Building a Better Home Gym
If you're looking to get fit and into shape, home gyms may provide
the best option if joining a traditional gym isn't feasible.
A personal gym at home will allow for more flexibility in terms of
your workout schedule, and if time is tight and you want to include
exercise into the busiest of routines, a gym at home is definitely
the way to go.
Unfortunately, many people only think of weight and resistance training
based multi-gyms when they're considering home gym equipment, but
the range of home exercise equipment now available extends to: Rowing
Machines treadmills ab machines orbital trainers elliptical trainer,
and much, much more.
This means that in addition to improving muscle mass and tone, you
can now have a fat burning cardiovascular workout in the comfort of
your own home, whenever it suits you best, perhaps even in front of
Plan your home gym carefully
Think of the type of workout you'd like, the areas of your body and
overall fitness you want to work on.
Next, have a look at the space you have to set up your equipment.
It could be an area as small as a section of a spare room to an entire
basement or garage. These factors will dictate the types of fitness
products are best suited to your goals.
At the very minimum you could get a few pairs of dumbbells to do
resistance training, an exercise ball to do some great abdominal exercises,
and a jump rope to get your cardiovascular or fat burning exercises
The next consideration is cost. Only purchase good quality home exercise
equipment; the best you can afford for your specific needs. Doing
so may be expensive, but it's a worthwhile investment for both safety,
as well as the long term financial benefits associated with less maintenance
I asked my team to compile a few links to help you quickly find the
best prices on home gym equipment - here's a free list of discounted
A normal cost to outfit your home might be compared to a two year
traditional gym membership. With this amount of money, it's vital
you choose your fitness products wisely. Only buy from reputable,
Do your homework before you buy.
Take advice about your purchase from fitness experts, health and
fitness magazines and website reviews or another relevant consumer
Most home exercise equipment will come with a 30-day money back guarantee,
so don't be afraid to try the equipment that will build your Home
Gyms before you commit.
Give them a run for their money to ensure that you invest in the
right equipment for you. If they're not right for you, send them back
and continue the hunt for the perfect machine.
Once built, be disciplined and use your home gym regularly and safely.
Keep it well maintained and you'll see fantastic results in no time
at all, all in the comfort and convenience of your own home.
BTW: As you may know much of the information I supply my readers
is taken directly from questions that they send to my office. If you
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Christopher Guerriero Founder/CEO: The National Metabolic & Longevity
Research Center Author/Speaker/Coach Developer of the "Maximize Your