Did you know that 38% of people who cancel their gym membership, do so because of cost?
If you’re on a budget then joining a gym or opening a membership may not be an option for you. So what is the alternative?
Gyming at home is a great way to stay fit and healthy. Nowadays, building a home gym has never been easier, particularly if you have a strict budget in place.
Keep reading to find out what the best home gym equipment is and how to set up your new home gym.
Finding The Space For Your Home Gym
You might be under the impression that you need an entire room available to create a home gym, but this is not true.
If you have the right equipment (which we’re about to detail for you), then all you need is to create a space in your home to store your equipment that is easy for you to unpack when you’re ready to work out.
If you don’t have a spare room, then a great option is to use your living room floor. Simply move your sofa back and remove your coffee table, you can have enough space to work out. Alternatively, you can always work out on your porch or in the garden.
What Equipment Do You Need?
If you have ever stepped into a gym, you’ll have this picture in your head of tons and tons of equipment that you think you need. Alas, this is not the case. With just a few pieces of equipment, you can do full-body workouts in no time.
1. The Barbell
The barbell is likely to be one of your most-used pieces of equipment in your home gym. Used for everything from deadlifts and squats to weightlifting and strength training, you can’t go wrong with this piece of equipment.
2. Weights And Plates
You’re going to need a variety of weights to go with your new barbell. You can start from lighter weights in your stock and work your way up as your fitness level improves.
Make sure that the plates and weights you buy will fit the diameter of your barbell before making a purchase.
3. Free Weights
Free weights are a great addition to exercises like hammer curls and bicep curls.
You should also consider getting a rack to store your weights and dumbbells on so they’re not simply left lying around on the floor or stacked in a corner.
4. A Jump Rope
Every fitness enthusiast knows that weights should be done in conjunction with cardio for optimum weight loss.
So get yourself a quality jump rope to fit in some cardio in between your weight sessions.
If you have a larger area, then you can even consider a treadmill or stationary bicycle as an alternative.
Making Your Home Gym Work
The most important aspect of deciding to have a home gym is dedication. It’s easy to come home after a long day at the office and put your workout off until the next day.
Once you’ve made the investment, set yourself a few realistic goals in order to get maximum return.
Head on over to our ‘Buy Now’ section if you’re looking to add a little something to your workout regime.