When building your home gym, the question of which pieces suit you best will likely be based on two factors: how much space you have and which equipment you'll actually use.
Will you actually use it?
If you're just beginning a new exercise routine, you may want to start with a lower-cost option that's versatile for a variety of exercises. Something like a yoga mat, which can assist in stretching or core exercises, may be a good first building block.
Next, you'll want to consider the exercises you like to do and pick equipment that fits the type of activity you do regularly. If you like cardio or are invested in making it a new part of your routine, for example, a cardio machine may be a good choice.
How much space do you have?
Another question to ask yourself is how much space you want to devote to your home gym. Pieces like a jump rope or dumbbells may be easily stashed away, but something the size of a weight bench will take up more room. Here are more tips for building a home gym on a budget.