Is now a good time to furnish a home gym?
What’s going on?
The uncertainty of the last months has proven to be a great obstacle for gym-fanatics all around the world. Gyms were closed completely and working out became increasingly difficult. Now, just over a month after you were finally allowed to return to the gym, the majority of fitness centers are obligated to ensure that you wear a face mask.
You can probably guess that working out while wearing a mask is really uncomfortable and a bad experience overall. Unfortunately, this has caused many people to forgo working out at all.
So, what now?
Of course, rules are to be abided by, and we’re not advocating to do otherwise. If you, like many other people, don’t feel comfortable working out while wearing a mask, you should look for other ways to reach the same results.
Luckily, you have some options. There’s working out at home with basic bodyweight exercises, or improvising equipment. This isn’t ideal of course, but it’s better than not doing anything at all. The other option, which many people have found to be the better option, is to furnish your own gym at home.
Is a home gym right for you?
You’re probably thinking “A home gym? That’s crazy. I can’t afford all those machines, and wouldn’t even know where to place them if I could.”. It’s a logical conclusion, but it doesn’t have to be. Think about it, you don’t even use most of the machines and equipment at the gym. It’s just a few pieces of equipment that are essential and form the basis of everything else.
Home gym 101
Many customers have told us that all they needed were a few pieces of equipment with which they could do nearly everything they would really need to do. Of course, it differs slightly from person to person, but for the most part it’s fairly similar.
If you want to lift weights, a sturdy rack with a barbell, some plates and maybe a bench would already get you very far. Throw in some Powerblocks (adjustable dumbbells) and a cable station and you’re all set. What you’ll find is that you can do many different exercises with the same equipment, and thus hitting all muscle groups from a variety of angles.
What if I only do cardio?
The great thing about cardio is that it doesn’t require multiple pieces of equipment. You can choose between a treadmill, an elliptical, a bike, or a rower and easily place it somewhere in your home.
We even have cardio machines that you can fold up and store quickly. This way you can train whenever you want and as long as you want, all in the comfort of your own home. Sounds great, right?
What about the cost?
Of course, equipment costs money, but it’s an investment into something that’s yours to keep and will probably serve you forever. A home gym is one of the best investments you can make. It will save you money in the long run, save you time commuting to the gym and waiting on other people, and it’s never closed because only you decide.
Is it worth it?
Many customers have told us that it’s one of the best decisions they have ever made and wish that they would have done it sooner. The comfort of training on your own and according to your own rules is something you will never find in a public gym. If you’re still unsure, feel free to contact us and we will gladly help you find the right equipment for your own training space.