Here's the list of home workout gear we use in my household to maintain fitness (and to train functionally for sports and family adventures).
The features and qualities I look for when buying fitness gear:
• Versatility for different types of workouts (less is more, unless you have a big space).
• Space-saving (because it's in the house and we don't have a separate gym room).
• High quality long-lasting (hate it when things fall apart, why buy it in the first place?).
• Good value (good pricing and affordable for the above features).
I tend to separate my workouts into 3 focus areas, so the gear I buy has these in mind:
• Push workouts (any pressing/pushing/extending).
• Pull workouts (any pulling or contracting).
• Core/Balance workouts (any mid-section or balance work).
I'm not a big muscle guy, rather, I like to build, maintain and improve functional, practical capabilities. I want to become more agile and capable over time, so participating in sports and adventures with my kids and friends is easy and fun! (And I like to enter some competitive events once in a while, it's great to take on some fun challenges.)
Tip: I like to go light on weight and resistance exercises, sacrificing maximum strength but adding repetitions for building endurance. Most sports and adventurous activities require effort over a long period of time. Consult your doctor or trainer for specifics of course.
Enjoy working out, and happy to chat in comments if you have questions. I'm a life-long health & fitness nut, but always a student, always learning. I'll share what I know if it can help you.