Nothing can be better than having a gym at home. If you are reluctant to visit the gym, you can create your own home gym by bringing home some essential fitness equipments.
Although building a gym at home could be more expensive than the fee charged by the local gym for using its equipments, this is a one-time investment that will help you to sustain your fitness program throughout your life.
Treadmill is the most important item in a home gym. You should carefully select a treadmill that could support you when you are walking or running on it, without causing any mishap. Make sure that the running belt of the treadmill is at least 48 inches long and 18 inches wide. Risk of accidents is greater on treadmills with shorter or narrower running belts. To prevent mishaps, the treadmill should have strong side rails. The machine should be equipped with emergency shutoff. The minimum motor power of the treadmill should not be less than 2.5 horsepower. It should be capable of retaining the speed irrespective of elevation or the runner’s weight.
Static bicycles are beneficial for beginners and overweight people. Stationary bicycles are usually safe for practicing low impact exercises. You can avail semi recumbent bicycles. For increasing resistance while biking, you can opt for stationary bicycles equipped with friction belt, hydraulics or magnets. High-end stationary bicycles are fitted with computers, keeping the users constantly informed about workout details.
Stair stepper mimics climbing stair. Along with treadmill and bicycle, a stair stepping machine is needed for enhancing the quality of your aerobic exercises. Stair steppers help to tone your leg muscles and burns calories. Depending on your fitness level, you can increase the speed of the stepper and the stepping resistance.
If you don’t have enough space in your house to accommodate a number of fitness equipments, you can opt for a multipurpose bench. The bench can be adjusted for carrying out a wide range of muscle workouts.