When it comes to keeping fit and going to your local gymit can become a bit of a hassle thinking about having to travel there each day and it seems to take more and more time out of your day. One way to enjoy our daily gym work out without having to leave the confines of your home is to convert your home garage into a gym. Now you will want to make sure that you have a fully functioning garage and so if your need any Garage Door Repair work complete you should get this done along with decorating and insulating your garage before you start buying gym equipment.
One of the benefits of having a gym in your garage is that you don’t need to worry about expensive gym fees. Once you have bought all of the equipment you need you can set about your daily workouts in the comfort of your own home. The other benefit is that you can fill your home gym with only the equipment that you need and will use. There is no point taking the time to travel to a gym if you don’t use half of the equipment.
Some of the equipment pieces that you may want to think about included:
- A crosstrainer – if you like the idea of a treadmill and a static bike and can’t decide between the two or perhaps you have had a knee injury in the past, a crosstrainer may be the perfect piece of equipment for you. It puts less pressure on your knee and ankle joints whilst still giving you a great work out.
- Treadmill – you can buy many different treadmills and they can be great for those who are thinking of starting out on a workout regime as you can set the pace at a slow walk to start off with and then gradually increase your speed as your fitness levels and stamina increase.
- Static bike – similarly to treadmills these are great for both those starting out in fitness and the seasoned gym goer.
- Weights – don’t over do it with the weight. Some different weighted dumbbells and perhaps a kettlebell or two of differing weights. Again it is important that you start off with the lower weights and work your way up as your strength and fitness increases.
One of the best ways that you can decide which equipment is best for you is to either talk to your GP or a personal trainer and let them know what your fitness goals are.