Take Small Steps to Create a Home Gym
As we approach March, there is typically a dramatic drop-off in our commitment to New Year’s resolutions to get fit! Perhaps what you need to keep you moving through spring are some small steps to create a home gym so you have a convenient place to work out. Since we’re all about finding ways for you to save money, but still get high-quality carpet in Denver at Sloane’s Carpet Secret, these ideas are also designed to get you buff without going broke!
First Step: Are You the Home Gym Type?
Too often, our good intentions move us to purchase bulky home-gym equipment that soon morphs from a workhouse for fitness to a catch-all for stuff that has nothing to do with exercise. Some of us really do need to vacate the house and meet up with friends at the gym to stay motivated to work out. No matter where you fall on the home gym versus fitness center spectrum, the gear listed below won’t be wasted even if it’s just used as a complement to a fitness regime you complete outside the home.
We don’t recommend that you head out and spend thousands of dollars on a treadmill or elliptical machine. A few key pieces of equipment and a bit of effort to create a space that makes it convenient to workout—rather than a full-room transformation—is the best bet when you’re testing out the potential for a home gym. You can always expand the space and your equipment once you know you and a home gym are a match.
Invest in This Equipment
- Jump rope: For under $20, a jump rope gives you one of the best heart workouts all in a compact, portable package. This is a cardio burner and muscle toner in one!
- A set of dumbbells: You’ll want to get a set of dumbbells in three weights that you use the most; for example, a 5-, 10- and 15-pound set is a great starting point for most women. For a bit more money, you might consider a set of adjustable dumbbells.
- Stability ball: A sturdy stability ball is a versatile tool in a home gym and a quality ball can be purchased for $20-50.
- Resistance bands: Whether you are working out your arms, legs or back, resistance bands can provide a full-body workout. Available for $20-30.
- Full-length mirror: A full-length mirror is not to take selfies, but to ensure that you have proper form. One full-length mirror will cost less than $10.
How to Use this Information
There’s no reason to let your fitness goals go when it’s very easy and cost-effective to get some equipment lined up for your home gym. You also don’t want to put off getting new carpet, when you can count on Sloane’s Carpet Secret to get you name-brand carpet for less. Please give us a call at 303-300-9555 or contact us online today!
What are the challenges you face to setting up a home gym?