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Get Fit Without Leaving the House - Article # 4

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Home Gyms are Practical and Affordable

This is the forth and final article I have read and reviewed this week for my team challenge. I chose this article because hubby and I are looking at purchasing a Bowflex as our Christmas present to each other, and we already have a workout room in our basement. So, I wanted to see if there were any other improvements or additions that we could make to the room.

The article explains that building home gym is something you can add to over time and you do not need to buy everything at once. You can start small and add things gradually. The article lists the basic things you would need like dumbbells, resistance bands, stability ball, and an exercise mat. Other big-ticket items you can add are a cardio machine, weight bench and even a universal gym machine. My dream gym would have a big screen TV in it.

I love having my own space to workout in and as the article explains, it is not impractical. Building a home gym can be cheaper than having a yearly gym membership, and you can workout anytime you want. You can go to any garage sale or on-line sites like Kijiji and find all kinds of gently used exercise equipment for sale. I purchased my treadmill from a co-worker for a few hundred dollars. She bought it brand new, and only used it a handful of times. For me it was a great investment because I use it at least 3 times a week.

If you are interested in having a home gym, and you have the room for it this is a great article to read to help give you ideas on how to get started. A home gym really is possible on any budget.

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