Exercising in a public gym is not the most convenient experience for many. The truth is, although it may be the place where many people find their fitness motivation, there are also some downsides of exercising in a crowded gym; wasting precious time until you get there, lack of privacy, various distractions, spending a small fortune on gym memberships, wasting time while waiting in line to get to the machine you need at the moment and so on.
On the other hand, when you’re exercising in a home gym you do not have to see people sweating all around you, nor you have to worry how you are dressed. Also, you can exercise at any time you want to and on whichever machine you need to. Focusing on your workout and goals while not being distracted by people around you watching you and making you feel uncomfortable has never been easier; all you need to is invest in a quality exercise equipment which will serve you for many years to come.
Truth be told, building a home gym is not a simple and quick task to do. You need to dedicate a great amount of time and attention to selecting the right exercise equipment and accommodate it in your space. However, it is not a daunting task that is impossible to be done without professional assistance. The process of equipping a home gym includes three important steps:
- determining the location (be it a room in your house, garage or place separated from your house);
- defining your exercise goals;
- buying the needed equipment.
When it comes to buying exercise equipment, one of the biggest misconceptions is that you have to break the bank to buy a set of essential exercise equipment. To get the best value for your money, follow our list that consists of five simple steps for building the perfect home gym.
1. Start With Investing in High-Quality Workout Bench
A workout bench is a versatile piece of exercise equipment that is suitable for everyone, including beginners and experiences fitness fanatics. It is one of those items that do not take up too much floor space and can be used for a wide variety of exercises, especially for those meant for building and strengthening the upper muscles, bones and joints.
2. Buy a Set of Dumbbells
No matter what your exercise regime might be, you will certainly need a pair of dumbbells. They are used for almost every workout program. Also, dumbbells are a key “ingredient” for many exercises for different parts of the body such as: strengthening triceps, chest muscles, arms, shoulders as well as for exercises for the back and the legs.
3. Get an Exercise Ball
The exercise ball or also known as stability or medicine ball makes a great addition to any set of exercise equipment. In fact, the exercises that include stability ball help you to improve body posture and balance, improve muscle balance as well as support and improve your back and spine health.
4. Get a Resistance Exercise Band
So simple, yet so effective the resistance exercise band is a must-have piece of exercise equipment in every gym. It is great for an array of exercises including but not limited to: lower-body exercises, back exercises, chest exercises, shoulder exercises, arms exercises as well as for many core exercises.
5. Pick the Most Suitable Cardio Machine
To get the most out of your cardio training, you most certainly do not have to buy all cardio machines. Instead, choose a machine you think you would like to use. From exercise bikes, treadmills or some of the elliptical machines, you definitely have some choices. Simply put, choose the best cardio machine that matches your workout routine and a machine that will help you achieve your fitness goals. To do this, consider your activity level, actual physical condition and fitness goals.