Buying a home gym is an investment – not just in your own health and fitness, but in the equipment itself. The big question then becomes, “what is the best home gyms – what should I choose?”
Are there cheap home gyms?
The short answer is – yes, there are cheap home gyms. You can find a basic home gym at big box stores such as Walmart or Costco. But, the bigger question is “are there qualty home gyms in my price range?” That’s when the answer gets a bit more complicated. Basically – you get what you pay for. You need to make sure you understand what you’ll get for your money The store may have a good return policy if you don’t like it, but will they also deliver and set up your new home gym for you – and at what cost? And, what happens if you don’t like it after using it for awhile? How can you make sure you’ll like your gym before you purchase it?
How should I choose my home gym?
First – what features are you looking for? What do you want to accomplish? Are you looking to work primary your lower body, your upper body, or a full body workout?
The best home gyms should allow you to do the following:
- Chest Workout (press and flys)
- Shoulder Workout (shoulder press and raises)
- Arms (biceps and triceps)
- Legs (extensions and curls)
- Back (lat pulldown & rows)
- Abs Workouts (crunches)
You should also be a able to adjust the seat position and leg workout components (you need to make sure the seat and any padding allows you to adjust for a comfortable workout), adjust the incline / decline of the bench (allowing you to target parts of your pectorial muscles, arms and shoulders when working your chest), and provide enough resistance (at least 150 lb. stack).
Which is the best home gym?
Deciding what is best for your needs takes time. You need to look around, shop different stores, check prices, and try out a few different machines. Read review of both the manufacturer and the retailer, and make sure you know about their delivery and return policies.
The main factors to consider are:
- Price – does it fit your budget?
- Features – does it have the options you want for the types of workouts you’re planning on doing?
- Size & Weight – How much room do you have for a home gym? Where will you place it in your home – and can your home handle it?
- Expected Use – the more you plan on using it, the more you might want to consider spending a bit more for additional quality and service life.
Should I purchase my home gym at a chain store, or should I use a retailer that specializes in home gyms?
You may spend a little bit less by going to a big box store like Walmart or Costco, but if you are looking to have it delivered and set up for you, you’re much better off purchasing from a retailer that specializes in home fitness equipment. Retailers like Fitness 4 Home Superstore can arrange to make sure your new home gym is not only delivered in perfect condition, but they can also arrange to have it installed for you, and show you how to use it. And, if you have any issues, retailers like Fitness 4 Home Superstore can also arrange for any needed maintenance or repairs. Most importantly, at a specialized home gym retailer, you’re able to truly try out the equipment in their showroom, allowing you to ensure what you’re purchasing will meet your needs.
If you’re looking for fitness equipment for your home to help you get started on your new fitness program, Fitness 4 Home Superstore carries a wide variety of the industry’s top cardio and strength equipment, including treadmills, ellipticals, rowers, home gyms, and adjustable dumbbells & weights. Visit any of Fitness 4 Home Superstore’s 3 Valley locations to learn more!
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