Everyone knows that exercise, both cardiovascular activity and strength training, is important to one’s health. If that’s the case, why then are so many people more interested in sitting on their couches? Many factors contribute to our lack of physical activity, but with a small investment in a home gym, you can be on your way to better health.
Having your own home gym not only allows you to save money on a costly gym membership, but it also allows you to exercise regardless of the weather or traffic conditions. Plus, even if you’re short on time, your workout is only a few steps away. In addition, a home gym is especially useful for those who don’t like sweating in front of others or just feel like exercising in private.
A home gym is for everyone, because you can tailor it to meet you and your family’s needs.
- Fitness Goals – First, figure out what you hope to achieve with your home gym. Is this your sole training area or something you’ll use to supplement other training? Do you want to include weights as well as cardio machines, like a treadmill or bike? These are all questions you must ask yourself before getting started.
- Stick With What You Like – Make sure you buy exercise equipment that you enjoy using. For example, if you hate running and walking on the treadmill, don’t buy one! It’s as simple as that. Many people set out with good intentions but end up never setting foot in their home gym because they purchase equipment they’ll never use.
- Space – Measure your floor space and ceiling height. Make sure to not only account for the dimensions of the fitness equipment, but also additional workout space to actually use that equipment. For example, don’t forget you’ll need space to get on and off the elliptical.
- Motivation – If motivation is your problem, try adding in a television or music system in your home gym. Maybe invite a friend to work out with you or hire a personal trainer. Regardless of how you do it, remember to have fun!
- Budget – Setting up a home gym can be intimidating. But it doesn’t have to. Fitness Exchange has both New & Certified PreOwned Equipment that can meet virtually any budget.
Want more advice on what will best meet the needs of your home gym? A Fitness Exchange Professional can help you design a fitness area for your home that you will love to use. Plus, the Fitness Exchange Service Team can set up your new home gym, as well as cover all of your equipment warranties and preventative maintenance needs. Click Here To Contact Us.