No drive time, no waiting for machines, no monthly membership dues, just you and the workout of your choice. Home gym equipment and fitness streaming services have been off the charts over the last few years. It’s a trend that looks like it’s here to stay. Here are few ideas to help you create the home gym of your dreams.
Go big for less. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars in bulky gym equipment to get big results. Start with a $20 yoga mat, a couple sets of dumbbells, resistant bands and jump rope. Next, you can either YouTube some free workout videos or sign up for an inexpensive fitness streaming service. With this equipment alone, you have the perfect mix of strength training, cardio and stretching. The best part, it’s just a few steps away.
Create a studio experience. All the rage are app-based machines. From rowing to biking to running, you can quickly burn calories and increase muscle with an interactive, trainer lead workout. Designed for every level, these on-demand workouts make you feel like you’re in an actual class. Many people find them both motivating and addicting. Either way, you’re going to work up a sweat in the comfort of your own home.
Smart gyms that really save space. For some people making room for a home gym means you might need to get a little creative. What if you’re entire gym was attached right to your wall and looks just like a full-length mirror? Say hello to smart gyms. These space-saving, personal training smart gyms include access to a library of curated classes for every fitness level and workout type. Talk about a sleek and innovative way to work up a good sweat. You will pay a little more for these, but if space is an issue, it might just be worth it.
Whatever your needs are, you can always add equipment along the way. When it comes to a working out, consistency and variety are key, so don’t be afraid to switch things up!