This year you may have decided to quit wasting money on going to the gym and invest in some equipment for your home gym instead. It’s really easy to turn a room, or even part of a room into a gym such as the garage, spare bedroom or attic, all you need are a few carefully selected workout items. Here are our top ten to get your gym started, it’s recommended to use a reputable brand like Reebok workout equipment when setting up your own gym.
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The first piece of gym equipment that you should invest in is an exercise bike. Exercise bikes have a relatively small foot print so don’t take up as much room as other home fitness equipment, making them ideal for multi-purpose rooms. They also offer a low impact way to exercise your leg muscles.
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The second piece of gym equipment you should invest in is a treadmill. Although treadmills take up quite a lot of space, they offer great cardio-vascular exercise as they get your heart rate up. Fully programmable treadmills allow you to jog or run against the clock, at your own pace or along a specific course depending on your preference.
A treadmill offers great cardio-vascular exercise
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To really get your workout to make your muscles work, ankle weights are a great idea. They provide extra resistance for your leg muscles during your fitness routine and make the muscles work harder – ideal for toning up calves in particular.
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Another piece of popular equipment for a home gym is a cross trainer. A cross trainer allows you to exercise a wider range of muscles including your arms, legs and torso. As with treadmills, most cross trainers are programmable and allow you to alter the level of your workout.
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Wrist weights are another great piece of workout equipment. Simply strap around your wrists and add that extra resistance to your muscles, making them work harder. Plus thanks to the Velcro strapping on most wrist weights, they leave your hands free for holding onto other gym equipment such as your cross trainer.
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Rowing machines are also another popular piece of workout equipment. They offer both arm and leg muscle toning whilst increasing your hate rate for an all-round fitness boost.