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If you want to get into shape, do you need to spend money on an expensive gym membership? When people explore the things they need to do to begin losing weight, this question is one of the first they ask. They figure the only way to do it is at an actual gym, and this scares them. Some people do not want to spend the money on the gym. Others feel self-conscious at the gym. They feel people are looking at them and watching them, even though that is not usually the case. Still, people who feel this way and who feel roped into joining a gym will often fail simply because they do not feel comfortable.

Is There a Better Option?

What are you to do? Is there a better solution? Why, of course there is a better solution! You just need to create your own gym at home and fill it with the right equipment. Now everyone is groaning and saying they cannot afford to create their own home gym. After all, only the wealthy can create a worthwhile gym at home… right? Nope, that is not true at all. You can create a great gym, and you do not have to rob any banks to do it. In this article, we will cover the different things you need for the gym as well as some luxury items you might want to have eventually.

What Items Do You Need?

Let’s look at the best fitness equipment to use for your home gym. If you have these items, you do not need to set foot inside a gym unless you want to.

What are you to do? Is there a better solution? Why, of course there is a better solution! You just need to create your own gym at home and fill it with the right equipment. Now everyone is groaning and saying they cannot afford to create their own home gym. After all, only the wealthy can create a worthwhile gym at home… right? Nope, that is not true at all. You can create a great gym, and you do not have to rob any banks to do it. In this article, we will cover the different things you need for the gym as well as some luxury items you might want to have eventually.

What Items Do You Need?

Let’s look at the best fitness equipment to use for your home gym. If you have these items, you do not need to set foot inside a gym unless you want to.

  • Kettlebell- if you have never tried a kettlebell workout, you do not know what you are missing. These intense workouts do not take long, and they can improve your strength, size, and endurance quickly. Every home gym needs to have several different sized kettlebells
  • TRX – the TRX equipment is a form of suspension training via specialized straps that can help to give you a full body workout. They use your bodyweight to create the resistance for the exercises, and it is possible to do hundreds of exercises with the straps.
  • Dumbbells – of course, you can’t get away from the standard dumbbells. They are perfect for true resistance training. Make sure you have many different weights, since you will be getting stronger. A good option might be to choose adjustable weight dumbbells, which are very popular right now.
  • Exercise Bands – these bands come in many different styles and strengths, and they are perfect for getting in a nice and quick workout that provides some strength training along with endurance training.
  • Bench – every gym needs to have a bench, whether it is for exercises with dumbbells and kettlebells or for some abdominal workouts. Do not skimp on the bench. You want something sturdy that will last.
  • Swiss Ball – the Swiss ball or exercise ball is another great addition to the gym. You can do abs on the ball, and you can even use them in conjunction with dumbbells and kettlebells.

With these six items, you really will have everything you need for your home gym. It is possible to do strength training, as well as cardio training with these items, so you can have a perfectly rounded workout. If you have more money and space for your gym, you could certainly add some other pieces of equipment, such as an elliptical machine, a rowing machine, squat rack, or barbells.

Is the Home Gym Right for You?

Having a home gym that you create on your own has a number of advantages. It has the equipment you want and need, and you never have to travel far for a great workout. While the initial expense of the equipment might seem like a lot, you will save on fuel and gym memberships for years, so the cost balances quickly. Best of all, you can train whenever you want. However, that freedom might be too liberating. If you do not have discipline, it might be difficult to do your workouts each day. Too many people tell themselves that they can just workout tomorrow. Only tomorrow keeps getting pushed to… tomorrow.


Gavin Walsh
Gavin Walsh

A British fitness and fat loss magician that helps men and women lose the jelly from their belly pronto. Gavin is the head coach here at Body Fixers and has been featured in the likes of Men's Health, Women's Health and Men's Fitness, as well appearing on British TV several times with delightful nuggets of fitness and fat loss wisdom.

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