Home Gym - Stay Fit From The Comforts Of Your Home
Author: Brooke Hayles
Modern lifestyle has made us lead a stressful life. With busy schedules and
stretched jobs, we hardly get any time for daily exercises. Hence, obesity and
diabetes and various fitness disorders have become very common problems.
Need for a home gym
When you find no time to go out for exercises, having a home gym is a great
relief. By using it, you can exercise and stay fit without having to go to a
gym. You can workout whenever you feel like it and when you are extremely tired,
you can even relieve stress by gentle workouts on your gym. You can improve
your bodyline without having to regularly go out to the gym.
Why is a home gym better than a regular gym?
There can be no better place than one's own home. That is the place where we
have complete privacy. Having a home gym, you can workout with comfort and ease.
It occupies less space than you'd think and you can always choose what equipment
you would like to have. Home gyms offer all types of exercises that you find
at regular gyms.
With your gym nearby, you have absolutely no reason to skip your exercises.
Commercial gyms are often overcrowded and you may hardly get your chance at
the machine you need. At home, you will definitely not have to wait until someone
else completes their turn.
What equipment is needed in a home gym?
You may like to exercise for different purposes like weight loss, muscle building,
body toning or fitness. You need to choose the equipment according to your needs.
You should have cardiovascular equipments like treadmill, stationary bike and
a rowing machine to achieve fitness. Muscle building will require you to have
dumbbells, Olympic barbell set and an adjustable bench with leg extension or
leg curls attachment. You will probably also need an exercise mat.
Plan your equipment according to your budget and do take into consideration
the space you can allot for your gym.
Installation of a home gym
Installation requires a proper floor plan. Floor plans help you in placing your
fitness equipment in a proper place and position, and will help you with optimum
utilization of space. Some equipment can be placed under staircases if they
fit well. Make floor plans according to dimensions and ceiling heights.
Dimensions of equipment when you are on the equipment should be considered to
make a comfortable placement. Check the power requirements of your equipment.
The equipment may be self powered or may require 110v or 220v dedicated outlet.
If you don't have an outlet that suits the power requirements of the equipment,
you may have to get one installed.
Flooring is also an important factor to be considered. Make sure, the flooring
used for home gym goes well with your fitness goals.
Benefits/ Cost savings of a home gym
Instead of taking a membership every year at a gym center, buying a home gym
can save you a lot of money. Cost saving is always an important factor to be
considered. You can plan it even at the lowest budget. Some companies also offer
special discounts in some special seasons.
So you can just buy one and start your fitness routine at home.
Summary: Modern lifestyle has made us lead a stressful life.
With busy schedules and stretched jobs, we hardly get any time for daily exercises.
Hence, the need for a home gym.