable, colourful, and are great for those starting out or those who want to build strength and tone up but not go so far as to gain lots of muscle mass. With these, you can work up the weights or swap out to whichever you prefer suits you at the time; and they don’t leave a dent in your wallet!

Best All-Rounder: Marcy Hex Rubber Dumbbell Set 1kg-10kg (10 Pairs)£349.00

Marcy Hex Rubber Dumbbell Set 1kg-10kg (10 Pairs)

The Marcy Hex Dumbbell set is great if you are wanting to buy a high-quality product to help build lots of muscle mass and strength. Starting off a 1kg and going up to 10kg means you can start small and work your way up at your own pace. It also means there is loads to choose from if you workout with someone else and you are at different point in your journey. Whilst they are expensive, these dumbbells are a must-have for anyone committed to building any muscle area.


Much like dumbbells, kettlebells are a good addition to most workouts. They are great to help you build muscle and tone up depending on your goal and like dumbbells, can be found in any weight which suits you.

Beginner/Low Budget: Davina Cast Iron KettlebellsFrom £30.00

Davina Cast Iron Kettlebells

The Davina cast iron kettlebells are a really nice addition to any equipment collection and are perfect for our kettlebell workout plan. They are available in 6kg, 8kg and 10kg, they are a bit of a step up from the dumbbells but perfect to tone up those muscles.

Best All-Rounder: Bionic Body Soft KettlebellFrom £35.00

Bionic Body Soft Kettlebell

The Bionic Body kettlebells are great all-rounders because they come with so much choice for weight. You can get this kettlebell in weight from 4.5kg-13.6kgs, allowing loads of space for improvement over time and making them perfect for our workout plans.

Cardio Workout Plans

Not into strength training? also has a wide range of cardio workout plans. Some are single workouts, and some are long-term workout plans to help guide you through your journey. All of these require equipment, though, so keep scrolling to find the best one for you.

Cross Trainer

Cross trainers are great pieces of equipment for an all-around workout. They work both your arms and your legs, and most muscles in between. So if you’re looking for a good piece of kit to go without workout plans, we have something for everyone.

Beginner: Marcy Onyx C80 Elliptical Cross Trainer£449.00

Marcy Onyx C80 Elliptical Cross Trainer

The Marcy Onyx C80 might not have been the machine you first picked for a beginner, but if you are just starting and want something that will carry you through your workout journey, this is the best one for you. With it being an elliptical cross trainer powered by electricity, it means there is an endless range of options for you. This machine has 23 different programs and 16 resistance levels, meaning that you can always change up your program to keep things interesting even as you improve. It really is a great piece of equipment to ensure you never get bored.

Low Budget: Marcy Azure EL1016 Elliptical Cross Trainer£299.00

Marcy Azure EL1016 Elliptical Cross Trainer

If you’re looking to do a cross trainer workout plan but don’t have a massive budget, the Marcy Azure EL1016 is the one for you. It doesn’t require plugging in anywhere so can fit into your home where ever you want it to. Unlike the Onyx C80, it does only have 8 resistance levels, but that is more than enough to help you build your stamina over time.

Best All-Rounder: Marcy ME-704 Regenerating Magnetic Cross Trainer£499.00

Marcy ME-704 Regenerating Magnetic Cross Trainer

Finally, if you are wanting the best of both cross trainer above, the Marcy ME-704 is the one for you. It is a regenerating cross trainer meaning that it doesn’t require mains power as all of its power comes from your workout, so the harder you work the more resistance you will get. However, it is also top of the range when it comes to something that will last you for years to come.

Exercise Bike

If you are looking to lose weight and tone up your legs, then an exercise bike is a good option. Much like cross trainers, we have some good workout plans to fit your exercise bike and help you reach your goal. The bonus with bikes as well is that they are suitable for all ages. If you are after something that takes the pressure off your knees but still helps you lose weight, you can opt for a recumbent version.

Beginner: Marcy Onyx B80 Upright Exercise Bike – £349.00

Marcy Onyx B80 Upright Exercise Bike

For beginners, much like with cross trainers, the Marcy Onyx B80 is a good choice. This bike comes with 23 different programs and 16 levels of resistance, meaning that every workout can be different, or you can alter the levels as you progress. Perfect for someone just starting but with a long-term goal.

