31 Oct Choosing the right equipment for your home gym
Are you one of those individuals who love to work out but are intimidated by the thought of hitting the gym around your block? Do you prefer working out in solitude, at your own pace and without distractions from over-enthusiastic gym goers? If yes, then working out with a home-gym setup may be the way forward for you.
Before you start to look for ‘fitness equipment for home gyms’ over the internet, we’d like you to pause and consider three important factors:
- Budget: Take into consideration how much money you are willing to invest in home gym equipment before you begin your search.
- Purpose: What is your primary fitness objective? Is it just to shed a few extra kilograms or do you have a long term fitness objective? Ideally you need to have a long-term fitness goal with clear objectives, if you are considering setting up a home gym.
- Space: How much space do you have to spare to set up your home gym? Bear in mind that some gym equipment might require additional storage space, so this needs to be factored in as well.
Here are our recommendations on home gym fitness equipment, which will suit you irrespective of where you are on your fitness journey:
Dumbbells: Lifting weights is a great way to build those muscles and get those calories burning, in addition to helping improve cardiovascular health. Dumbbells are a great way to build strength and resistance, especially if you don’t have enough space to set up massive weight-training equipment.
Resistance Bands: Resistance bands are a great means of getting into shape by increasing lean-muscle mass and overall strength. They make for great low impact workouts, without taking up too much space or costing a fortune, making for a great piece of equipment to have at any low-cost home gym.
Treadmill: Treadmills are an absolute prerequisite for your home gym if you are looking to get a total body workout while meeting cardio requirements. While there are hundreds of treadmills to choose from, you should ideally narrow down on one that has a reputation for delivering results and comes with impact control systems to give you the best running experience.
Elliptical Trainer: If you think that the treadmill can be a little jerky on the knees, hips and back, then the Elliptical Fitness trainer is a great substitute. Known for providing high-intensity low impact total body workouts, Elliptical fitness trainers make a good fit in any home-gym. Be sure of narrowing down on an elliptical that has movable handles to get a satisfying arm workout. An ideal version of an elliptical trainer can also be pedaled in reverse to give your calf muscles and hamstrings a more intense workout.
Accessories: In addition to training equipment, you will also need to invest in storage racks if you are looking to purchase dumbbells and weight training equipment across varying weight ranges. You may also want to look at flooring options so that your heavy-duty equipment does not cause damage to your home.
If you are looking for quality fitness equipment to set up your home gym, the answer is always Precor. Known for their impressive treadmills, Elliptical Fitness Trainers and Upright Bikes, Precor is a revolutionary when it comes to engineering products with a passionate focus on proven science and ergonomic motion. Precor equipment have also acquired various patents, making them second to none in the fitness industry.
We at Al Yousuf Sports Equipment are the exclusive distributors for Precor in UAE and would love to assist you with setting up your home gym. In addition to free delivery and installation, we also offer free consultations where we help you design your gym layout and recommend the right kind of equipment based on your budget, fitness goals and space constraints. Call us on 04 388 3292 for more information on how we can help you setup your home gym.