Go to Harbor Freight and pick up some interlocking rubber floor mats sufficient to cover your workout area. Then get free weights to include barbell with weight plates, adjustable dumbbells, kettlebells, resistance bands, some form of suspension trainer (think TRX but cheaper) and an adjustable length swivel handle jump rope for cardio. Some form of sturdy bench for weight work. If you can find one on Craigslist for a good price a Total Trainer or Total Gym is a nice to have not need to have piece of equipment.
Things not needed are a dreadmill or elliptical, rowing machine or any form of weight training machine such as a Soloflex or Bowflex.
It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.
I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.
Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.
Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit
You can not build a six pack using twelve packs
Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.
"I think calories are little germs in food that all moms are afraid of" Dennis the Menace