Low Budget: Marcy ME708 Upright Magnetic Exercise Bike£149.00

(Please see ME709 if you are in need of a recumbent bike)

Marcy ME708 Upright Magnetic Exercise Bike

The Marcy Me-708 (or ME-709 if you want something recumbent) is a good choice for a low budget. It’s small and relatively compact whilst still being able to provide you with a solid workout. This bike comes with 8 different resistance levels, more than enough to help guide you through an workout plans.

Best All-Rounder: Inspire IC1.5 Indoor Cycle (with 1-Year App Subscription) – £899.00

Inspire IC1.5 Indoor Cycle (with 1-Year App Subscription)

If you are looking for something that pretty much does everything you need it to, look no further than the Inspire IC1.5 Cycle bike. Perfect for those leisurely workouts or those hardcore HIIT workouts, you are sure to reach your goals in no time with this bike. Plus, if you want to try something different to an workout plan, it comes with a free 1-year app subscription with Inspire where you can join live sessions or try pre-recorded ones, just like you are at a gym class.

Rowing Machine

Rowing machines are another great all-rounder machine to help you target many different muscle groups, help you to lose weight and tone up. At, we have some good rowing machine workout plans to really sink your teeth into alongside our equipment.

Beginner: Marcy Onyx Geneva 6000 Rowing Machine£449.00

 Marcy Onyx Geneva 6000 Rowing Machine

The third piece in the Onyx range is the Marcy Onyx Geneva 6000 rowing machine, perfect for any beginners out there. Unlike its fellow machines, however, this one is powered by air resistance. So the harder you row, the more resistance you build up, making it perfect for a beginner as the machine will constantly tailor to your abilities.

Low Budget: Marcy Azure RE1016 Magnetic Folding Rowing Machine£299.00

Marcy Azure RE1016 Magnetic Folding Rowing Machine

Much like its cross trainer counterpart, the Marcy Azure RE1016 is a great budget rower and anyone with little space. This machine doesn’t require any mains connection as it runs on batteries and even folds up to save space. Like the cross trainer, none of this takes away from the machine’s performance, and this rower is a perfect choice for anyone wanting to try our rowing machine workout plans.

Best All-Rounder: Marcy Pro NS-6070RW Hydro Rower with Stroke Tracker£599.00

Marcy Pro NS-6070RW Hydro Rower with Stroke Tracker

The Marcy Pro NS-6070RW Hydro rower is perfect for anyone wanting a realistic experience. This rower is designed to feel like you are rowing on water, with the water tank providing you with all of the resistance you need for your workout. So if you’re looking for something realistic and high-quality that will keep you performing, this machine is the one for you.

Resistance Bands

Finally, we have resistance bands. These are really amazing pieces of equipment that everyone needs as they suit every goal type. Our Learn area has 3 different resistance band workout plans for different muscle groups, so grab your equipment today to get started.

Beginner/Best All-Rounder: Bionic Body Resistance Training Kit£40.00

Bionic Body Resistance Training Kit

Resistance bands themselves are relatively cheap and affordable, meaning almost anyone can get their hands on them. However, if resistance band workouts are the route you want to go for, the Bionic Body training kit is a must-have. It comes with 3 tubes of different resistances so that you can workout up at your own pace, as well as 2 handles, a door strap and an ankle strap to really help you make the most out of the resistance tubes and the workout plans. It’s basically everything you need to get started.

Low Budget: Davina Resistance Band Set£28.00

Davina Resistance Band Set

If you’re looking for something a bit cheaper, the Davina resistance band set is great. It comes in a light, medium, and heavy resistance, so again you can work your way up to the highest resistance. It also means that if one muscle group needs a different resistance from the other, you have everything you need to tailor your workouts.

So there you have it; the best equipment needed for each of’s workout plans. If you don’t find something here for you, there’s plenty more to choose from so take a browse.


Before beginning any exercise or nutrition program, consult your physician, doctor or other professional. This is especially important for individuals over the age of 35 or persons with pre-existing health problems. assumes no responsibility for personal injury or property damage sustained using our advice.

If you experience dizziness, nausea, chest pain, or any other abnormal symptoms, stop the workout at once and consult a physician or doctor immediately.