Planning a Home Gym – Our Guide

If you want to get in shape but the thought of attending a commercial gym leaves you cold then why not find space for a gym at home instead? Any piece of gym equipment found in a commercial setting is now available on the home market and you may find it surprisingly affordable and of a good quality.

When buying fitness equipment you need to bear a few things in mind, including:

  • Price
  • Space available
  • What are your aims? Weight loss? Increased fitness etc…

Price is of course an important factor when buying anything and fitness equipment is no different. Despite the fact that there are plenty of cheap products out there you should still expect to pay above the £100 mark minimum if you want a quality product and prices can extend right into the thousands of pounds. Set yourself a budget and stick to it. Don’t scrip below it but instead by the best product you can afford.

Pay close attention to the physical amount of space you have available. Fitness equipment can be bulky and heavy and can quickly fill a room. If you have only a limited amount of space then maybe consider something compact, which can fold away when not is use. Try and think about the rooms you have available. A garage is often overlooked, but this room often has plenty of space and offers a more bearable temperature than a bedroom or dining room. It also means that your equipment is not an eyesore when not in use.

Finally, think about what you want to achieve from this equipment. Do you want to lose some weight? Do you want to boost your fitness levels or do you want to enhance your physique and health overall? If you are targeting a single area of the body, such as legs or buttocks then an exercise bike may be ideal. If you want a more general cardio workout then a cross trainer makes great sense. Of course if you want to simply build muscle then weights are still the way to go.

A home gym offers you a private, flexible way to workout. You can chose your ideal piece of fitness equipment, exercise in the comfort of your own home and achieve the same results that you would have done in a gym, typically at a fraction of the price over the course of a year.

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