Home Gym Equipment
We hope you have been joining us while we began creating your home gym. We started with a focus on the décor of the room. Then we worked on our small exercise equipment that we call our gym accessories. Today we’ll show you some must-have gym equipment.
Most gym equipment focuses on endurance and strength exercises, but this doesn’t mean you should neglect Flexibility and Balance. Try to fit those exercises into your workout routines too. We’ll show you lots of options to motivate your next workout. Let us know what which type motivates you.
A Few Important Notes to consider:
Keep in mind that whether you buy locally or online, the equipment may need to be assembled. If you hire a professional, you want someone who is reliable and has experience assembling that type of equipment. And you want a company that is responsive if there are problems with the assembly after the technician has left your home. Think of IKEA. I love that store, but no matter what I buy, I always have a few parts left over and have to take it apart and start over.
» If you live in the USA or UK, check out Amazon for assembly options.Consider the price tag on the equipment you buy at the store. When looking to buy, add the following for the true price:
- price of the equipment
- delivery charges
- assembly charges
- options you may want to add such as a pulley for your gym system (triceps)
Shop around. You may find better deals at Amazon because they can deliver right to your door and skip the store delivery. Amazon Prime has deals on delivery, so you may want to check on that too.
- Your heavy gym equipment needs care. You can hire someone to do a preventive maintenance (PM) check on your equipment yearly and it would be money well spent. They will clean the machine, oil it, and if it has belts, they will check them for wear to be sure it’s in good working order for your next workout!
- If you invest in good home workout equipment, you might want to check your homeowners policy to see if the equipment can be included. These machines are an investment in your health so register them with the manufacturer and you may want to consider insuring it for replacement.
Home Gym Equipment
|Magnetic Elliptical Machine Trainer by Sunny Health & Fitness – SF-E905
||ProForm 520 E Elliptical
|ProForm 150i Elliptical
||Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine
Gym Equipment – Exercise Bikes
Upright or Recumbent ?
If your goal of using an exercise bike is to prepare for outdoor riding, then an upright would be best for you. Upright bikes work the same muscles as outdoor riding and it is a full body exercise.
If your goal is to work your quads and glute muscles, then a recumbent bike will help you get a challenging aerobic workout.
Reading this ShareCare article may help you decide which is best for you.
Gym Equipment – Treadmills
Gym Equipment – Rowing Machines
Rowing machines are perfect for working on that stubborn back fat. Here’s our article with a video you might like – Back Fat Exercises.
|Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine
||Sunny Health & Fitness Magnetic Rowing Machine with LCD Monitor by SF-RW5515
Weight Set and Weight Bench
Whether you choose a weight bench and a set of weights or go for a Home Gym system, choose a bench is a sturdy and a system you will use. You can find lots of bicep and tricep exercises for your equipment, but you should use them as a full-body workout as well.
|Marcy Flat Utility 600 lbs Capacity Weight Bench for Weight Training and Ab Exercises SB-315
||Weider Pro 265 Bench Press
|Marcy 150-lb Multifunctional Home Gym Station for Total Body Training
||Bowflex Blaze Home Gym
Home Gym Assembly Services
Tired of trying to assemble that ‘some assembly required’ equipment? And having that one-piece left after you have followed the instructions to the letter? It’s maddening. So, why not have an expert put your new equipment together for you? It’ll take a fraction of the time it would take you and you can use the time you saved trying out that new equipment instead of wishing you could.
Our apologies, but Amazon only provides these services in the USA & UK (at the moment), but check with your local gym to see if the company that assembles their equipment is available. Be sure to hire a company with good reviews and that they will show you how to care for your machines. And you are always welcome to check back with us as Amazon offers new services all the time.
Exercise Bike Assembly:
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