I cannot afford to buy new equipment. Is there a good household substitute for a kettle bell, stability ball, and a weighted ball?

  • I cannot afford to buy new equipment right now. I am a recent grad trying to pay my bills and also get in shape. Is there a good household substitute for a kettle bell, stability ball, and a weighted ball?

    For instance, I know some people use water bottles or cans as a substitute for dumb bells.

    Any suggestions?

    summer_sun0001   by: summer_sun0001
  • 3 votes
    heathyrbomb  over 1 year ago by: heathyrbomb

    Also, keep an eye out on the clearance sections of Wal-Mart! I got a new 8lb. weighted ball, 2 kettle bells and step all for $22!!!!!

  • 2 votes
    RedcrossReborn  over 1 year ago by: RedcrossReborn


    You can make your own makeshift kettle bell on the cheap. There is a video from 4-Hour Body author Tim Ferris on how to make one here:

    As to the stability ball, depending on the exercise and the type of pillows you have lying around you could use a stack of pillow as a replacement.

    And as to the weighted ball...grab a roll of duck tape and get creative with an small heavy item that you don't need until you can afford to buy one. :)

  • 2 votes
    summer_sun0001  over 1 year ago by: summer_sun0001

    Thank you so much for your feedback!

  • 2 votes
    terpgomer  over 1 year ago by: terpgomer

    A gallon of water weighs 8 lbs. There's your weighted ball.

    • scamp07
      scamp07 over 1 year ago

      And cost a lot less than a medicine ball. Just be careful not to drop it.

    • summer_sun0001
      summer_sun0001 over 1 year ago

      That's a really great idea actually. I might have to try that.

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    Mayhem  over 1 year ago by: Mayhem

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