Having a Home Gym can be wonderful. There are many benefits to creating a gym inside your home. The biggest benefit is the money you will save by not shelling out money to a gym every month. You won’t be paying for gas to commute back and forth to the gym, and you won’t be spending extra money on travel/gym products.
Another benefit to having your own home gym is the luxury of working out when you want to and not when the gym is open. You have no travel time and everything you need is right there, such as your shower, clothes, and makeup. No more grunting from the person next to you at the gym, and best of all no comparing yourself to the other people at the gym.
The best part of creating a gym at home is you don’t need overpriced gym equipment to get a good workout in. You just need a designated spot in your house/garage/attic to create your space.
Here is a list of items you can purchase to get in a really great workout.
Resistance Bands are versatile strength training tools. They’re lightweight and portable and help with strength training and you can get them for under $20.
A set of Dumbells are great for some muscle building. Pick the weight that is challenging for you but not impossible.
Jump Ropes are a great workout that can be done inside or out. Jumping rope is a full-body workout, so it burns many calories in a short time. For an average-sized person, jumping rope might even burn more than 10 calories a minute.
Floor mats are great for your gym floor so you have stability and don’t hurt your knees on the hard floor. You can get one pack that will create a perfect gym space for under $30.
Total Gym, if you are looking for one piece of equipment that takes care of everything then the Total Gym is the way to go and it cost under $500 which is cheaper than a yearly gym membership. Cardio can be done anywhere with no equipment but strength training is harder. You can find a great one on Amazon or even check your local thrift stores or a gently used one.
Having a gym at home has many luxuries but remember you will need to be motivated and have the self-discipline to workout at home and not binge-watch Netflix which can be more fun but definitely not as rewarding.
Author/Weight Loss Coach
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