I’m always interested to know what kind of a setup other fitness bloggers are working with in their home gyms. Do they have fancy weight machines, $3000 treadmills and other workout equipment? Are they working with just a set of elastic resistance bands and a workout video? Or do they just go to a gym?
In the interests of sharing what I’m doing I thought I would share a few pictures of the setup I have in my house. If you’re a blogger, put up a post of your setup as well – and leave a comment here. I’d love to see what you have, and how you use it! I’ll update with links if anyone is bold enough to answer the challenge!
So what kind of setup am I using in my home gym? I have a pretty basic setup, but for me it has proven to be pretty effective. I don’t think you have to have a lot of fancy equipment to get started on the road to fitness.
Weights For Weight Training
First, I have a set of weights (pictured below). The weight set was actually pretty expensive because I bought it piece by piece and each weight is actually pretty pricy on its own. I’m sure I spent several hundred dollars piecing the weight set together. If I had it to do all over again I would probably end up buying an all in one weight set where you dial in the weight, and then use only what weight you need to for the exercise you’re doing. Something like this one.
Second, I have a treadmill for doing my cardio days. Personally I think a treadmill is almost a necessity in a cold climate like we have here in Minnesota. I am NOT going outside to go running on a -23 degree day, like we’ve had recently. We bought our treadmill, made by Fuel, for about $650 last year (pictured below). We bought it to replace my wife’s walking only model that I wasn’t able to use (because I’m too heavy).
We’ve been extremely happy with the treadmill, and we were told that it is basically the same as a more expensive model made by Sole. Same factory, etc – just a different label and less features/programs on the console. Highly recommended! Check out the comparable Sole F63 on Amazon.
Other Workout Tools
Other things that I use in my workouts include a workout dvd from the TV show – “The Biggest Loser”. I used to hate doing workout videos, it just seemed so silly. But this one that I use is actually a lot of fun. Check it out here.
One last tool I have in my arsenal is a set of workout dvds that I just bought used online. It is the P90X workout series. It promises to be tough to complete, but I need a challenge right now! Check it out here.
How About You?
How about you? What do your workout facilities at home look like? Do a blog post and show us! If you don’t have a home gym, why not?