Motivation is really necessary for all those who work out at home. There is no money aspect, which is a good stimulation for some people. Some simply cannot work out at home because they cannot get themselves to be so active, but when paying for a gym, they don't want their money to go to waste. This is not the best possible reason to start exercising, but it is how it is. On the other hand, if a person starts exercising at home, there will be a lot of positive effects for the body. Also, when exercising at home, a person should not have a strict workout schedule, since workout can be done anytime. Also, there is a lot of different home fitness equipment to keep you in shape.
There are free weights, dumbbells that do not require much space for storing and can be used for both cardio and muscle mass workout, depending on the size of weights. There are also small size equipment such as resistance band, which is excellent for strength and increasing stamina and endurance. There is also medicine ball, which is great for increasing strength and developing the sense of balance. When it comes to big things, barbell might be used, but it would be nice if a bench press can be used as well, along with barbell. The biggest instruments for home workout are treadmill and elliptical trainer. These are devices excellent for all those who have problems with excessive fat tissue, so they can be used for cardio workout only, but also as a part of a training session, which includes cardio as a warm up, while muscle mass building follows.
Home equipment will help a lot, but as always, it all depends on a person and how much he or she is motivated and willing to put out some effort in order to acquire a healthy status of the organism.