Finding the Right Home Gym
Home fitness gyms are quite popular for people who want the benefits of a good
workout without having to leave home to get it. The best home gyms on the market
are durable, reliable, constructed with quality parts and materials, and most
importantly, meet your specific fitness and workout needs.
Three Types of Home Gyms
There are three basic types of home gym:
3.Plate loaded machine
Each type of home gym comes with its own advantages and disadvantages, and each
is suited to different workout needs and styles.
Planning of home gym. Having a home workout area does not have to be overwhelming!
With a little bit of planning, and budgeting, you can easily transform space
in your house into a personal fitness area. When you're getting started, here
are a few helpful hints to keep in mind:
• Determine your personal fitness goals
• Find a proper location
• Tone up your technology
• Add your own personal design touch to the space
• Put accessories to work
When shopping for a home gym, make sure the items you consider will help you
meet your fitness goals. Do you want a series of elastic bands to provide resistance
or do you want a system of cables and pulleys to lift a stack of weights? If
you decide on a gym with a weight stack, does it include enough weight? If you
want to do some major strength training, does the gym include free weights?
Does the gym have add-ons for leg lifts and other lower body exercises or will
you concentrate on your upper body?
Before you bring a gym home, decide where you want to keep it. Sellers will
list a gym's height, length, and width in item listings. Measure your space
and check to make sure the home gyms you look at will fit in it. Also, decide
how many stations you want right off the bat. If only one person will use the
home gym at a time, a single-station gym setup will work well.
If more than one person wants to work out on the gym at once, consider a multi-station
setup. If you want to save space, make sure the gym folds. The Total Gym and
Bowflex both fold up so that you can store them out of sight under the bed or
in a closet.
Home gym equipment
Home Gyms. Ever see someone with a good physique who got it by working out on
a home gym? I have. I've even competed against people who became competitive
physique athletes (bodybuilders) by working out on a home gym. It can be done.
But if this is true, why do so few do it?
Why do most people who buy a home gym end up selling it in a yard sale?
Write your goals down. This is basic and is a good practice for any worthy pursuit.
What is it that you truly hope to accomplish by purchasing a home gym? Do you
just want to loose a few pounds? If so, you really don't need home gym equipment
to do it. Perhaps a few small changes to your diet and walking a mile a day
will get you where you want to go. Maybe you want to tone up a bit? Now were
talking, home gyms are great way to tone up loose and sagging muscles, and add
a pleasing healthy appearance to your overall physique.
Quality home gym equipment will usually outlast their less expensive counterparts
and actually save you money in the long run. It will function more smoothly
reducing the risk of injury. It will require less maintenance. It will have
a more natural feel to it, and is far more likely to still be in use a year
For more information see our Finding the Right Home Gym.