Why do you spend an insane amount of money on going to an overcrowded gym, fighting to use the equipment that you need, and then going home grumpy and tired? Are you tired of queues and wait to use certain machines, and gym-rat drama? Do you just want to do your workout and go home? Building a one-room gym in your home or garage is not a big deal, and you can count on the gym being open and uncrowded whenever you want to go. Whether you want to drop some pounds or seriously ramp up your training, building a home gym with Life fitness equipment will not cost a ripped arm or leg as long as you do it the right way.
Start with Used
The professional fitness equipment you seek is generally prohibitively priced when it's factory new, but used equipment can be a great deal! Let's start by constructing a hypothetical home gym in a small area of your basement or a spare room.
Dumbbells: Dumbbells are the most versatile equipment in the home gym. You can do dozens of exercises with them - all without jamming up your space with one-exercise machines. Legs, butt, abs, back, chest, arms and shoulders all get a turn!
Pick a cardio: You might like to run or bike to get your heart pumping, but sometimes Mother Nature does not cooperate. That's when you need a recumbent or regular exercise bike, a treadmill, or even an elliptical trainer. If you are recovering from fun and games with your ACL, MCL, Meniscus, or other knee injuries, a recumbent bike is a great no-impact way to get your cardio and physio all in one.
Multi-use Gyms: These are the jack of all trades when it comes to working every part of your body. They come in multistation space savers as you might see in a smaller gym, or in single user configurations with one seat or bench.
Weight cages: These are the big boys for serious weight training. Coming either as free barbell racks or plate-loaded cable stations, the serious lifter should still have a spotter to help them in case of an emergency.
There are almost infinite combinations to help you get the workout that you want and need, right at your home. A circuit in the basement or garage? Why not? A multi-use home model gym on your apartment balcony? You can do that, too. No matter if you're training for the Olympic deadlift or trying to look good in that wedding dress, there's a machine and a method that will save you money, time, and all the headaches of going to the gym.