We hope you joined us two weeks ago while we began creating your home gym with a focus on the décor of the room. Last week 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.