How To Set Up A Home Gym – The Smart Way

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Sometimes it can seem impossible to get out of the house to exercise. It might be that you don't want to pay for a gym membership, public gyms may intimidate you, it might be the class times don't suit your busy schedule, or you may just prefer to exercise in the comfort of your own home.
It is possible to shed those unwanted kilos, maintain an exercise program, tone up, get fit, and achieve the results you're after without stepping outside your front door…

You don't need a lot of space to set up a home gym, you just need to invest in the equipment that is right for you. It is even delivered to your door, so there really is no excuse not to exercise and achieve your goals.
Decisions, Decisions
Before investing in exercise equipment to build your home gym, there a few things you need to consider.

1. How much room do I have?
The space you have to allocate to your fitness needs has to be well thought out. Exercise equipment comes in a variety of sizes and it can't all be neatly tucked away. Our extensive range here at Klika for example ranges from a portable doorway chin up/sit-up bar to yoga balls and foams right up to cross trainers and the Powertrain Semi-Commercial Electric Treadmill.

2. What are my fitness goals?
Take the time to define what your long-term fitness goals are. Whether it’s strength training with basic equipment to reach your ideal weight or equipment you can incorporate as part of your workout routine around the kids, knowing your goals will help you to determine the right choice of equipment to invest in.
When starting or boosting any fitness program, you really need to incorporate both strength / resistance exercises together with cardio exercise to achieve the best results.

Here are some suggestions for each type of training to consider when getting started…

Cardio equipment ( you can invest in 1 or 2  of the following, depending on what you prefer )
  Skipping Rope
  Rowing Machine
  Cross Trainer
  Treadmill
  Exercise bike

Strength /resistance training equipment (depending on your space & budget)
  Multi Station Home Gym
  Adjustable dumbbell set
  Bench Press Station
  Doorway Chin up/Pull up bar
  Resistance bands
  Yoga Mat for stretching
  Foam Roller for stretching
 
Buying exercise equipment online
With space allocated and equipment wish list at hand you have to think about how much you want to invest. Setting up a home gym the smart way is finding quality, cost-effective fitness equipment that won't break the bank.
Fortunately you have at your fingertips a great tool to search for great deals on fitness equipment – eBay!
You can make the trek to your local retail shop to check out prices on the equipment you desire or use the internet from the comfort of your own home to find some great deals.
For real savings visit online-only stores rather than traditional retailers who may also happen to have an online store. Online-only retailers can generally offer better deals because they don't have to worry about undercutting their retail store prices which need higher margins to maintain store rent and sales staff wages.
So, cheaper really doesn’t mean lower quality when it comes to fitness equipment. Online-only retailers know how to meet the needs of their customers and pass on cost savings through lower prices.
As with any online purchase, do your research, seek opinions, and read reviews. Do this and you'll find a fantastic deal to help get the body you want.

Yours in Great Health
PowerTrain Sports

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