The Best Gym Equipment For Weight Loss

If you’re trying to lose weight, you’re not alone. According to Kantar, 38% of UK adults are trying to lose weight. That’s a huge statistic, but sadly not surprising considering that obesity rates in the UK have been on the increase for many years.

So many of our clients have weight loss as their main fitness goal, so we’re well-versed in choosing the right equipment to help shed the pounds.

Keep reading for our 5 top pieces of gym equipment to help you with weight loss, including some firm favourites for most gym goers, as well as some alternative choices for those who want to branch out.

StairMaster Gauntlet 

The StairMaster Gauntlet stepping machine has 20 intensity levels, allowing you to tailor your workout to your goals. This piece of equipment gives you an incredible cardio and strength workout for your lower body.

The StairMaster Gauntlet’s screen shows you the time you’ve been using the equipment, your speed, the distance you’ve ‘travelled’, the number of calories you’ve burnt, and your pulse.

Battle Ropes

We love battle ropes because of their convenience and ability to be used by both absolute beginners and total pros. They can be used anywhere, are really easy to transport, and are great for burning fat as well as boosting your metabolism.

These battle ropes by Gym Gear are 15 m long and come in 3 different thicknesses: 25 mm (6 kg), 38 mm (14 kg) and 50 mm (23 kg). As well as burning fat, battle ropes are wonderful pieces of equipment if you want to build up your strength, endurance, and anaerobic and aerobic fitness levels.

Rowing Machine

Rowers are part of our cardio range and are brilliant for burning fat, especially if you use them in intense but short bursts (around 5 minutes per burst of exercise). Out of all of the cardiovascular machines that you’ll find at the gym, rowers give you your best shot at burning calories and fat quickly because they target your whole body.

The Model D Indoor Rower comes in the colours light grey and black and is durable, smooth and requires very little maintenance. This rowing machine allows its users to adjust the amount of airflow that goes to the flywheel, for the most control over resistance and extension. It also has easily adjustable footrests to comfortably fit a vast range of shoe sizes.

Medicine Balls

Small but mighty, medicine balls are excellent pieces of gym equipment for weight loss. You might be surprised to learn that you can do a full-body workout with a medicine ball. If you’re trying to lose weight, this guide from Weight Watchers will take you through a medicine ball workout that will help you burn calories and fat.

Click here to see our range of medicine balls and medicine balls racks.


Yes, really! Dumbbells are most often associated with building muscle but, if you use them in the right way, they can really help you shed some tummy fat. The trick is to use a lighter weight at a higher intensity. A huge benefit of dumbbells is that you can use them to work out almost every part of your body.

This 2.5 – 15 kg set of rubber hex dumbbells are perfect for HIIT (high intensity interval training). They have an anti-roll design, are rubber coated for durability, and are ergonomically contoured to help with your grip.

Gym Gear has a vast range of top-quality exercise equipment for both commercial gyms and home gyms. Browse our website to view our cardio equipment, strength equipment, functional training equipment, gym flooring, and more.