Home gyms is a great option for getting fit without needing to share space at a fitness club. Fitness experts say there is a great deal of interest in home gyms around January, and this year in particular. Here are some tips on establishing a home gym.
The first thing you have to think about is making sure your home gym is something you’re actually going to use. A home gym takes a great deal of time, money and space, so you have to be fully committed to using it. When you are in the early stages of planning you should consult with a professional trainer. Video calling allows you to discuss your options without the need to go face-to-face. A trainer can help you define your goals for the gym and suggest to you the most effective equipment to attain those goals and even set up a series of exercises to meet your needs.
Home gym planning
As you consider your home gym equipment needs, ask yourself these questions:
1. What are my exercise and fitness goals?
2. How much space do I have, and how much money can I spend?
3. How much time do I have to work out each day? What do I most enjoy?
4. Who will be using the equipment besides me?
5. Have I consulted with a medical professional about my specific needs or limitations?
6. Am I ready to make this commitment?
You’re probably will not purchase the kind of high-end gear the health clubs expect to last for years of continuous use, make your selections carefully. And whatever you purchase, keep up with regular maintenance. Anything with moving parts, whether a pulley-based weight machine or a treadmill, will eventually wear out. Lubrication and checking for wear and tear can add years of life to your equipment. Extended warranties are a good idea for fitness equipment.
In many cases, you don’t need expensive gear that takes up a lot of space. Old standbys like jump ropes, medicine balls and dumbbells are standbys for a reason; they let you accomplish a lot with minimal space and cost.
Don’t skip the infrastructure
Exercise equipment doesn’t exist in a vacuum. The electrical exercise machines are powerful appliances and should be treated as such. Most treadmills require a dedicated 20-amp circuit, for instance. Pay special attention to your flooring. Wood flooring is a good all-purpose choice, but weight equipment can damage the floor over time. At the very least, place mats underneath your exercise equipment. Rubberized floors are the most preferable option for their traction and easy maintenance.
Don’t forget about lighting, either. A dark workout space does neither your regimen nor your mood any favors. Make sure any lighting arrangement works well with any natural light or TV placement you have.
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