The only equipment you need for a workout is you.
A treadmill that grinds your coffee or a rowing machine that does a round of laundry – that is exercise gear worth considering. But without these extra perks there had better be more to heavy gym equipment than meets the eye. After paying all that money, and sacrificing half your room, you still have to motivate yourself to use it every day.
When showing up is the biggest obstacle to overcome for a fitness regime, the plus side is that that is all there is to it. Come to your work out in your trainers and track suits which is all the gear you really need, and you can achieve core, upper body and over all cardiovascular fitness. Latest fitness wisdom tells us that resistance training using your own body weight outweighs the benefits of purchasing equipment, unless of course that equipment also does the vacuuming.