Expensive gym membership draining your bank account? Home gym equipment isn't cheap either. But, wait! There is a DIY alternative. Some creative fitness enthusiasts are making their own strength training equipment ... and saving big bucks in the process. Coming up: three examples that demonstrate how easy budget home workouts can be!
1. DIY Ab Bench.
A step-by-step guide tells you how to make a simple abdominal strengthening bench. This one requires just a sturdy plank and PVC pipe screwed to the rail of someone's deck. – Fitness Training at Home
2. Bulgarian Training Bag.
An inner tube filled with sand makes a versatile – and cheap! – half-moon shaped training bag. It's a fraction of the cost of dumbbells but can be used in just as many different ways. – DIY Strength Gear
3. DIY Medicine Ball.
Stab a basketball, fill with sand then glue it up with Liquid Nails and tape with duct tape. It ain't pretty, but it does the job of a real medicine ball ... without the expense. – Washington Post