The Fitness Gear You Must Have For Your Home Gym

A great stet up of a home fitness gym
A great stet up of a home fitness gym

Home Fitness Equipment: What You Need

Most people who go to the gym for a workout session do so to build lean muscles, to improve cardiovascular performance and to manage their weight. However, several factors can get in the way of achieving these goals. A busy schedule, the absence of privacy and the inconvenience of traveling to the gym may be a few of these hindrances. Thus, the option of owning one’s very own home fitness equipment is increasingly becoming more and more popular with many fitness enthusiasts.

Many think that getting your own fitness equipment is not only expensive but also exhausting and complicated. That’s far from the truth however. When putting up your own gym at home, you don’t need to get a lot of equipment. You only have to purchase the ones that you can use and are within your budget. You have to define your needs and set your limits before you go on a shopping spree.

The Bow Flex dumbbell system
The Bow Flex dumbbell system

Choosing Your Fitness Equipment

Dumbbells - Dumbbells are probably the most common of all fitness equipment. Aside from the convenience brought about by its small size, it is a very effective tool for strength training. Also, most models can be adjusted to fit different weight limits.

Exercise ball for doing abs
Exercise ball for doing abs

Exercise Balls - Exercise balls may have gained popularity only recently, but they are already considered as one of the most basic and most useful fitness devices. They are also known to be used not only during workouts. Many have discovered the benefits of using the exercise ball as a substitute to the usual office chair.

Home treadmill for running
Home treadmill for running

Treadmill - The treadmill is another regular sight in several professional and home gyms. Although the main movement it facilitates is simply walking or jogging, the advantage of using treadmills is that you can monitor your pace and performance by adjusting the speed or by checking on other parameters, like distance, calories burned and heart rate, as displayed on its monitors.

A portable DVD player to bring any workout DVD with you on the go
A portable DVD player to bring any workout DVD with you on the go

DVD Player - Most gyms offer aerobics classes, yoga sessions and other group exercises. With the use of your own television and video player, you can do cardio exercises right at your own living room. Several exercise videos have been released, and this is actually the first preference of those who wish to do their workouts in private. One of the newest workout videos is the Chalean Extreme which not only helps with losing weight but also building and toning muscle. 

The number of home fitness equipment that you can find in the gym or in fitness stores can reach hundreds. Again, you don’t need to get all of them, as you would not need most of them. Different people have different fitness requirements. Personalize your home gym by getting only the home fitness equipment that you need for your personal workout.

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