You’ve decided you want to workout at home and you’re excited to get started! But what home gym equipment do you need? How can you choose?
If you’re used to working out at a gym with shiny machines your whole life, this can be pretty demotivating! As we’ve discussed before, you don’t need a whole lot of equipment to reach your fitness goals at home.
But for many people, that’s the way that they know how to train. So here are a few questions to answer when choosing your own home gym equipment:
1. What Do You Like to Do?
GASP! “What do I like to do??” You mean fitness isn’t about torturing myself and embracing a culture of “no pain no gain”? NO!
The whole point of fitness and wellness is making it a part of a healthy, active lifestyle centered around being able to do activities you enjoy for a very long time to come. Now that’s not to say you should completely avoid things you don’t like, in fact improving at exercises you suck at is a fast track to great progress.
However, if the idea of walking or running on a treadmill is more dull to you than watching Ferris Bueller’s teacher take attendance, then don’t buy one (or else it will quickly turn into an infamous clothes hanger treadmill)!
There are a number of alternative ways to improve your health and wellness, and the process overall should be one that enriches your life, so start by picking tools, implements, and equipment that allow you do do things that you enjoy.
2. What Are Your Goals?
Do you want to be able to do 10 pushups in a row? Squat twice your bodyweight? Run a marathon? Be able to go up a flight of stairs without being winded? Lose fat and feel better throughout the day?
Clearly defining your goals will influence what home gym equipment you need, and what you really don’t need. If your goals are strength based such as barbell squatting a certain amount, you’re going to need a good barbell, free weights, a quality rack or squat stand, and collars to start.
If your goal is to lose fat and feel better then there is far less specificity in what equipment you will need, and decisions will be much more dictated by your preferences, your budget, and your space.
3. What Space and Budget Do You Have Available for Your Home Gym Equipment?
When it comes to maximizing your available space and budget, the options can be dizzying and it’s best to consult with a professional. If you’re in the northeast, Gronk Fitness Products / G&G Fitness Equipment is top notch, and we trust them to help out our clients.
If you’re looking for a full high-end garage gym or basement gym build-out, they’ll take care of the design and planning of the space to make every inch as efficient, results-driven, and safe as possible. They’ll also complete the install and provide maintenance through the durable life cycle of the equipment.
If you’re someone who travels constantly, you can work with our trainers when you are local, then stay connected through our mobile training solutions, and if needed, find appropriate pieces of equipment to bring with you!
What if you have no budget but still want some equipment to work with? For most fitness equipment it definitely holds true that you get what you pay for, so we don’t generally recommend going for the lowest end version of the equipment you’re used to working with at the gym.
Choosing Home Gym Equipment: Bottom Line
If you want to get results, love working out with equipment at the gym, but think you can’t get the same workout at home while saving time and money, think again!
There is home gym equipment for every budget and every amount of space that will allow you to see the results you’ve always wanted, and enjoy doing it!
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